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No Coyotes hockey in New Mexico

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by paakoridge, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. paakoridge

    paakoridge Legend

    Jan 4, 2007
    DirecTV has indicated (email) that they can't offer Coyotes coverage from Fox AZ on Sports Pack to NM residents due to unspecified costs, thus will black out broadcasts and, because NM is Coyotes broadcast territory, will also black out Center Ice coverage, thus leaving NM in the dark for Coyotes viewing. This could spill over into many other markets with similar circumstances. Has anyone else experienced this communication from DirecTV?:mad:
  2. dxtrfn80

    dxtrfn80 Mentor

    Apr 17, 2012
    Same thing with the Charlotte Bobcats and outside of the Charlotte Metro area. Have to go with Time Warner to see the Bobcats outside of Charlotte.
  3. lacubs

    lacubs Godfather

    Sep 11, 2010
    i guess they updated there demographics for their audience, for all sports, I got same letter for Cleveland Cavaliers, from my understand is NBA NHL problem not direcTV
  4. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Hockey in NM just seems unnatural. :grin:
  5. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    One could say that about Southern California as well.

    Yet we grabbed 2 out of the last 5 Stanley Cups. (Ducks - 2007, Kings - 2012)
  6. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Good for you. It doesn't matter.
  7. lokar

    lokar Icon

    Oct 7, 2006
    I used to live in Albuquerque and hockey has always been alive and well there. I remember playing pickup games of street hockey on the UNM quad back in the '90s and a friend of mine near there has kids enrolled in ice hockey and there are tournaments all over the state. Hockey does exist outside of the northern U.S. although I'm sure the Coyotes will move in the next couple of years so the original poster of this topic will be able to see the Seattle/Quebec Coyotes again soon enough.
  8. Cyber36

    Cyber36 Legend

    Mar 20, 2008
    Byron NY
    Don't worry, there won't be a season........
  9. Baldmaga

    Baldmaga Godfather

    Sep 1, 2007
    A long time ago we got a letter from Directv saying that we would no longer receive FSN Southwest broadcasts of the Rockets, Mavericks and Spurs (all 3 were on that station) here in Louisiana. As a result, we were blacked out of any Texas teams games, as well as the Hornets. And the Hornets were carried by CST, which has never had carriage with DirecTV, so NBA LP was almost useless with up to 4 games blacked out on a given night.
  10. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    Now I understand why GA has lost two NHL hockey teams. :)
  11. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    What??? Hot & humid Georgia had NHL hockey teams? I thought those were uniformed freestyle swim teams! :p
  12. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006

    Actually, not entirely accurate. In SOME zip codes in New Mexico there will not be games but not all of New Mexico.
  13. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Even with NHLCI? Why is that?
  14. paakoridge

    paakoridge Legend

    Jan 4, 2007
    Where, Hidalgo county? Certainly not where I live, near Albuquerque, with half the state's population, and probably everything North, so it's essentially the bulk of NM.
  15. fireponcoal

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
  16. scv87

    scv87 New Member

    Feb 21, 2011
    I live in Benton, KY (far western part of the state), and got the same email saying I'll no longer get Memphis or Indiana in the NBA, and Nashville in the NHL. Memphis and Indiana are also blacked out in NBA League Pass too.

    I still get the Columbus Blue Jackets even though I'm 120 miles from Nashville and 420 miles from Columbus.

    Does anybody know if these new rules will affect MLB next year? If they take the Cardinals away, then I'll have to switch providers.
  17. HGuardian

    HGuardian Godfather

    Aug 9, 2010
    DIRECTV sounds like they are going in Dish mode with the hosing in-market fans and sports fans in general. Oh, you live in western Kentucky, have League Pass, and want to watch the Pacers and Heat game that is being carried on FS Indiana, Sun Sports and NBA TV? Sorry, blacked out on all of the above.
  18. PrinceLH

    PrinceLH New Member

    Feb 18, 2003
    I can almost hear the New York State NHL blackout consensus brewing.
  19. adkinsjm

    adkinsjm Icon

    Mar 25, 2003
    If only the NHL were on.
  20. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    No Hockey Lately.

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