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  1. JoeTheDragon

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    In the past NHL network on directv and at times cable systems had some kind of reverse mirror.

    also round 1 will have game on in market RSN channels and some feeds on USA / MSNBC / etc are just useing them.

    CSN Chicago in the past even show up on TSN / rogers channels for some games in round 1/2
     
  2. dvdmth

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    Indeed, NHL Network is the place to go for overflow coverage. I even set DVR recordings on that channel in advance to be ready for that situation, since it happens frequently.

    The problem is that, if four games overlap at the same time, NHL Network will already be showing something, so overflow coverage cannot be placed there. This situation has yet to occur since the current TV contract went into effect, so I have yet to find out what their contingency plan is for that possibility. When the TV contract was announced, it was stated that we would be guaranteed access to every minute of every playoff game through one outlet or another, so I would assume they have some plan in place, unless that announcement was in error.
     
  3. KyL416

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    Since it's the weekend it's not up yet, but usually NBCU posts a full schedule of blackouts and sources for games on their media site for each round of the playoffs. I'll keep a look out for it tommorow.

    Chances are they're going to use the CBC coverage for Sens/Canadiens and Flames/Canucks.

    Sportsnet in Canada is carrying the Ducks/Jets so they might use their feed for the games in Winnipeg.

    The funny thing is SportsNet's announcement is boasting how you can see all these games with a subscription to Rogers GameCentre live (along with how only Rogers subscribers can access the bonus cameras and instant replays), thinking everyone has short term memory and forgot how last year they were able to see them all for free at CBCSports.ca and on the Hockey Night in Canada app as well as Bell Mobile TV and Rogers Anyplace TV.
     
  4. cmasia

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    KyL,

    I hope you're right about CBC (SN production, broadcast on CBC ) coverage of the 2 Canadian series, but reading the NBC press release, I doubt we'll see any CBC / SN feeds.

    http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2015/04/08/nbc-sports-group-announces-game-and-studio-commentators-for-2015-nhl-stanley-cup-playoff-coverage/

    6 broadcast teams for the first round does leave room for 2 CBC feeds, but the use of Gord Miller and Chris Cuthbert, 2 TSN guys, leads me to think NBC wants to keep everything in house, with some announcers occasionally doing back to backs.

    Can't imagine NBC farming out the Anaheim series, as they are the lone American west coast team still standing.

    You may also be right about Canadian streaming, but again, this year is different.
    Rogers, not CBC, owns the rights. I wonder how they will "share" those rights.

    Cheers.
     
  5. TheRatPatrol

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    I've said this in years past but I wish D* would mirror all the NBC channels into a group of channels, starting on 769, or on 220-2, 3, and 4. This all the games are listed together in the guide.
     
  6. Peter305

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    My guess is, and it is just a guess, that we'll at least get the CBC broadcast of the Sens Habs game on the NHL Network for night one. One thing I noticed in the NBC Press Release is that they are planning on using Chris Cuthbert and Gord Miller, both from TSN as play by play voices. They may get the Sens-Habs and Jets assignments. Cuthbert is one of the very best in the business and Miller is ok. So it's not all bad.

    In terms of overlapping games, the NBCSN app will have all of the games and as DirecTV customers you will have access to that.
     
  7. ep1974

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    This Wednesday in the guide it shows Calgary@Vancouver on USA Network but in SD. The HD show in the guide is NCIS. Must be a typo?? Also if a game goes long into OT and there's another game on the same channel following immediately, will we be able to see the start of the second game? I remember a few years ago you could miss a period or two if the first game went deep into OT.
     
