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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Peter305, Oct 8, 2011.
And what local sportscaster isn't a "homer"?
Root Sports is on another level.
Rangers broadcasters (Sam & Joe) on MSG compliment the opposing team, know the players' names, and are overall very professional. Maybe I'm spoiled by them, but almost everyone I know is not a fan of Root Sports -- even fans in Pittsburgh sync up the radio broadcast rather than listening to it.
Watching Sevens Rugby on NBCSC today and it looks like every NHL playoff game will be on shown to everyone as NBC is gonna utilize the sports network and CNBC to show all the games this year.. great..
RSNs will have some coverage of the first round; 2nd round to the finals will be on NBC stations.
Interesting. Last year Errey and Steigerwald's contracts were expiring and the Pens hinted they wanted to replace them (some blogs mentioned Doc Emmrick and Mike Lange). An online petition to not renew their contract garnered a total of 136 signatures. Root signed them for multi-year contracts. So as an outsider looking in, I'd have to say that the fans in Pittsburgh aren't that unhappy with that broadcast team.
And while I overall enjoy the Ranger's coverage better than the Pen's, I recall that every time Avery got a penalty, Sam & Joe always defended him and said the call was questionable. But then again, they are all 'homers' and are biased towards their own team.
Getting no audio (or very poor audio) on 664-1 for tonights Red Wings vs Carolina game.
Sometimes audio comes in as directv music, like when nothing is on the -1 channels.
Audio fine on the SD version 664. Can anyone else verify that it isn't just me.
OK, I am not the only one with messed up audio on 664-1.
Every playoff game will be available nationally on NBC Sports or another sister channel.
Not the first round. From the NBC/NHL press release when they signed the new 10-year contract:
(I added the bold). Some first round games will be on RSN channels (and CI) and then for the finals, all games will be on either NBC or NBC Sports Network (NBC has games 1, 2, 5, 6 & 7; NBC Sports Network has games 3 & 4.)
All seven games of the final should be on NBC.
Every playoff game will be available nationally, with RSNs also broadcasting some games in the first round.
These are 11 month old press releases..
Maybe someone said "Hey we actually have 3 networks we can utilize, lets utilize those ALONG with the NHL Networks and show EVERY game of the playoffs".. Like the Commercial on NBC Sports Channel said hence, "For the first time in history EVERY playoff game will be shown on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHLN.."
I think I'm gonna go with what THEY say since it's NBC that made the commercial...
Well if NHLN is bad then IMO, NFL Network is even worse..
I mean you have all that classic (what they say over thousands and thousands of hours of NFL Films) but all you show is the same Sound FX, Top 10s and Total Access shows all day long!!!
Where are the classic games??
Where are the classic NFL Yearbooks? ESPN one year showed EVERY NFL yearbook from 1970 to present..
Show John Elway or Dan Marino rookie games..
Show the best of "any year before 1990" games.. something..
Roger Goodell is bent on telling football fans the NFL started in 2000.. We can't get anything before then.. Now thats a waste of good network airtime.. How many time do we have to see Tom Brady??? Instead of putting on 9 straight hours of Sound FX, put on some of that "classic footage" you boast about!!
Super Bowl 36 is not "Classic Programming"
Sorry off topic but i just have to vent.. forgive me...
As I understand it, NBCU has exclusive coverage of all games starting with round 2. They have coverage of all round 1 games as well, but their round 1 coverage is not exclusive, meaning there may be coverage of the games on local RSN's in addition to NBCU coverage. RSN coverage, however, will be available only in the local markets and blacked out to everyone else, who must watch on one of the NBC channels (which, in turn, will be blacked out within the local markets).
So yes, NBCU will have all playoff games, and yes, there will also be RSN coverage in round 1. That is my understanding from reading the terms of the agreement. We shall find out for sure in a couple of weeks...
Yes, ALL playoffs games on NBC , NBCSN, NHL Net, CNBC...
Exclusivity starts with second round, RSNs allowed to broadcast some games in first round...
This news was released when deal was announced and hasn't changed...
will NBCSN ALT and NHL Network alt be used as well?
Probably not, as those channels aren't available on cable. Plenty of channels NBC can choose from.
Here's another reason to hate NHL-N. I hate the way they don't go to the scheduled game until the second it starts then immediately switch away the second a period is over, only to do the same dumb thing every period. That's already a pain.
Last night the Rangers played the Canadiens, and amazingly (because it's almost never true when the Rangers are on NHL-N) it was the Rangers' feed. Last night the Rangers gave out the Steven MacDonald Extra Effort Award. Now to people outside NY this is probably not a big deal. But Steven MacDonald is an officer injured in the line of duty who is now quadriplegic. He played for the NYPD hockey team. Since his injury and his hard work to recover and live a useful life, the Rangers have given out this award in his honor every year. I have been lucky enough to be at MSG a few times it's been given out. Last night it was given to Ryan Callahan.
Would it have been so terrible for NHL-N to show this? Instead they showed 1-2 minute clips of other games in progress until the exact dropping of the puck. What did that tell anyone? You couldn't get a sense of how those games were being played by such short clips, and all you essentially saw was the score. They already continually show the scores on the damned crawl so what's the point?
I just wish NHL-N would go away. Let me watch my hockey games on NHL-CI for which I already pay dearly, and stop bothering me.
I totally agree with what you said RoyGBiv. But for us Ranger fans in upstate NY we had the perfect storm of ridiculous blackout rules last night. Since the Buffalo Sabres played at home, MSG's Ranger feed was blacked out. And since the NHLN covered the game and thinks upstate NY is Ranger territory, the NHLN feed was blacked out. And since CI doesn't have the Montreal feed available, (if CI had the opposing teams feed I could have watched that one) no Ranger game at all for me. This glitch has been my main gripe for which there seems to be no resolution.
Why should NHL-N do so for a few fans?