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NHL Center Ice 2012-2013 Pricing

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

  1. Jan 7, 2013 #81 of 542
    Marty711

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    That went away last season since all games are now carried on a national cable channel - NBCSN, CNBC, and NHL Network.
     
  2. Jan 7, 2013 #82 of 542
    jeepwrang3

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    Last year all playoff games were televised for the first time on VS, or whatever its named this month:hurah:
     
  3. Jan 7, 2013 #83 of 542
    JoeTheDragon

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    and dish / directv mostly just remap rsn for there packs.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2013 #84 of 542
    quik

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    Lol, I didn't expect anything that's not why I called. She was the one who wanted to check for info on pricing, I wasn't going to say no don't do it.

    Yes I got it removed, I don't want any surprises. Plus I've gotten discounts before without the Auto-Renewal being on my account already.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2013 #85 of 542
    George_T

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    Seems like it may be impossible for everyone to get free NHL CI given the agreements w/the service providers.

    However, the agreements wouldn't be an issue for those who subscribed to NHL Gamecenter and streamed through Apple TV, Roku, etc. They have bettter be giving some serious discounts or give free NHL Gamecenter for past customers. Would make all the sense in the world to mend fences. Streaming through Gamecenter has had its quirks through the years, anyways, so this would be a good time to reward loyal customers.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2013 #86 of 542
    tonyd79

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    I'm sorry. What fences need to be mended? They have a product. It wasn't available for a while. Now it is. Did they take your money and run with it? Did they make a promise to you they did not keep?

    From what I know of hockey, they are doing you all a favor by not playing the early season games. Go right to the playoffs. That is the best hockey anyway.

    But, they do not owe you anything at all.
     
  7. Jan 7, 2013 #87 of 542
    pappy97

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    LOL, but for clarification, under the new "Everyone in the US gets to see all NHL playoff games" playoff games were on NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC and I think NHL Network. They weren't all on NBCSN (VS).
     
  8. Jan 7, 2013 #88 of 542
    cmasia

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    psunate77:

    If you walked up to the front door of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia or the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, would you also say "That sucks" when they told you tickets are not free?
     
  9. Jan 7, 2013 #89 of 542
    Microphone

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    Correct except no MSNBC.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2013 #90 of 542
    George_T

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    Tony, you are surely entitled to your opinion, but I would respectfully disagree to it. As much as I love sports, they are in a sense breaking promises by holding the fans who support them hostage by not being able to come to terms and striking/locking out, and not putting a product on the ice.

    I'm probably as free market as anyone on this board, but it was not sound business sense for the one sport that depends on attendance for revenue to take half of the year off. Leadership between Bettman and Fehr was lacking to say the least. I'll probably cancel NHL Gamecenter to show my displeasure over how this labor dispute was handled, but giving free Gamecenter could have a positive impact for some on how the game is received back in the public's eyes.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2013 #91 of 542
    eriksat1

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    Any news on Pricing for NHL Center Ice on Dish Network?
     
  12. Jan 7, 2013 #92 of 542
    majikmarker

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    I am a big, displaced Calgary Flames fan and to see any of their games or virtually any Canadian team on TV down here, Center Ice is the only TV option.

    That being said though, I will not pay for the package this year, for the first time since I subscribed to Directv. I don't expect it to be free, it is a business after all, but I don't want to pay for what will most likely be a very compressed season with a sub-standard level of performance ( I think most avid NBA fans felt that way about their Lockout shortened season).

    I'll listen to any deals they may offer when I cancel, but most likely, I will take this season off from CI and will be back next year for a full season of hockey.
     
  13. Jan 7, 2013 #93 of 542
    Hoosier205

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    No. The deal isn't even final yet.
     
  14. Jan 7, 2013 #94 of 542
    spiketoo

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    IIRC, around this time every year DTV offers up a 'half-season' promo for around $99 so I guess we'll just hurry up and wait.
     
  15. Jan 7, 2013 #95 of 542
    TheRatPatrol

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    I thought it changed to where only the first round of the playoffs were still available on CI, and then everything after that was on the NBC's?
     
  16. Jan 7, 2013 #96 of 542
    Barcthespark

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    No playoffs on CI beginning last season. All playoff games on the NBC family of networks.
     
  17. Jan 7, 2013 #97 of 542
    TANK

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    If Bettman and the BOG wanted the NHLCI to be free this season -it would be free.

    Bettman and the NHL has control of the NHLCI. They can reduce the price to 99 cents if they wanted.

    I doubt the NHL will do anything until they see how many subs start cancelling.If the subs don't cancel,the NHL probably will not do anything except a two week free view of NHLCI to the begin the season.
     
  18. Jan 7, 2013 #98 of 542
    dminches

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    Maybe I am missing something here but why should it be free? I could see some discounted price, but free makes no sense (to me).

    Every sport has had a work stoppage and every sport has seen its fan base return.
     
  19. Jan 7, 2013 #99 of 542
    Sandra

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    Well, at the very least, regardless what they charge I hope they FINALLY add the HD versions of the Canadian RSN's to the Center Ice package. If I watch another Calgary or Edmonton game in fuzzy SD I think I may go blind.

    That will go a little ways toward bringing fans back.


    Sandra
     
  20. Jan 7, 2013 #100 of 542
    Hoosier205

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    From what I have read, the NHL does not have that ability.
     

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