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Old 05-11-2014, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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The NBC networks had like 10 channels with Premier games on this morning, all different matches. Kind of interesting, not sure if this was a special EPL day or event. Kind of cool for 7am Sunday programming if you don't want to watch church or infomercials.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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The NBC networks had like 10 channels with Premier games on this morning, all different matches. Kind of interesting, not sure if this was a special EPL day or event. Kind of cool for 7am Sunday programming if you don't want to watch church or infomercials.
NBC paid major bucks to get the Premier League broadcasting rights for the United States. Every match of the season was broadcast and/or streamed on one of their many platforms. This past weekend was the final match day of the season with the title, Champions League & Europa spots and relegation sports all on the line.

Wish we could get something like this for hockey as opposed to Center Ice.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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I really enjoy Kenny Albert and his amazing voice. He seems to make a game more important just with his voice.

He does Rangers radio full-time, I understand? How many years, and whom does he share the mike with?
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:18 PM
 
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NBC is putting the Stanley Cup Final on the main Network tonight. Maybe because its NY vs LA...but anyway I hope it helps the sports exposure.
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Loud jacket alert: Barry Melrose on NHL Network. On Don Cherry, outrageous blazers work; on Barry Melrose, not so much.
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:39 AM
 
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NHL has been trying to make Melrose or Mike Milbury into the US version of Cherry for a while. Cherry and Craig Sager (hope you feel better) are unique individuals. You don't just dress folks in loud coats and have them be entertaining.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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You could try using this online feed. cbcsports.ca

I live in Toronto, so I simply watch CBC on my cable system.

For those that don't know, CBC TV 's hockey night in Canada, is broadcast in Punjabi, as well as in a number of Aboriginal languages. The NHL in Canada has made serious efforts to bring new Immigrants to Canada, on board as fans. Its working.

Don Cherry is a gem, and he has the history and the experience to back up his point of view. For those that don't know, he spent 13 years in the American League, as a journeyman defenseman. When he made it to the NHL, as a coach, he was all ready a "sharp dressed man ". On that subject, did you know that the NHL has a very comprehensive dress code, for players, while in public ? Suits, collared shirts, ties, and polished leather shoes.

Jim B.

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Old 06-05-2014, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
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NBC is putting the Stanley Cup Final on the main Network tonight. Maybe because its NY vs LA...but anyway I hope it helps the sports exposure.
The fact is that this is the SC Finals, and there still are two games (3&4) that won't be on network television. Baseball and basketball would NEVER do this. Why isn't EVERY playoff game either on NBC or CNBC? A better question is "why isn't NBCS in the basic cable package?" To watch every NBA playoff game, no one needed more than basic cable. Over 90% of all NHL playoff games are on NBCS, so you're screwed if you don't have one of the higher end cable packages.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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The fact is that this is the SC Finals, and there still are two games (3&4) that won't be on network television. Baseball and basketball would NEVER do this. Why isn't EVERY playoff game either on NBC or CNBC? A better question is "why isn't NBCS in the basic cable package?" To watch every NBA playoff game, no one needed more than basic cable. Over 90% of all NHL playoff games are on NBCS, so you're screwed if you don't have one of the higher end cable packages.
It would be nice if last night's and Saturday's ratings will be enough to convince NBC that it needs more NHL coverage. And it would be really great if there were seven games, and they all go down to the wire like last night's game did.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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The fact is that this is the SC Finals, and there still are two games (3&4) that won't be on network television. Baseball and basketball would NEVER do this. Why isn't EVERY playoff game either on NBC or CNBC? A better question is "why isn't NBCS in the basic cable package?" To watch every NBA playoff game, no one needed more than basic cable. Over 90% of all NHL playoff games are on NBCS, so you're screwed if you don't have one of the higher end cable packages.
Sad but true. NHL package got bought by VS. network when they tried to play hardball with ESPN. VS. got bought by NBC entities so at least there are multiple channel outlets for the playoffs. (After Mad Money with Jim Cramer, NBCFN presents Hockey!), unlike the solo network VS. was. Yes you need one of the 'extra' cable packages to see the games, but at least they are on more than one channel so your not always stuck with the Eastern feed games like PIT, DET, PHI, NYR, WASH endlessly.
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