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NHL Center Ice 2012-2013 Pricing

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by RACJ2, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. bnwrx

    bnwrx Icon

    Dec 29, 2007
    Based on the 1st post of this thread...(CI Price $171.80/42.95x4), this price of $14.99x4 means you get nearly 60% of the season48/82) for 35% of the original price. That's not a bad deal. Yes free is better, but until we see what other systems do.......
  2. bigwilly087

    bigwilly087 AllStar

    Mar 28, 2007
    It's also better than the NBA did last year. They barely discounted it, but packaged the mobile product together to make you feel like you got a better deal.

    Does the NHL do the same thing, or will I have to decide between Center Ice and Gamecenter? Sometimes I want to watch games on my tablet, which Center Ice of course can't provide (until Directv provides a slingbox type box like Dish just announced)
  3. psunate77

    psunate77 Godfather

    Aug 18, 2007
    Will GCL be free?
  4. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    Hasn't been announced yet.
  5. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    Yup, $59.96 for the half season. The normal price in other years was $79.99 I believe.
  6. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
  7. Mariah2014

    Mariah2014 Breaking the mold

    Apr 21, 2006
    Phoenix Metro
    NHL Gamecenter Live
  8. scottjf8

    scottjf8 Godfather

    Oct 5, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    I canceled CI, might try GCL this year, especially if its free.
  9. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    If it's true about other providers offering it for free, then this is not good news for DirecTV subscribers.
  10. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    There haven't been any reports to suggest that it will be free with any provider. I believe Satelliteracer even mentioned that free wasn't on the table with the league. Providers can't just decide what price they want to set.
  11. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    According to their website NHL GameCenter is not free...according to the FAQ CT residents will have to pay sales tax. Not sure why only CT residents. :scratchin

    NHL GameCenter FAQ

  12. fireponcoal

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    If they are connected then I'll consider it.. Would be nice. If not GCL and Fios is a better deal for myself. At least that way I'll actually receive my local team.
  13. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    Not an issue here. Just looking forward to seeing NHL hockey again.
  14. JimmyKat

    JimmyKat New Member

    Jan 14, 2013
    Davison, MI
    James: Hi. Iā€™m a live DIRECTV product specialist. Would you like my help checking out?

    James: Just type your question below.

    You: Any word or rumours on how much NHL center ice will be?

    You: I have directv, and wasn't sure about keeping NHL center ice

    James: You can order NHL Center Ice for one payment of $79.90

    You: ok, I'll probably cancel it, thanks for the inf
  15. dtrell

    dtrell Hall Of Fame

    Dec 27, 2007
    I think thats incorrect. Even SatRacer is saying itll be 4 payments of 14.99, or 59.96 If its 60 ill pay it..if its 80 ill be calling retention for a discount.
  16. JimmyKat

    JimmyKat New Member

    Jan 14, 2013
    Davison, MI
    Thanks for the info, I'll call later and talk to retention center!
  17. bnwrx

    bnwrx Icon

    Dec 29, 2007
    SatRacer's post/price may be for auto-renew folks...New subscribers may pay $79.90. Just a thought....
  18. psunate77

    psunate77 Godfather

    Aug 18, 2007
    I am not trying to be a jerk, but after all that has happened and higher rates only way I will renew is if I can get NHL CI for 60.00 and free GCL.
  19. TANK

    TANK Icon DBSTalk Club

    Feb 16, 2003
    So you have no idea how much it would it cost the NHL in dollars to give all NHLCI subs a free season.

    I think it would cost less to give everybody free NHLCI for this season than one day of the lockout cost the NHL.

    I have news reports of local business in Phily and PIT each losing a $1 million for every game not played. Hard to imagine what the costs are to every NHL city. A lot of mad owners and employees.

    Also read news report of the damage done to the NHL brand. They did survey for the corporate sponsors of the NHL "in order to show what they need to tap into with hockey fans if they hope to regain their former good standing."

    The survey was done in Canada.

    It's results said "A disastrous map would be the one Level5 created following the BP PLC oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. It was the worst the company had seen ā€“ until it got around to the NHL this month."

    If Canadians have turned sour on the NHL,hard to imagine the damage in the USA.

    I think the cost of giving us free NHLCI is a drop in the bucket,for what the NHL will spend to rebuild it's brand.
  20. georule

    georule Hall Of Fame

    Mar 31, 2010
    Yeah, I saw that. Tho don't forget the NHL is the only major sports league to ever lose an entire season over this stuff. I think re the above that a lot of people were "anticipating" and emotionally protecting themselves against a repeat of that.

    I think the fans will be back, tho personally I resolved to not take CI this year to make my displeasure known. I cancelled my auto-renew back in October. Maybe next year. I do expect my local RSN to have all the games for my primary team not on national TV. My secondary team (grew up with them) is the Pens --and I'll do okayish from national games with them anyway. I'll just miss a few Pens games I would have otherwise watched, and some "keeping track of the opposition games".

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