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Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by la24philly, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Nov 6, 2011 #481 of 698
    cmasia

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    I think it is the backhaul from the United Center back to SN, and D* is just plugging in spots along the way.

    Amazing, natural picture. Best I've ever seen for hockey.

    And SN's Shorthouse and Garrett are a pleasure to listen to.

    I'm guessing the only reason we have it is the Hawks are on WGN tonight.

    Another surprise, as I'm in the Hawks territory. Surprised I'm not blacked out.

    Not complaining, mind you.

    Between 2nd and 3rd now and they are showing raw highlights with natural sound....

    Awesome.
     
  2. Nov 6, 2011 #482 of 698
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    What is the playnow.com canucks hockey that is on some is the graphics? Is out a Sportsnet sponsor, or something added onto the backhaul feed?
    I would be very happy if direct made more of an effort to get at least 1 of the feeds (home/away) in hd.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2011 #483 of 698
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    You are both correct, that is a back haul feed from SportsNet. Its great that they have access to it. But it would be nice if they could get the actual feeds from both SportsNet and TSN. Maybe one day.

    I'm also wondering why they can't get the WGN HD feed, don't they provide that as a local channel to the Chicago area, couldn't they use that for CI?
     
  4. Nov 6, 2011 #484 of 698
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    The graphics are coming from the truck, which is in Chicago.

    I agree..

    I'm spoiled .... we need more of what I'm seeing tonight.

    Simply amazing.

    And I'm a Rangers fan, but watching this instead!
     
  5. Nov 7, 2011 #485 of 698
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    Well the Game is on a OTA channel so the black out rules may not be the same as a game on a RSN channel.

    But the Braves used to have a channel in the 600's to show the OTA games now mirrored on FSN.

    The Chicago teams need that for the WCIU bulls, cubs and sox games and for the WGN Chicago only bulls games / Hawks games. Maybe CSN / CSN + can mirror them if they have the room.
     
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    They do have WGN 9 HD on the locals. But they can also get it from the same place they get Sports Net Ontario.

    MLB EI at least last year had the WGN games with 1 feed as SD only.
     
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    Directv used raw feeds from SuperSport South Africa, Fox sports australia, and Sky sports new zealand for super rugby.
     
  8. abcward

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    For those with Directv, are there still any deals to be had when it comes to getting NHL Center Ice package?
     
  9. CBMC

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    There are always "deals" to be had. You should call and ask for retentions. Tell them something along the lines of: I really want the NHL center ice package, but my bill is already $xxx amount and I really can't afford full price. If the first rep doesn't offer you any deals then try again.
     
  10. TheRatPatrol

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    I hear Jiggs McDonald doing the Islanders game.
     
  11. CBMC

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    Looks like we are getting another Sportsnet backhaul of the Edmonton/Chicago.
     
  12. loudo

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    That is OK with me. A Canadian feed in HD is always good.
     
  13. CBMC

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    Oh yes. Absolutely. I wasn't complaining at all. I could care less that it is a backhaul as long as it is in HD.
     
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    Looks like those that have FiOS and MSG as their RSN, will soon be able to see NHL games on MSG in HD [link]. I know the ruling came a while back, but it was delayed due to appeals and recently upheld.
     
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    Any idea if this would have any effect on Center Ice MSG telecasts?
     
  16. sigma1914

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    For which provider? DirecTV already gets them, Dish probably never will.
     
  17. habsfan66

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    I know Dish has no MSG as RSN's but they do have MSG broadcasts on Center Ice. Just wondered (hoped) that might get them in HD on CI.
     
  18. RACJ2

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    Sorry, I don't know if this has any bearing on what Dish offers in their NHL CI package. Even if MSG HD is available to all providers, it seems that Dish would still have to negotiate a rate to carry it, even in the NHL CI package.
     
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    Finally a couple afternoon games on a Saturday!

    Philadelphia Flyers at Winnipeg Jets.......2:00 pm CT 770-1
    Detroit Red Wings at Los Angeles Kings..3:00 pm CT 215
     
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    I noticed that too, sweet. Thanks for the reminder.
     

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