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01-10-2013, 02:45 AM
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It appears iN DEMAND will allow free 'NHL Center Ice' for 2013

The NHL intends to offer Center Ice free of charge if they can make agreements with the cable/satellite carriers.

in DEMAND is the USA cable partner for distribution of Center Ice which is owned by Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks.

Comcast is leading the charge for a free season in the hope that people will get hooked and buy next year. Comcast will make it available for free on their systems.

This does NOT include DirecTV at the moment but the NHL has sent signals that NHL GameCenter will be free for this season.

The NHL knows at this point that no sports-bar will sign on now for Center Ice but by making it available for free now they can expect good sales for 2013-14.

In Canada, Rogers, Bell, Shaw and Cogeco have signed off on this.

Bettman, Daly and Jacobs are NOT stupid. It spoke volumes that Jacobs went on camera saying "We are sorry"

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