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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by stoutman, Jul 10, 2010.
Working for me just fine. SD though so I'll watch something else.
I'm getting 771 too.
It looks like crap, so you're not missing much.
While it bothers me that the Canadian feeds are mostly SD, it certainly isn't near enough to stop me from ordering CI. We are talking about 3 games that aren't broadcast in HD in the first 10 days. Yes, I wish they had these feeds. Yes I will complain. But I can handle watching 3 games out of about 40 in SD. Not saying that anyone is wrong, just doesn't seem like (to me) it is worth not getting the package over this.
I feel the same. If was a fan of a Canadian team, then I'd be peeved. But, a true fan would watch the game anyway.
For those of you that like college hockey.
Question: how come CI is different in US/Canada? Are their separate agreements between the NHL and tv providers? Thus why CI in Canada gets all the CdnHD feeds for CI?
With Penn State going varsity hockey soon, the Big Ten may have a full hockey league and that would mean more games on BTN.
the canadian versions of centre ice only show one feed. Canada also doesnt have any of the comcast sportsnet feeds in hd. The NHL network also isnt availabe in HD either.
Bell has three different CBC HD feeds (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver) and with TSN/TSN2/RDS those games are free and not on centre ice.
it is different by provider from what i can tell.
What is ironic about that?
Yes those are national networks. Sportsnet has regional networks for each team and in HD. Very confusing that CI can and does show some Leaf games via sportsnetHD but yet no other teams. I think I only got a handful of sportsnetHD games last year from the Leafs. I emailed sportsnet, lord only knows if they will answer. If they show ONE why don't they provide them all? The SD version is available. Very strange. I am sure we can thank Bettman once again for this. He is a complete tool and can't wait for him to leave or get the boot. The NHL needs someone that likes the game.
your beef is with directtv, not the nhl. they are the ones not providing it and unwilling to pay the cost to provide the feeds. however, you are not guaranteed to see every game in HD with two different feeds, so directtv is providing a service that they are obiligated to, but not willing to go the extra mile.
Hmmmm but CI is a package. would this not be part of any agreement? details of what or what not is included? confused
My feeling right now is between, the Bruins, Versus and NHL Network thats plenty of hockey for me without spending even more money.
My interest level in the NHL just isnt the same as the NFL or baseball.
PS: Makes me appreciate what I had in this year with MLB EI with dual feeds in HD.
They are very careful in the language they use in marketing NHLCI. They use phrases like "up to 40 out of market games per week with many in HD". That's very intentional. In other words: they are guaranteeing nothing.
A few years ago I spoken with the NHL's vp for broadcasting (I don't think he's there anymore). I had made a lot of noise about the MSGHD issue so he got my number. In any event he said that the "package does very well". In other words a lot of people sign up for the package and they make a lot of money on it. During the whole MSGHD dispute I was mad as anything but I still subscribed because I wanted to watch my Sabres - even if it was in SD
As for the SNET-O feeds last season. We only got Leafs games when there was no other HD feed was available. If the leafs were on TSN or CBC we got it in SD regardless
Contracts is the simple answer. Every contract is different with different stipulations, in each. Versus and the NHL have a contract which gives them certain rights. Then there are the contracts between the NHL and the satellite and cable providers. Each one of them can be different.
But, maybe if they offered The Canadian Broadcasts in HD, it would attract more customers and bring some of the people with Canadian dishes over to the DirecTV CI package, generating more revenue.
As I have mentioned before, I wish we were able to get all HD feeds including the all Canadian HD feeds. Unfortunately, NHL CI the US market doesn't generate enough revenue to warrant that DIRECTV pay extra for the Canadian HD feeds. If you want the Canadian HD feeds, maybe you should get a Canadian dish. Then you will actually pay over $200 for the NHL CI package.
If you don't think getting 30 weeks of NHL Hockey @ $170, you can do what you stated, don't subscribe. Most of the games do offer at least one HD feed. Before we worry about Canadian HD feeds, it would be nice if they could get the Philly CSN HD feeds. That's a whole different issue though.
For someone like me that lives out of market, NHL CI is a steal. At $6 a week or less then a $.85/day. I can't think of any other sports package that costs less. Even after getting a $120 credit for NFL ST, it cost me $180/season for 17 days of football. That's over $10/ day at the discount or $18/day if you pay the full price.
Did anyone have audio dropouts during Versus coverage yesterday? I had numerous ones during the the Pens and Avs games.