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NHL CI Low Subscriber Number?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by islesfan, Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. DanoP

    DanoP Legend

    Sep 28, 2006
    Since there are no major networks that carry the NHL in the US the CI subscription might be higher than we think. In contrast to say, MLB, where ESPN and Fox both carry it and now TBS. ESPN has Baseball Tonite, etc. Just a guess.
  2. Holz

    Holz Mentor

    Sep 11, 2007
    huh? :rolleyes: sorry... i know it's a little off topic, but i had to say something. personally, i think that this can happen with any sport and their fans. and i think it's pretty safe to say that there are just as much lifelong, die hard fans with their teams in the NFL, MLB, and NBA along with the NHL. believe me... as a subscriber to NFL ST/SF and NHL CI, i love the NHL too, but i think that's a little dramatic! :D
  3. islesfan

    islesfan Hall Of Fame

    Oct 18, 2006
    Actually, it isn't. A couple of studies have shown this result. It can happen with any sport, and of course it does, but with hockey it is far more prevalent.
  4. bwaldron

    bwaldron Impossible Dreamer

    Oct 24, 2005
    Huh? If you restrict it to satellite, sure. But many if not most cable systems carry MLB EI.
  5. GlennDio

    GlennDio Icon

    Jan 19, 2007
    Actually yes all very true ...I have seen many of the studies .... the only problem is the number of fans is still relatively low but they are the most affluent and loyal.

    interestingly I personally have lived in 3 cities in my life (18/18/9 years) and NFL have gone through all 3 cities teams/MLB as well but NHL only the first city have I ever been a fan of and they have been very good and very bad during my life and the teams in the other two cities had teams go to the stanley cup twice in the first city and once in the last city and and the last city won theirs .... but you know what I don't like the teams nor did I jump on the bandwagon ... something more personal about hockey for some reason for me...
  6. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    That or I stopped paying attention a while ago. Last I heard only a couple of other providers were willing to match what D* paid, which, as I understood it, is the only way they (the cable providers) could carry MLB EI. I guess I stand corrected.
  7. Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002
    Actually just one provider, iNDemand Networks which is a co-op between Comcast, TW and Cox, which provides Sports Subscription, PPV/On Demand Movies and Events and Stern on Demand to most if not all the cable companies. All iNDemand had to do was meet the terms of the agreement and it was good for just about every major cable company.
  8. Holz

    Holz Mentor

    Sep 11, 2007

    i guess we will just agree to disagree. ;)
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