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Canadian Hockey Feeds in NHLCI

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Peter305, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Feb 16, 2013 #61 of 151

    wilsonc Legend

    Aug 22, 2006
    D* is doing a great job with CBC coverage this season. I remember last year if the 7 pm game ended before 10 pm, even a few minutes before, they would throw up the D* slide until 10 pm for the second CBC game. Last night on the Pens-Jets game, they stayed with CBC for the entire post game. Feed wasn't turned off until 15 minutes into The National. Tonight on Sens-Leafs, they stayed with CBC even after they switched to Flyers-Habs that was showing on NHL Network.
  2. Feb 17, 2013 #62 of 151

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    Isn't anyone wondering if the Canadian networks will be carrying Hockey Day in America today? And whether or not they will televise the full half hour of coverage and the games or just the games? ;)
  3. Feb 17, 2013 #63 of 151

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    It's Hockey Weekend Across America. Don't be fooled by NBC's commercials referring to it as Hockey Day in America. Something they made up for their own convenience.

    USA Hockey
  4. Feb 17, 2013 #64 of 151

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    Much of Canada gets NBC via satellite and cable, TSN2 is also simulcasting it.
  5. Feb 17, 2013 #65 of 151

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    And I think most Canadiens would like to see less Hockey Day in America and more Hockey teams in Canada. HDIA is kind of a farce to some degree. The people in America who love hockey will continue to do so while the people who think the game is a farce of a sport will continue to think that as well. It really has no cultural identity here outside of the Buffalo and Philadelphia(etc.) regions of the nation.. HDIC is about the weight of the sports cultural meaning more then anything else.
  6. Feb 17, 2013 #66 of 151

    charlie460 Godfather

    Sep 12, 2009
    Love the CBC HD coverage.
  7. Feb 17, 2013 #67 of 151

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    Its too bad that Canada doesn't seem to have enough cities that can support an NHL team. Although, they do have plenty of hockey at other levels.

    As we all know, the NHL in Canada is like the NFL in the US. The most popular sport in the respective countries, that a large percentage of the population can't live without. Although there are plenty of people in the US that don't watch NFL games and probably the same can be said of hockey in Canada. I've worked with some Canadians that could care less about hockey, which initially surprised me.
  8. Feb 17, 2013 #68 of 151

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    I hear you and agree but it sure doesn't stop people in that region from wanting an NHL franchise in every small town.
  9. Feb 17, 2013 #69 of 151

    Jables AllStar

    Apr 24, 2008
    They have plenty of additional cities that could support an NHL team. The NHL simply isn't interested in granting them franchises because they have chosen to plow ahead with their expansion into American markets instead.

    The NHL is a gate-revenue driven league, but the league insists on a strategy that pretends they are a TV-revenue driven league.
  10. Feb 17, 2013 #70 of 151

    blackhawkzone Godfather

    Nov 29, 2007
    So are you saying that Buffalo and Philadelphia are the only 2 us cities that care about hockey?

    Today in the Chicago area, there are FIVE hockey games

    Hawks vs kings
    Outdoor at Solider Field (Home of Bears)
    Miami/Notre Dame

    Both the Chicago Wolves and Rockford Icehogs have home games.

    Not bad for a us city that doesnt care :)
  11. Feb 17, 2013 #71 of 151

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    That is why I wrote etc. how dare I leave out the mighty Chicago..

    PA is a much better Hockey state then Illinois overall if you want to get technical about it. 2 NHL franchises, 2 AHL franchise(soon 3), one OHL franchise and a BigTen College trump your state. Whatever though. When you going to tell me about your Canadian dish? I love those stories.
  12. Feb 18, 2013 #72 of 151

    blackhawkzone Godfather

    Nov 29, 2007
    Penn state is a hockey power. no doubt about it.

    Although Illinois currently has 3 ahl teams

    I don't have the canadian dish anymore. Since 95 percent of the games on Directtv are in HD, I don't have a need to pay for a 2nd centre ice subscription for the other 5.

    Joined a Sports Torrent site a few years ago. Anything I need from Canada, or CSN phily feeds are on there and they can be downloaded for free.

    Google is your friend since I am sure somebody will say it is wrong and that Directv should carry every feed of every game in HD, even though they have shown that they have zero interest in doing so or it would have happened already
  13. Feb 25, 2013 #73 of 151

    cmasia Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    Las Vegas
    Unless SatelliteRacer or someone with inside CI knowledge has some insight, I guess we'll never understand the logic / illogic when it comes to HD for Canadian feeds.

    Saturday: TSN HD feed for Jets - Flyers? Yes.

    Tonight: TSN HD feed for Leafs - Flyers? No.

    And as a total aside, I was in Montreal over the weekend for the Islanders game Thursday and the Rangers game Saturday.

    What a great building to watch hockey and what a great city to eat, drink, and make new friends!
  14. Feb 25, 2013 #74 of 151

    stoutman Godfather

    Feb 8, 2003
    Hockey barely beats out NASCAR hot pass in the eyes of Directv.
  15. Feb 25, 2013 #75 of 151

    FLWingNut Godfather

    Nov 19, 2005
    Chicago is a great hockey market once again. Let's not forget Michigan. Great college hockey, the Wings, high school hockey...
  16. Feb 26, 2013 #76 of 151

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    Part of the same Torrent community good buddy. Penn State will one day put the Fighting Sioux to shame(yeah right).
  17. Mar 4, 2013 #77 of 151

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    Canadian feeds are difficult to explain. DIRECTV doesn't broadcast into Canada so we don't pick up Canadian feeds as a norm. We can get them as "wild" feeds, but they're not here 24/7. For some games, only the SD feeds are provided to us. Sometimes HD feeds are provided as well, but if the capacity isn't there (remember, this is an incremental wild feed, not one that we have already baked in) then it won't be put up. That's my limited, working knowledge of it. I'm sure it will lead to more questions, not sure if I have the answers, but that is my understanding.
  18. Mar 4, 2013 #78 of 151

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    What about OTA feeds?

    What about WGN Why no WGN A HD remap for MLB EI?

    For the NHL iN DEMAND payed the bit fees to get all the rogers HD feeds So D* can do the same thing if they where to pay for it? are the Wild feeds free?

    Why can't CBC be a local channel in border areas? it is on cable systems in the same areas.
  19. Mar 4, 2013 #79 of 151

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Is this because the NHL doesn't require HD feeds for NHLCI?

    D* can get the SportsNet Ontario feed for MLBEI for the Toronto Blue Jays. How are you guys able to get that feed but not the other Canadian feeds? Or is that feed provided by MLB? If you wanted to get HD feeds for the NHL would it cost extra?
  20. Mar 5, 2013 #80 of 151

    lokar Icon

    Oct 7, 2006
    Satracer, I have two questions:

    1. Last year CBC HD finally became the norm in NHL CI. So what is the difference between that and Rogers Sportsnet from the D* perspective? I get they probably use different receivers but is it just a matter of D* finally paying for a CBC one because that's what most people complain about?

    2. Not Canadian, but why are Comcast Philadelphia HD feeds so hit and miss? We had one a couple of weeks ago but on several occasions since where it would have been the only HD feed of a game, we didn't get it. I don't get MLB EI, but I gather Comcast Philly feeds are seen a lot more on it.

    Thanks for any info you can provide.

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