2013-2014 NHL Center Ice

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  1. Peter305

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    Credit where credit is due, there have been major improvements to coverage of Canadian hockey teams in the last few weeks. We are consistently seeing Sportsnet feeds for western teams in HD and they have also been showing more SD feeds of TSN and LeafsTV. I've complained a lot over the years and never thought I'd see the day when things would be this good, long may it continue.

    It gives me hope that when Rogers Sportsnet takes over national coverage in Canada next year, we may get to see most of their games in HD or at least SD.

    Well done DirecTV
     
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  2. Chilcoot

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    According to my DirecTV onscreen guide today, tonight's Ducks-Flames game from Calgary is only being shown in SD, the Flames' feed. No Ducks feed, and nothing in HD? Strange.
     
  3. inkahauts

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    Ducks game is on FOX Sports West so I bet it's just missing at the moment
     
  4. dvdmth

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    Flames feed is on TSN as I recall, so no surprise there. As for the Ducks...indeed, that should be there in HD. Not sure what the deal is there.

    If it's still not in the 700's by game time, try channel 692. If that channel is blacked out, you have my permission to scream.
     
  5. wilsonc

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    Anyone know why D* is using TSN-Jets instead of FoxSports on tonight's Jets-Ducks game? The guide is flagged as Ducks Broadcast, even though they are using TSN-Jets. Angels and Clippers were playing, but Lakers and Dodgers had the night off.
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    Because the Ducks broadcast is on KDOC, a local channel in Anaheim. D* doesn't get the local channel feeds unless its the only broadcast available.
     
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    inkahauts

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    And the clipper game and the angel game took up the other too. Luckily the kings and was on NBCsn. The Lakers and Dodgers are no longer issues as they are on their own channels but there's still four other teams for the two channels and the ducks are not tops in priority most the time so they have several games a year on KDOC.
     
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    inkahauts

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    And the clipper game and the angel game took up the other too. Luckily the kings and was on NBCsn. The Lakers and Dodgers are no longer issues as they are on their own channels but there's still four other teams for the two channels and the ducks are not tops in priority most the time so they have several games a year on KDOC.
     
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    tbirds118

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    Wow, the ultra-rare double HD feed for a Canadian v Canadian matchup. Currently, Calgary v Toronto both in HD,
     
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    wilsonc

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    Just proves they have the bandwidth to do it. They just need the will to do it all the time.

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    I want to see a bigger sample size before I'm on board. The reason Roger Sports Net has been in HD lately is the lack of U.S. availbility of telecats (Anaheim games being on KDOC, pushed there because of Southern California multi sports conflicts).
     
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    tbirds118

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    You mean a bigger sample than almost a whole season of Canucks and Oilers/Flames broadcasts?
     
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    Everyone's a cynic. :)
     
  14. TheRatPatrol

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    Also check your in market RSN's. Mine is Altitude Sports and they are televising all the AVS games.
     
  16. JoeTheDragon

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    220-1 is needed for overflow / reverse mirror
    now last year there was some mess ups with NHL network reverse mirror feed and there may be an CNBC reverse mirror feed.

    But in round 1 local games are for the most part on your local RSN. But you should beable to see all games BUT NBC doubles up and may use reverse mirrors other then real alt feeds.

    last year

    http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/205211-nbcsn-alt-not-being-used/?hl=%2Bnhl+%2Bnetwork+%2Boverflow#entry3137147
     
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    Does anyone know NBC's plans for coverage if a game goes long into the start time of the next game? I ask because on Sunday the Rangers/Flyers are on NBC at noon and Bruins/Red Wings are on at 3. What happens if the Rangers/Flyers game goes into OT? I am in the Boston market, so I am certain that when the Bruins game starts, the local NBC stations will switch to that game. Does anyone know what channnel the continuation of the Rangers game will be on? Being a Rangers fan, that is the game I want to see including any OT.

    SMK
     
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    Does anyone remember if NBC used their regular announcers on the feeds on CNBC last year. I could handle Dave Strader and Brian Engblom or a few others besides Doc and Edzo, but the thought of listening to the Flyer's announcers when the Rangers are on CNBC would not sit well with me.

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  19. tbirds118

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    Ken Daniels, play-by-play guy for the Red Wings, is doing game 1 with Pierre McGuire.
     
  20. dvdmth

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    For overlapping games on NBCSN or CNBC, the start of the second game is carried on NHL Network, at least in the first and possibly second rounds. If overlapping games occur later in the playoffs, they may use CNBC instead of NHLN for overlapping coverage (this happened at least once). For local markets of the involved teams, they have sometimes provided cable systems alternate feeds that include full coverage of the second game, and DirecTV has occasionally made these feeds available in the past (they would be on 220-1 for NBCSN and 215-1 for NHLN), but do not count on them.

    For overlapping games on NBC, most of the country get the first game in its entirety, with coverage of the second game starting on NBCSN (though the actual network with overflow coverage might vary depending on what else is on at the time). For those in the local markets of the involved teams, the second game is carried from the beginning on the local NBC station. In theory, an alternate feed would be provided to cable systems as a "reverse mirror" so that the conclusion of the first game would be on the designated overflow channel, but I would not count on DirecTV making such an alternate feed available (they need to know in advance in order to allocate bandwidth, and they don't always get the memo in time for situations like this). Therefore, if the games on Sunday overlap, you might be out of luck as far as watching on DirecTV is concerned. The good news is that all NBC games are streamed online, so if you have a broadband internet connection you can see the second game that way if all else fails.

    One situation for which I don't know the answer (and would love to know) is if NHL Network is already carrying a game when other games overlap on another network (that is, if there are four games going on simultaneously on the cable networks). With only three cable channels designated for playoff coverage (NBCSN, CNBC, and NHLN), they would have to find some other channel for overflow coverage in this situation. They are required, under the terms of their contract, to provide complete coverage of every playoff game, so there has to be some plan for this situation, but so far it hasn't happened. (And no, using an alternate feed for the overlap will not be satisfactory because such a feed would not be carried on all cable systems. It is very rare for a cable system to carry both the regular and alternate feeds of a network in the same market.)
     

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