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2017-18 NHL Center Ice

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by jw_rally, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. KyL416

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    Absolutely nothing. Canadian providers programmed their own Sunday Ticket channels using feeds from regional CTV stations and raw Fox and CBS feeds for whatever games CTV, CTV Two and the TSNs didn't pickup, and like DirecTV, take advantage of any local breaks on the raw CBS and Fox feeds to insert promos. They never used DirecTV's Sunday Ticket channels. (The same with other packages like Centre Ice, where it's a mix of Rogers SportsNet and TSN feeds for regional games, along with feeds from NBCU and US RSNs for any games Rogers didn't pickup nationally on their SportsNet channels.)

    Also, we've been through this countelss times. Stop repeating that claim that DirecTV just has a dish pointed to Anik and/or NIMQ for NHL Canadian feeds and use a Shaw Direct and/or Bell receiver to pass it along to their subscribers. The leagues have private wild feeds distributed on both C-Band and fiber that are seperate from the regular customer feeds that they make available to providers for out of market sports packages, partner broadcasters, international broadcasters, as well as internal use. i.e. MSG doesn't even uplink their HD feeds to C-Band, yet Canadian providers and iNDemand carry HD feeds for Sabres, Rangers, Knicks, Devils and Islanders games, the same with CSN Philly and TCN Philly, which up until a few years ago wasn't on C-Band at all. (Not to mention OTA only games, where contrary to popular claim, are NOT done by an internal reuplink of the LIL feeds or the WGN feed from Shaw or Bell like you constantly falsely claim)
     
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  2. trh

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    I wouldn't think there would be any impact.
     
  3. JoeTheDragon

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    Well some time ago some posted on the forums that Directv was helping Shaw uplink NFT ST. Need to find that post.
     
  4. KyL416

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    They're not. Shaw programmed their own Sunday Ticket feeds like all other Canadian providers. i.e. say at 1pm ET CTV Vancouver was showing the Seahawks, CTV Winnipeg was showing the Vikings, CTV Two in Southern Ontario was showing the Lions, CTV Toronto was showing the Bills, and CTV Montreal was showing the Patriots, Sunday Ticket in Canada carried the CTV feeds for these games, they didn't use the Fox and CBS feeds for those games. Whatever games that were not picked up by CTV regionally or TSN nationally came from the raw CBS and Fox network feeds with Shaw promos during local ad breaks.

    Some Canadian providers like Rogers do have access to backup feeds from iNDemand for some sports packages, so it's possible those within range can do something similar with DirecTV and Sunday Ticket, but those are for backup purposes only and not regular use. (i.e. if something happens with Rogers's main operations in Toronto, they can restore service remotely at their other centers in central Canada with iNDemand's feeds):
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  5. JoeTheDragon

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    indemand does get there feeds from SHAW for NHL CI / MLB EI as posted on this board some time ago by someone who works there.

    Nhl 2009-10 tv & nhl centre ice dtv thread
     
  6. KyL416

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    Notice the date on that post, 2009. A LOT has changed since then and it's clearly outdated. (i.e. they specifically talk about not being able to use MSG HD, which they frequently use now, and it was back when they only had one TEAMHD and GAMEHD channel that shared bandwidth)
     
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  7. loudo

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    Canceled my NHL-TV and going back to Center Ice this year, cause they have NHL-TV included. Glad they are early this year, last year the season had started before I realized Center Ice contained both, and was to late to cancel NHL-TV.
     
  8. loudo

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    Has anyone been able to add CI, via the web site? I tried with three different browsers and the Android app, and all failed. I would get as far as My Plan/ Add/Remove Programing, and when I clicked on it it took me back to the main AT&T menu. If I tried to go back to My Plan and enter Add/Remove, it would do it again. In a big loop. I had to call it in.
     
  9. TheRatPatrol

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    Anyone know yet what channel the Las Vegas Knights will be on? Are they creating a FOX Sports Vegas?
     
  10. jw_rally

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    AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain. Formerly ROOT Sports.

    AT&T SportsNet.
     
  11. schmave1

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    Do we know yet how the NHL territorial claims will be impacted by this new team? Do the existing teams just drop the Las Vegas DMA and keep everything else they currently have? I suppose we probably will not know until the season begins.
    KyL: Building on what you posted up this page, is this why the WGN feeds of Cubs and Sox games this year are not a rebroadcast of the actual Channel 9 as they have been the past two years but rather the game itself with a bunch of PSAs (some of which are profoundly depressing and all of which are repeated ad nauseum, BTW) during the breaks? The WLS broadcasts on EI are clearly the feed of ABC7 itself exactly as it is seen in Chicago, but I've wondered all year why we aren't getting the WGN9 feed as was previously done. This would seem to answer that.
    Any other OTA feeds I see always seem to be just a rebroadcast of the local station exactly as it is seen in the local market.
     
  12. cmasia

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    Hi Schmave1.

    When the VGK's picked AT&T / Root Sports Rocky Mountain, it was determined the Kings and Ducks games, previously available in Vegas on FS West and Prime Ticket would now be blacked out.

    Vegas team to affect Kings, Ducks

    Quoting from the article:

    Kings and Ducks games would be considered out-of-market games in Las Vegas upon completion of new local TV rights agreements and would be made available in that city through NHL.TV and other providers.

    That's actually good news for Vegas Center Ice subscribers, as now we will not be blacked out of the opposing team feeds for Kings and Ducks games.
    Personally, I much prefer the Sportsnet and TSN broadcasts, and the Kings and Ducks play over a quarter of their schedule against Canadian sides.
     

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