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How did NHL network get rights to show a WGN 9 HD replay?

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by JoeTheDragon, May 26, 2010.

  1. JoeTheDragon

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    How did NHL network get rights to show a WGN 9 HD replay? replay

    comcast must not let them get CSN Philly. But did does show on CI USA when it is the only feed.

    But WGN 9 only shows up on NHL center ice Canada (useing same feed as WGN 9)

    WGN game are Chicago only.
     
  2. Earl Bonovich

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    Because at the root base level, the leagues own the broadcast.... Not the station.

    The station buys the right to broadcast the game.
    There obvious may be some agreements that preclude NHL showing the replay for a given time, but at the end of the day the NHL owns the broadcast of the game.
     
  3. JoeTheDragon

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    But why can't they force the hand of comcast over CSN Philly / others like it to put games on air to all systems even if that means having to use the a out of market feed / the in market blacked out feed. Even if need to use the game only CI feed to show in market?

    I don't think they as much power as you say. The MLB has power to get CSN Philly on MLB EI but can't show it to people in Philly on dish and directv.

    The NHL, NBA, MLB and NFL needs to stop comcast before they try to pull a CSN Philly with NBC or an other VS cut off.


    Maybe for this they used the wgn canada feed that is the same as what we get hear OTA in Chicago.
     
  4. Earl Bonovich

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    Have you ever listen to the broadcast disclaimer typically at the start and end of the professional games?

    The leagues (and sometimes the teams) hold all the rights to the broadcast, sometimes there is an extra clause that you need approval from the network as well.

    It is very possible that in their re-broadcast agreements with comcast, that comcast asked (and was given) exclusive broadcast rights. Unless we have the contracts in front of us, we will never know for certain. We will pay you $X but we want exclusive first air-broadcast rights, and then we want Y days until it can be aired anywhere else.

    Just like when the Blackhawks one game 2, but it was on Versus. CSN Chicago could not show any of the live interviews, because Versus hadn't finished their exclusive broadcast.

    But given the general disclaimer that is presented during the broadcasts.... that is the most likely reason, that NHL was able to rebroadcast an originally aired WGN game.

    The VS issue is a very different situation then CSN-Philly... and CSN-Philly is yet itself a unique situation.... that you don't find in many other cities. the fact being that most of the RSN's are partially owned by the local teams, and several entities.

    And given the raitings that NBC is pulling right now, do you really think Comcast would pull any games with that network, and only allow their customers to have access? It would be the end of the network... heck, at this point NBC can't even afford to keep one of the longest running TV Shows in history on the air, they are not going to basically kill that network... and that is if there are not very clear and specific rules put in place if that merger is approved.

    I would hazard a guess that they used the same WGN feed that we saw here in Chicago.
     

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