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#51 OFFLINE   Grafixguy

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:20 AM

I can't understand why it needs to be there at all during a live game. There are a million other ways to get scores and information. I could even understand running it every 20 minutes or so just to update the scores but beyond that it's useless.



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#52 OFFLINE   milton

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:52 AM

What's awful is that the NHL doesn't allow for NHLCI to broadcast games that are on NHLN.  This forces you to (1) listen to the feed that the NHLN chooses, (2) have to put up with the NHLN logo and awful bottom line, (3) miss HNIC post-game, (4) often miss parts of the game because they don't always sync properly with the local RSN they are using the feed from, and (5) the weird blackout situation that occurs for NHLN games but not NHLCI games that has been documented on this thread.

 

It's said when hockey fans who subscribe to NHLCI hope that NHLN doesn't pick up the game.

 

MLBEI broadcasts games that are on MLBN.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:46 AM

What's awful is that the NHL doesn't allow for NHLCI to broadcast games that are on NHLN.  This forces you to (1) listen to the feed that the NHLN chooses, (2) have to put up with the NHLN logo and awful bottom line, (3) miss HNIC post-game, (4) often miss parts of the game because they don't always sync properly with the local RSN they are using the feed from, and (5) the weird blackout situation that occurs for NHLN games but not NHLCI games that has been documented on this thread.

 

It's said when hockey fans who subscribe to NHLCI hope that NHLN doesn't pick up the game.

 

MLBEI broadcasts games that are on MLBN.

But that would require that the owners of NHL teams would have to be as smart as owners of MLB teams, granted that is a very low hurdle, but apparently still significant. 



#54 OFFLINE   Sea bass

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:58 PM

This sucks. Kings are on, I am subbed to CI. Blacked out. This sucks. Thanks NHL & Directv.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:57 PM

the preseason games have NOT been blacked out with Gamecenter. Same with Center Ice on the Canadian Dishes.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:23 PM

the preseason games have NOT been blacked out with Gamecenter. Same with Center Ice on the Canadian Dishes.

 

Kinda too late now but. The more people that call them and make them aware of the issue the more likely they will fix it, if its a mistake of course. If its on purpose at least they will know how pissed off we are.

 

NHL Corporate offices NY 212-789-2000 (call before 6pm EST)

 

With all that said I think few other people have hit the nail on the head. The issue is they want ratings on the NHL Network, they want to push the carriers to carry it in their basic/standard programming package and the only way they can do that and still charge the rate they want is getting demand for the channel.

 

I also agree that the mother#$@!#@# NHL Network crawler is horrible. One reason why its so huge I think is to hide the other affliates own crawlers at the bottom. That doesn't mean they have to show it ALL the TIME! Even worse they show it on a re-broadcast of a game that was blacked out on all other networks, along with the SCORE of the that game... completely ruining it. I for one can't watch games if I already know the score.

 

Anyway the pre-season is pretty much over but I needed to add my 2 cents (again). NHL/NHL Network get your @#$@ together!


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:00 AM

the preseason games have NOT been blacked out with Gamecenter. Same with Center Ice on the Canadian Dishes.


I wonder if they're blacked out on Dish and cable? If not, then this does sound like a D* issue.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:32 PM

I can't understand why it needs to be there at all during a live game. There are a million other ways to get scores and information. I could even understand running it every 20 minutes or so just to update the scores but beyond that it's useless.


Totally agree. Get rid of the annoying crawl. What's a good e-mail address to contact them re: their NHL broadcasts, not that it would do any good, but it couldn't hurt.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:30 PM

the preseason games have NOT been blacked out with Gamecenter. Same with Center Ice on the Canadian Dishes.


I tried looking for games tonight on NHLGC and didn't see any listed. How are you getting them?

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:13 PM

watching calgary/phoenix at the moment via gamecenter. tsn feed.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:26 PM

I wonder if they're blacked out on Dish and cable? If not, then this does sound like a D* issue.

 They are certainly blacked out on FIOS.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:34 PM

watching calgary/phoenix at the moment via gamecenter. tsn feed.


I don't know how you're getting them, but there are no games showing up on any of my NHLGC apps.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:36 PM

It shows up on a computer, but not iPhone, Apple TV or Roku. Yes, I have all of them. I know it is overkill....



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:49 PM

Log into your NHL Gamecenter live account and then have it launch it. It will take you to the current day. This is the first time in a long time that they have started carrying preseason games in that package. I suspect the league retaining the rights may have something to do with the new blackouts. Having said that according to the game finder program on the Dish network site the games are blacked out there too. I don't subscribe to their sports pack because it is redundant and not needed since the pac 12 network is considered and rsn in my area. I don't expect the RDS game to be available though. They generally don't use that feed unless it is the only feed available for the game.

I tried looking for games tonight on NHLGC and didn't see any listed. How are you getting them?


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:03 AM

I didn't read where is would be viewable, but read the general blackout rules. There is no rule/reason for it to be blacked out...

 

When the Winnipeg Jets had live feeds of preseason games on their website, they said it would not viewable out of the market due to NHL rules, not theirs.






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