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HD Discusson: NHL Network (Channel 215)


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#141 OFFLINE   wolfjc

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 02:00 PM

Just to clarify, this exclusive window only applies to US teams. That is why, last night, on CI, we WERE able to watch Toronto @ Ottawa(2 Canadien teams), but we were NOT able to see Washington @ Atlanta. I'm not sure the exclusivity lasts all night either, but not sure on this(meaning there is a possiblility if Versus covered a 7pm game, the 10pm+ games can be shown elsewhere and vice versa).

I really hate the NHL for scheduling "other" games, besides the "Versus exclusive" game, at the same time, thus depriving not only general NHL fans of a game, but the fans of the US teams that you cannot see, because of Versus's exclusive window.

If the NHL wants to dole out an exclusive window, fine, but then DON'T schedule other games, at that same time.


As I replied to another post when Versus is broadcasting a game THAT game is only on Versus but the rest of the NHL games can be and are carried on CI, at least over on E*

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#142 OFFLINE   Peter305

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 02:59 PM

I am very disappointed in the NHL network so far.

The ticker at the bottom hasnt been updated since the launch. I actutally like the ticker on the NHL network from Canada. During the day it gives nhl news and transactions and during the evening or whenever games are going on it give very up to date scores, and all goals and assisits. Since they are using TSN's broadcasters for NHL on the Fly, why couldnt they use TSN's ticker?

There seems to be no hd content at all - except for live games once or twice a week. The pillar box screen is awful to watch. I actually like the SD feed better most of the time. I even saw 1 or 2 live games with those stupid vertical lines down the each side of the screen. Even if the feed isn't HD I am pretty sure they could format the screen like ESPN does when showing non HD programming. Would it be so hard to shift the pillar box to the left and use the rest of the screen to show standing, stats etc. Who is producing this channel? An ex fast food restaurant manager?

NHL network should get thier act together. This is an embarassment to the NHL when you compare it to the NFL and NBA.

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I understand this is an HD thread but I have to say I am enjoying the NHL Network in SD, which is all I have right now. Yes it could be better, especially the ticker at the bottom which is annoying but all in all this channel is a real blessing for hockey fans. Let's give thanks it is here rather than kicking at it. There is nothing like the NHL on the Fly program it is a must for hockey fans.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 03:34 PM

I personally enjoyed being able to see the HOF ceremonies last night also; although I DO agree, the channel IS a little lame thus far......the ticker is essentially useless, plus ANNOYING SAME commercials OVER and OVER!!!!

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 04:27 PM

I wish they'd show more hockey. Heck, even if they should show some AHL games..better than just talk shows.
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 05:09 PM

Was the ceremony actually in HD? I can't record it until, I think, tonight. And why can't they get rid of that huge banner at the bottom. It's been a while now, we know what we're watching. It takes up too much space.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 06:29 PM

Ceremony wasn't on HD. Also, it wasn't televised on NHL Network in Canada. It was televised on TSNa (digital alternate channel that few even know exist). It will be televised on TSN on 7:30 ET on Wednesday in Canada.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:21 AM

NHL Network Signs Broadcast Extension Of ECHL Game Coverage

Deal Includes 22 'Game Of The Week' Match-ups, All-Star Game And Kelly Cup Playoffs

TORONTO – NHL Network today announced it has reached a one-year extension for broadcast rights to games of the ECHL, a league with affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL franchises and 26 of 29 American Hockey League (AHL) clubs. The broadcast package provides NHL Network in Canada and the U.S. with 22 'Game of the Week' match-ups throughout the remainder of the 2007-08 season, airing Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET. The deal also includes the Chase Chevrolet ECHL All-Star Game and the Kelly Cup Playoffs.

This is the sixth consecutive year of ECHL action on NHL Network (see complete broadcast schedule below).

NHL Network's broadcast schedule gets underway on Saturday, Nov. 17 with Alaska @ Idaho at 7 p.m. ET. Highlights of the network's schedule include nine games featuring the defending Kelly Cup champion Idaho Steelheads, live coverage of the 16th annual ECHL Chase Chevrolet All-Star Game on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 and the Kelly Cup Playoffs in Spring 2008. Over the years, 333 former ECHL players have suited up in the NHL.

This marks the second broadcast agreement this week for NHL Network, which previously unveiled a 20-game broadcast package with the AHL for the 2007-08 season.

Note - the schedule is on NHL.com. I wish they'd also show some AHL games.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:32 AM

NHL Network Signs Broadcast Extension Of ECHL Game Coverage

Deal Includes 22 'Game Of The Week' Match-ups, All-Star Game And Kelly Cup Playoffs

TORONTO – NHL Network today announced it has reached a one-year extension for broadcast rights to games of the ECHL, a league with affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL franchises and 26 of 29 American Hockey League (AHL) clubs. The broadcast package provides NHL Network in Canada and the U.S. with 22 'Game of the Week' match-ups throughout the remainder of the 2007-08 season, airing Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET. The deal also includes the Chase Chevrolet ECHL All-Star Game and the Kelly Cup Playoffs.

This is the sixth consecutive year of ECHL action on NHL Network (see complete broadcast schedule below).

