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NHL Network: Keeps Ruining Hockey Night in Canada

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Chilcoot, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. JoeTheDragon

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    But then simsubbing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simultaneous_substitution may have to be done and will stuff like the NHL have to be blacked out?

    In the board areas it's a basic OTA channel that may under the law be able to get around blackouts and other stuff.
     
  2. blackhawkzone

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    how can anybody complain about the nhl network picking detroit-washington is beyond me. True the game turned into a blowout but I always enjoy seeing the wings getting their asses kicked.

    and the nhl network is getting it right this week showing both games of a home and home with the bruins and habs. No matter if they pick up tsn or nesn on thursday or cbc or nesn on saturday, it is the right call.

    and the hotstove and coaches corner segments are available online, so you arent missing anything if you have to watch nesn anyway.

    The people bitching about it just need to give it a rest. Buy center ice if you really need it.
     
  3. Barcthespark

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    Well I guess that settles it then. If it isn't important to you, it shouldn't matter to anyone else either. Thanks for clearing that up. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Peter305

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    No complaints here BECAUSE for the FIRST TIME HNIC was available in HD on NHL Center Ice.

    It's a different matter as to whether or not the NHL Network had the best game last night. On that score it turned out to be a one sided blowout while all the games on HNIC were exciting games....

    Bottom line is I want to see HNIC and don't care which channel it's on so long as its in HD.

    And PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE no....just get a Canadian Dish comments. That horse having been flogged to death in various threads here is dead and buried.
     
  5. fireponcoal

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    Blackhawk zone returns.. We should all get Canadian dishes.

    Edit: just noticed the end of the last post... :)
     
  6. RACJ2

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    That's an excellent idea! Wonder why it hasn't been posted in the past?

    Edit: Just noticed you did an edit and it referred to a prior post by Peter305. ;)
     
  7. Grafixguy

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    Because the NHL Network has a reverse Midas Touch. Everything they touch tuns to crap. I thought it would be a great thing when they launched it in the US but they ruin every broadcast they carry. Between that stupid crawl and the fact that they keep jumping to On The Fly instead of allowing us to see the intermissions and pre-and post-game reports I hate being stuck with them as the only carrier of the game.

    I'd rather watch it on the RSN on Center Ice.
     
  8. HGuardian

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    That is the one advantage MLBEI has over NHLCI and NBALP. If the game has an RSN version, than you can watch that version.
     
  9. sigma1914

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    :confused: That's exactly how CI & LP work, as well.
     
  10. HGuardian

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    Not that I've ever seen. Anytime a game is on Versus or NHL Network (or NBA TV for NBA) you can NOT watch the corresponding game on the RSN.

    For MLB any MLB Network or ESPN/ESPN2 game you can watch the RSN version.

    This is all for games that are not on your local RSN that I'm referring to.
     
  11. sigma1914

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    Not all of them you can't, both have exclusivity rules. MLB has it with Sunday night games and MLBN has exclusive games they picked.
     
  12. HGuardian

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    What ESPN Sunday Night games are ever carried by an RSN? I also don't remember any MLB Network national exclusive games. Seems any game I saw on MLB Network I wanted to watch I switched to the RSN every time and never had an issue.

    Of course there may be rare exceptions but it seems the general rule of MLB is that national games carried by RSNs you will have the option with MLBEI.

    The overriding rule of NBA/NHL is that national games carried by RSNs you must watch the national network.
     
  13. inkahauts

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    I know for the nba, if it's your team and it's on your local rsn, it is always available even if it's on nbatv. I fact, I think I have seen it blocked it n nbatv in favor of my local rsn.
     
  14. HGuardian

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    It's like that way for every sport. Your local RSN takes precedent over national. Your local RSN should NEVER be blacked out (assuming you are in the territory for the specific team you are trying to watch).

    I'm referring to those out-of-market in my posts above.
     
  15. PrinceLH

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    The reason that they're showing the Leafs each week, on HNIC, is due to two reasons. The CBC only has two HD units and uses them on each of their broadcasts, the early and late. Directv uses the Cancom feed, from Shaw Direct and their CBC feed comes out of Toronto. When Shaw Direct had a meltdown, on their HD satellite, a couple of weeks ago, they were forced to take the Shaw Direct SD feed for Center Ice. For the record, The NHL Network is owned by Bell Globe Media, the owners of rival CTV, in Canada, and use the TSN studios to do NHL on the Fly. In Canada, they don't even have an HD feed available, eventhough the feed comes from Canada, Toronto to be exact.
     
  16. PrinceLH

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    I agree with that. Why can't we have CBC in our locals package. We live near the Canadian border and we have a CBC affiliate less than 25 miles away. We already get ripped off, in our locals package, with just the basics, networks wise, unlike some of the bigger markets, that have 20 channels. CBC is local around here. At one time, Directv had CBC Newsworld International. They dropped that, years ago. The only stuff that is U.S. based and is in conflict with U.S. broadcasters, is some of the gameshows and some B Level movies. No major drama or comedy sitcoms are in conflict.
     
  17. wilbur_the_goose

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    Sigh... Just sit back and enjoy the hockey?
     
  18. JoeTheDragon

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    In Canada there are a lot of channels that don't have a HD feed but plan to have one but lack of bandwidth seems to be the hold back.
    WGN 9 HD is also has a Cancom feed
     
  19. TANK

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    That crawl is annoying. I also would rather watch it on CI with the choice of RSN's.
     
  20. blackhawkzone

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    actually, I cancelled my canadian dish subscription during the summer

    it was hard to justify keeping the additional cost of both.

    I don't feel that CBC is the god of all gods when it comes to hockey coverage, they were at one time, but there aren't anymore. Tsn has been kicking their ass for at least five years. Versus is better also, well, maybe not after hiring mcguire.

    the centre ice package in the us is still head and shoulders over the one in canada, where you get only 6 hd channels and most of the cbc stations are sd only.
     

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