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Why Not?

Since some of us are experiencing the Versus/Directv fiasco, why can’t the NHL tell Versus they are going to put their games on the NHL Network too?

I understand Versus has exclusivity to the broadcast, but if you can’t watch it, how exclusive is it?

While on the broadcasting topic, Center Ice needs to pick-up the HD feed of CBC.  If the game is broadcast in HD, CI should have it too.

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Watching Center Ice

from Cam Hutchinson at the Montreal Gazette,

Three observations after my first month with the NHL Centre Ice cable-TV package:

1. Broadcasters in U.S. cities are much more entertaining and excitable than those on Canadian networks;

2. Colour commentators for the U.S.-based teams are usually shameless homers;

3. Buffalo Sabres play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret could make a preseason game between Phoenix and Columbus feel like the seventh game of the Stanley Cup.

1. I tend to go the other route, I just want the game described and please cut out all the interviews I have been witnessing while the game is being played.  Save those for the breaks…

2. Most color commentators, not all…

3. Agree!

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Center Ice News

The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced it has renewed deals with U.S. cable and satellite distributors DirecTV, DISH Network®, and iN DEMAND Networks to distribute NHL Center Ice, the League’s out-of-market subscription package. iN DEMAND Networks, which is owned by Comcast, Cox Communications and Time Warner, makes NHL Center Ice available to its cable affiliates throughout the United States.

Throughout the regular season, NHL Center Ice provides fans the opportunity to watch up to 1,000 NHL live games, many of which will be offered in High-Definition. Select games from the Stanley Cup Playoffs (all games subject to local blackout) also will be available.

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London Games

I have received a large amount of emails asking me about the broadcast schedule for the NHL games in London.

Here you go and as always, you can check NHL.com for a complete schedule.

Note the September 29th game will also be available on FoxSports West

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note:  original post date was 9/25/07, Saturday’s game is on the Center Ice schedule.

added 10:39am, Don’t forget the free preview of both Center Ice and Center Ice Online begins today and ends October 9th.

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Center Ice Online Information

NEW YORK (September 28, 2007) - The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced NHL Center Ice Online, the League’s out-of-market online subscription package, is now accepting registrations for the 2007-08 season on NHL.com. NHL Center Ice Online provides fans the opportunity to watch more than 1,000 NHL live games throughout the regular-season, plus select games from the Stanley Cup Playoffs through a broadband connection on a personal computer or laptop (all games subject to local blackout). The NHL has partnered with NeuLion, Inc. to create a new and improved multimedia player for NHL.com and all of the 30 club sites which will stream NHL Center Ice Online.

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Center Ice Promo

Get your Center Ice package!!!

Great video…

added 10:15am,

NEW YORK (September 27, 2007) – NHL stars Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks, Jarome Iginla of the Calgary Flames, Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks and Dany Heatley of the Ottawa Senators are featured in a new national TV spot promoting NHL Center Ice®, the NHL’s out-of-market subscription package, and the HD games available in the package. The ad will run on cable systems’ digital information channels and during the NHL Center Ice free previews from Sept. 29 – Oct. 9 in the United States and from Oct. 3 – Oct. 9 in Canada.

In the 30-second ad, NHL players are seen grooming and obsessing over their appearance in anticipation of the clarity and high-resolution picture of HD game broadcasts available on NHL Center Ice. In the promo, Heatley enjoys a mud mask facial, St. Louis climbs into a tanning bed, Thornton scrutinizes his figure in the mirror, a hair stylist tends to Luongo’s hair and Iginla plucks his eyebrows. The spot also details the features, benefits and ordering instructions for NHL Center Ice.

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Center Ice Online

I do know there have been some issues with the streaming of Center Ice Online.  Things seem to be improving but would like to get your take on it.

An ongoing discussion on it in the KK Forum too…

Game scheduled for streaming tonight.

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. ET
N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, 7 p.m. ET
Buffalo at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET
St. Louis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. ET
San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET

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