NHL Network's broadcast schedule gets underway on Saturday, Nov. 17 with Alaska @ Idaho at 7 p.m. ET. Highlights of the network's schedule include nine games featuring the defending Kelly Cup champion Idaho Steelheads, live coverage of the 16th annual ECHL Chase Chevrolet All-Star Game on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 and the Kelly Cup Playoffs in Spring 2008. Over the years, 333 former ECHL players have suited up in the NHL.

This marks the second broadcast agreement this week for NHL Network, which previously unveiled a 20-game broadcast package with the AHL for the 2007-08 season.

Note - the schedule is on NHL.com. I wish they'd also show some AHL games.


They are :

NHL Network’s 2007-08 AHL broadcast schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Nov. 15 – Rochester @ Syracuse at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Nov. 22 – Toronto @ Lake Erie at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Nov. 29 – Lake Erie @ Rochester at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Dec. 6 – Worcester @ Portland at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Dec. 13 – Toronto @ Rochester at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Dec. 20 – Springfield @ Portland at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 10 – Lake Erie @ Rockford at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 17 – Philadelphia @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 31 – Lowell @ Portland at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Feb. 7 – San Antonio @ Lake Erie at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Feb. 14 – Hershey @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Feb. 21 – Hershey @ Rochester at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Feb. 28 – Albany @ Rochester at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Mar. 6 – Philadelphia @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Mar. 13 – Grand Rapids @ Lake Erie at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Mar. 20 – Rochester @ Syracuse at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Mar. 27 – Manchester @ Portland at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Apr. 3 – Manitoba @ Rochester at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Apr. 10 – Philadelphia @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Apr. 17 – Hamilton @ Lake Erie at 7 p.m. ET


http://www.amerks.co...px?news_id=1288

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:33 AM

Note - the schedule is on NHL.com. I wish they'd also show some AHL games.


What are you refering to here? Nhl.com having AHL schedule or NHL Network showing AHL games?

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:50 AM

AHL schedule (I didn't know they carried AHL games) on the NHL website.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 12:43 PM

AHL schedule (I didn't know they carried AHL games) on the NHL website.


all you had to do was read the article you posted...it mentioned they carried AHL games...

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 01:04 PM

Well count me as one likes the NHL Network and is glad Direct picked it up, but I also think the near-constant advertisement that takes up a huge portion of the bottom of the screen is both intrusive and annoying. They keep scrolling the same thing over and over and over again! :(

No scores, no NHL info, just the same repetitive ads. Yuck. And it hides info or game action on occasion.

Thank goodness it wasn't on during the Edmonton/Vancouver game Wednesday night.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 04:42 PM

Does anyone happen to still have the letter that D* sent the NHL CI subs back in early October?? In the mailing, there was mention of a discount for NHL CI subs if they place an order at shop.nhl.com. I think it was something like 10% or something. I can't find this letter anymore, but want to place an order and save some $$$.

The mailing was one of those 'the NHL season is soon starting and we want to thank you for subscribing again' letters. I think it was the same one that included those little NHL team decal stickers for our remotes. If anyone has this mailing still and can let me know (either in a response here or PM) what this special discount was for, I'd appreciate it.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 06:40 PM

post deleted by me...my mistake

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 06:43 PM

Tonight we get the TSN HD feed for the Sabres/Canadians game but no HD.

I was wondering which feed it was. It's blacked out here in Buffalo. If it was the MSG HD feed (which the Sabres home games are available in), then it would make me feel better about having the Sabres home games in HD once the D*/MSG situation is resolved.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 06:46 PM

I was wondering which feed it was. It's blacked out here in Buffalo. If it was the MSG HD feed (which the Sabres home games are available in), then it would make me feel better about having the Sabres home games in HD once the D*/MSG situation is resolved.



It IS in HD from the TSN HD feed.

My NHL Netork channel was stuck on SD had to change channels back and forth and the HD showed up.

This is why I deleted my previous post.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 08:24 PM

The HD from the game is great, but the studio protion between the periods, looks like upconverted SD, is so blurry it hurts my eyes.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 10:31 PM

December NHL NETWORK-USA schedule is up -

http://www.nhl.com/n...rticleid=344536

Wednesday, December 5 Ottawa @ Florida 7:30 ET/4:30 PT
Friday, December 7 Minnesota @ Detroit 7:30 ET/4:30 PT
Wednesday, December 12 Vancouver @ Anaheim 10:00 ET/7:00 PT
Friday, December 14 Toronto @ Atlanta 7:30 ET/4:30 PT
Friday, December 14 Minnesota @ Anaheim 10:00 ET/7:00 PT
Wednesday, December 19 Los Angeles @ Detroit 7:30 ET/4:30 PT
Wednesday, December 19 Colorado @ Anaheim 10:00 ET/ 7:00 PT
Friday, December 21 New York Islanders @ Pittsburgh 7:30 ET/4:30 PT
Sunday, December 23 Boston @ Pittsburgh 3:00 ET/Noon PT
Wednesday, December 26 Toronto @ New York Islanders 7:30 ET/4:30 PT
Friday, December 28 Montreal @ Florida 7:30 ET/4:30 PT

*Schedule subject to change

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 12:49 AM

...sweet....




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