KHL on TV - TV Coverage in Europe (incl. Web-TV)
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11-22-2012, 12:55 PM
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Irascible and beside the point, as so often.
Nope, it's because the KHL sold the rights for Slovan (and Lev) games to a non-Slovak company whose channels (Sport 1, Sport 2) cannot be seen by most people in Slovakia. So most Slovak hockey fans follow Slovan games through cr*ppy Russian online streams.
Besides, there are various kinds of SD. There's decent-quality SD and then there's abominable SD like the one typically broadcast from Yaroslavl, Magnitogorsk and other places. No wonder the KHL didn't even dare to offer those broadcasts to ESPN; but they were OK with Slovan's home games.
I am in talks with Sport TV these days, so I know what I am talking about ... It is not problem of KHL or SportTV that NO SLOVAK BASED TV was not interesting in KHL or offered worse conditions to KHL (money or tv crew at home games of Slovan/Lev) than SportTV. KHL wanted a tv partner in central Europe who is able to make tv signal from home games of Slovan/Lev. And SportTV was there. We could consider NovaSport as well, the only rival of SportTV. I can not see any sport tv in Slovakia(Czech rep).
The condition about making signal is very important. Which slovak/czech tv broadcaster is possible to offer this type of services?
Btw, SportTV should make a few games in HD. Maybe it is outdated, I read it is august I hope.
I see that Sport TV, especially channel 2, is not easy to get to your tv (extra fee, not cheap, not in providerīs list of channels). On the other hand, if you want to enjoy hockey, you have to invest (as fan). Look at NHL, american/canadians tv. Are they for free?? Fans pay for NHL games and have no problem. IMO some slovaks have feeling that they get everything for free...
You are great example of a guy who invest (and invent the way) into Slovan games via KHL website. You dont have to "follow Slovan games through cr*ppy Russian online streams" Why dont all/majority fans act like you? IMO they have no idea how it works (slovak media dont write about it, only webhokej24), OR dont want to invest money. Nowadays you have nothing for free. You know it, others dont??
btw these russians streams are illegal. We all know it.
One slovak website offers Slovanīs games (dont know if home and away or only home) for small fee. Fans have option, dont have to follow russian streams.
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