  8. KyL416

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    Here it is:

    Montreal vs Ottawa
    4/15 NHL Network (CBC feed)
    4/17 CNBC (CBC feed)
    4/19 NBCSN
    4/22 USA
    4/24 TBA
    4/26 TBA
    4/28 TBA

    Tampa Bay vs Detroit
    4/16 CNBC
    4/18 Regional game on NBC or NBCSN
    4/21 NBCSN
    4/23 NBCSN
    4/25 TBA
    4/27 TBA
    4/29 TBA

    NY Rangers vs Pittsburgh
    4/16 NBCSN
    4/18 NBC
    4/20 NBCSN
    4/22 NBCSN
    4/24 TBA
    4/26 TBA
    4/28 TBA

    Washington vs NY Islanders
    4/15 USA
    4/17 NBCSN
    4/19 NBC
    4/21 USA
    4/23 TBA
    4/25 TBA
    4/27 TBA

    St Louis vs Minnesota
    4/16 NBCSN
    4/18 Regional game on NBC or NBCSN
    4/20 CNBC
    4/22 NBCSN
    4/24 TBA
    4/26 TBA
    4/29 TBA

    Nashville vs Chicago
    4/15 NBCSN
    4/17 NBCSN
    4/19 NBC
    4/21 NBCSN
    4/23 TBA
    4/25 TBA
    4/27 TBA

    Anaheim vs Winnipeg
    4/16 CNBC (SportsNet Feed)
    4/18 NBCSN (SportsNet Feed)
    4/20 NHL Network (SportsNet Feed) -- will also be joined in progress on NBCSN
    4/22 USA
    4/24 TBA
    4/26 TBA
    4/28 TBA

    Vancouver vs Calgary
    4/15 USA
    4/17 CNBC (CBC Feed)
    4/19 NBCSN (CBC Feed)
    4/21 USA
    4/23 TBA
    4/25 TBA
    4/27 TBA

    The sheet doesn't list what happens if any game goes over.
     
  9. Peter305

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    Where is this information taken from?
     
  10. KyL416

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    It's from a password protected section on NBCU's media site
     
  11. Peter305

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    There's now a schedule with Broadcast Team Assignments, posted here.

    Nice to see they have Chris Cuthbert assigned to the first Vancouver game. That's good news.

    One correction to what I posted earlier, is that the NBCSN app will not have all games, since it doesn't include games on the NHL Network.
     
  12. TheRatPatrol

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    Thanks KyL416.

    Now if D* could just group the channels together in the guide.
     
  13. trh

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    I use my second custom guide and only have Hockey channels programmed in. Going to have to verify I have USA set to go though.
     
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  14. TheRatPatrol

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    Great idea, I set one up too.

    Anyone know of a way to stream games on the NHL Network outside the home?
     
  15. GlennDio

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    Castle...
    Slingbox .. one of the great inventions of our time ...LOL
     
  16. milton

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    They should redirect any channels with NBA content to the NBA League Pass section and any channels with NHL content to the NHL Center Ice section. Those networks should like that extra attention, especially given that some fans go straight to the 700s to see games that night.
     
  17. Peter305

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    It was nice to see the CBC feed of Habs-Sens last night and also good to hear Chris Cuthbert calling the Vancouver - Calgary game. He is one of THE best in the business.
     
  18. trh

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    I notice that later today the NHL Network is showing all four of last night's games condensed down to one hour each. I've never watch a hockey game shortened like they do football, so I'm interested to see what they look like. First game airs at 1pm eastern.
     
  19. Peter305

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    There's now a schedule with announcer assignments through Sunday available here.
     
  20. dvdmth

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    I hope DirecTV does not screw up for the second straight Saturday.

    Last Saturday, as you may remember, DirecTV never got around to adding the two daytime Canadian games, one of which had playoff implications. This Saturday, they may forget about NBCSN's alternate game for 3 PM ET. At least, no such game is in the guide the last time I looked.

    NBC has two regional games at 3 PM tomorrow. The game not shown on the local NBC affiliate is supposed to be on NBCSN, a reverse mirror similar to college football games on ABC/ESPN2. Cable systems will simply map the appropriate NBCSN feed on the regular channel, but since DirecTV is national, they must carry both NBCSN feeds at the same time. This is why channel 220-1 exists in the guide, so that the secondary feed can be added when it is needed.

    But there's nothing listed on 220-1 for tomorrow. If this doesn't change, then some of us will only have access to one of the two 3 PM games and must go online to get the other game.

    Please, DirecTV, get this right. I have my fingers crossed.
     

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