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Watching Versus During The Conference Semifinals

NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 29, 2010)- VERSUS, the fastest growing sports cable network in the country, continues its coverage of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Conference Semifinals commence tonight.  The network will drop the puck on its first night of second-round coverage at 8:30 p.m. ET with Hockey Central followed by exclusive coverage of Game 1 in the Detroit Red Wings/San Jose Sharks series at 9 p.m. ET.  VERSUS will air another Hockey Central show at 11:30 p.m. ET following the conclusion of the game.

In the Conference Semifinal round, VERSUS will air at least two exclusive games per series (both Eastern Conference series will have three exclusive games) and the remaining games will be blacked out locally as they were during the first round.  During the Conference Finals, VERSUS will air exclusive coverage of both series and the network’s 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage will culminate with exclusive coverage of Games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. 

VERSUS’ Conference Semifinal schedule follows (All times ET, subject to change):

DATE                           TIME                   GAMES                                         CONFERENCE

Thursday, April 29             9 p.m.                  Detroit at San Jose, Game 1*                Western

Friday, April 30               7 p.m.                  Montreal at Pittsburgh, Game 1*            Eastern

Saturday, May 1               8 p.m.                  Vancouver at Chicago, Game 1*              Western

Sunday, May 2                 8 p.m.                  Detroit at San Jose, Game 2*                Western

Monday, May 3               7 p.m.                  Philadelphia at Boston, Game 2*              Eastern

Monday, May 3               9:30 p.m. (JIP )        Vancouver at Chicago, Game 2               Western

Tuesday, May 4               7 p.m.                  Pittsburgh at Montreal, Game 3               Eastern

Tuesday, May 4               9:30 p.m. (JIP)        San Jose at Detroit, Game 3                 Western

Wednesday, May 5           7 p.m.                  Boston at Philadelphia, Game 3*              Eastern

Wednesday, May 5           9:30 p.m.              Chicago at Vancouver, Game 3               Western

Thursday, May 6               7 p.m.                  Pittsburgh at Montreal, Game 4*            Eastern

Thursday, May 6               9:30 p.m. (JIP)        San Jose at Detroit, Game 4                 Western

Friday, May 7                 7 p.m.                  Boston at Philadelphia, Game 4*              Eastern

Friday, May 7                 9:30 p.m.              Chicago at Vancouver, Game 4*              Western

Saturday, May 8               7 p.m.                  Montreal at Pittsburgh, Game 5*,**        Eastern

Saturday, May 8               10 p.m.                Detroit at San Jose, Game 5**              Western

Sunday, May 9                 8 p.m.                  Vancouver at Chicago, Game 5**            Western

Monday, May 10               7 p.m.                  Pittsburgh at Montreal, Game 6**            Eastern

Monday, May 10               9:30 p.m. (JIP)        San Jose at Detroit, Game 6**              Western

Tuesday, May 11             9:30 p.m.              Chicago at Vancouver, Game 6**            Western

Wednesday, May 12           TBD                   Montreal at Pittsburgh, Game 7**            Eastern

Wednesday, May 12           TBD                   Detroit at San Jose, Game 7**              Western

Thursday, May 13             8 p.m.                  Vancouver at Chicago, Game 7**            Western

Friday, May 14                 7 p.m.                  Philadelphia at Boston, Game 7**            Eastern

Games with (*) denotes EXCLUSIVE game; games with (**) are subject to change as best of seven series may be over; (JIP) - joined in progress

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MarkK's avatar

Yeah, well someone needs to tell them to stop overlaying ads and inane stats over the bottom 30% of the screen, which happens to be about half of the visible playing surface.  Put it at the top, below the score, where you can see boards and fans. 

Or tell the cameraman to shoot lower during ads, so the ads roll over the near side fans, and we can see the near half of the ice.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 04/29/10 at 01:14 PM ET

Paul's avatar

MarkK, I’ve been telling that from day 1 of their hockey broadcasts.  It is very annoying and takes away from their broadcast.

That said, they won’t change it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/29/10 at 01:17 PM ET

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Good luck finding Versus if you are traveling on the road. Your best bet would be to find a bar and hope that they have multiple areas where the sound is on for different games and you can find yourself a corner where your game sound is on.
Versus is still not available in 99.9% of the hotels where regular people go.

I bought a slingbox HD. Problem is hotels like to throttle the bandwidth of people streaming videos and your HD video ends up being choppy and unwatchable.

Versus banner ads are a joke. Dont they have a producer who tells thenm when to place the banner ads(during breaks in play or the studio show)????It is like they have this random timer but it is actually worse than random because those ads appear only when there is some interesting action going on and the banner obscures it.

Posted by Praveen from Atlanta on 04/29/10 at 03:10 PM ET

SYF's avatar

MarkK, I’ve been telling that from day 1 of their hockey broadcasts.  It is very annoying and takes away from their broadcast.

That said, they won’t change it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/29/10 at 12:17 PM ET

Revenues.  Bettman is a slave to the almighty dollar shaking its large and unusually shaped cottage-cheesed booty in his face.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/29/10 at 03:35 PM ET

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