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via the Buffalo News,
Since the Sabres games are usually the highest-rated programs of the week on cable, you might expect Time Warner and the Sabres to accelerate HD coverage.
Gordon Harp, the top local Time Warner executive, explained this week that the issue with HD is available bandwidth capacity. He added that other than a handful of Sabres games, the programming on Versus isn’t appealing enough to devote to HD daily with the current bandwith capacity.
Harp said MSG in HD isn’t available off the satellite but T-W has looked at bringing it in through its fiber system.
Four games today, all from the Eastern Conference.
Will any series be tied 1-1 after the games today?
from KK member SteveNJ,
Saturday, April 14
2:30 PM ET
The NHL on NBC Playoff Special
Host: Bill Clement
Analysts: Brett Hull, Ray Ferraro, Pierre McGuire
3:00 PM ET
The NHL On NBC - Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game #2
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators
AVAILABLE IN HD
Play By Play: Mike Emrick
Color: Eddie Olczyk
Inside the Glass:
Will air in 83.6% of the US and in the following NHL markets: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Boston, Washington, Carolina, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Columbus, Nashville, Minnesota, Colorado, Los Angeles, San Jose, Dallas, Phoenix, Anaheim.
Stars/Canucks game not on VersusHD, golf is on.
In case you ask, via Comcast in Detroit area.
The Versus website states all quarterfinal games in HD.
update 10:06pm, Game is on INHD as noted in the comments. I have the VS?GLFHD channel, why not use that channel or at least let us know the game was moved? Even the INHD channel guide shows a movie on instead of hockey.
The Western Conference is featured tonight. Another long OT game is OK, my batteries are re-charged.
from the NHL Fanhouse,
But there’s one area where the CBC is going backward, not forward, and that’s with its online product.
Last night, the CBC debuted Hockey Night Online, an online only pre-game and post-game program. Unfortunately, as my friend Paul Kukla discovered, the Web cast only works for folks who have Canadian IP addresses.
added 2:37pm, I just made a quick call to the CBC, and they are restricted from showing the streaming material in the US. That answers that but maybe we can get that worked out for next year?
Listening to NHL Live, a caller just mentioned he was watching the Stars/Canucks game in the Houston area via Time Warner cable.
At 2:00am last night, the game went off the air and an infomercial appeared.
Carriers of NHL hockey, step-up, be prepared for OT games, don’t let this happen again.
added 6:30pm, via Yahoo,
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP)—“We are obviously very disappointed to hear that some fans in a few select markets have reported that they did not see the end of this great game,” network spokeswoman Katie Bradshaw said.
Henrik Sedin scored 18:06 into the fourth overtime—at about 3:30 a.m. EDT Thursday—to give the Canucks a 5-4 Game 1 win over the Stars in the sixth-longest playoff game in NHL history.
“The game did run in its entirety on the Versus network feed,” Bradshaw said. “But based on the information we have received, we are currently working with our affiliates in the affected markets to find out what caused the problem and to make sure that this doesn’t happen again during the playoffs.”
Please no long OT games, we need some sleep!
from William Houston of the Globe and Mail (for Thursday edition),
It was late and a bit tricky to find, but Hockey Night Online made its debut last night and worked pretty well.
HNO is the Internet pre-game show that Hockey Night In Canada is planning to post on CBC Sports.ca before each of its National Hockey League playoff telecasts.
Wednesday night’s show preceded Game 1 of the Pittsburgh Penguins-Ottawa Senators series. It was scheduled to start at 6:15 p.m. EDT, but we couldn’t get it on our computer monitor until several minutes later.
from the CBC,
The Nova Scotia legislature has unanimously endorsed a resolution chastising the NHL for its decision to schedule the Pittsburgh Penguins’-Ottawa Senators playoff game for Saturday afternoon rather than the evening Hockey Night in Canada slot.
Conservative backbencher Pat Dunn drafted the resolution. Nova Scotians are keen to see Dartmouth native Sidney Crosby in his first playoff season and a 4 p.m. faceoff makes no sense, Dunn said.
“Most Nova Scotians are very busy with their lives — out, some working, some shopping, running errands and so on,” Dunn said. “Just not a good time to be sitting down watching a hockey game prior to parents getting meals ready for their children and so on.”
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