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04-16-2005, 04:32 PM
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Question for Ontarian Habs fans

I had bell express vu for a bit (canceled due to a series of arguments with rude customer "service" wankers) as well as the NHL centre ice package.. and when I signed up, I asked the guy if I'd get all the Habs game, to which, the guy said yes. So I sign's up see.. and come hockey time, every single Habs game was blacked out. This mad me angry..so very,very angry!! Anyway, when I called to ask why, I was told that the local networks had blocked out the Montreal games so.. my question is this ; do Habs fans in Ontario, with bell express poo..err vu, and the NHL centre Ice package get to see all Habs games??

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04-16-2005, 04:39 PM
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That is such a long time ago. I know I was over at a buddys watching Montreal but they were playing in NY. I have also heard Torontonians cry the same tune. Bell will black out Ontario viewers because of Maple leaf channel. So if you dont subscribe to it you dont get to see Leafs on the other channels.

Not 100% sure on this just going by what some buddys have been saying. And that is over a year ago.

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04-16-2005, 04:51 PM
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larue; You mean Toronto games are blacked out in Toronto?

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larue; You mean Toronto games are blacked out in Toronto?
No. Local games are never blacked out.

All satalite companies have regional black-outs. If you want too see the Habs, get the nhl centre ice package.

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No. Local games are never blacked out.

All satalite companies have regional black-outs. If you want too see the Habs, get the nhl centre ice package.
I did buy that package, from Montreal.. and saw zero Montreal games on it. That is what I mean! There's a chance I might be inschool in the GTA ..away from Habs town. Well, two years from now but still..

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Just order RDS up and you SHOULDN'T be blacked out. And you will get every game (in french mind you, but better than a black screen).

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English.. French.. as long as it Habs!

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I get all the Friday/Saturday/Sunday Habs games in French on Channel 12. I live in Burlington, just around Hamilton and Toronto.

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I get all the Friday/Saturday/Sunday Habs games in French on Channel 12. I live in Burlington, just around Hamilton and Toronto.

How is the Hamilton/Burlington area? Nice place to live?

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larue; You mean Toronto games are blacked out in Toronto?
What I mean is that if Leafs TV is broadcasting a game and you want to watch that game on another local programming channel it will be locked out to Ontario viewers. That way you have to subscribe to either Leafs TV or Center Ice to watch the Leafs.

Something like that.

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Just order RDS up and you SHOULDN'T be blacked out. And you will get every game (in french mind you, but better than a black screen).
I doubt if RDS shows every Habs game do they?????

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I doubt if RDS shows every Habs game do they?????
Yes , they do.

Habs13 , if ya want to see the upcoming habs games (without a problem) get RDS!

RDS won't blackout a single game cause it's the only french channel in the world who shows all the habs games (it's a hockey channel , you shouldn't have any problem).Marc is right , it'd be almost impossible that they blackout their games.Fans in Montreal would be pissed off and all.It's in french but who cares , I'm sure you'll understand what this will mean....stay in Montreala and you'd get the oppurtunuty to go the the Bell Center and all...

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How is the Hamilton/Burlington area? Nice place to live?
What? So your thinking of moving out of montreal to be able to watch more Habs games in english? , did I read that wrong? I'm sorry, this just seems hilarious to me. Montreal is the best hockey town in the world imo, and we've got better TV coverage then any other NHL team in our city (since we've got it in 2 languages)

Just stay in Montreal and get RDS. Watch all 82 games + playoffs (plus you'd get whatever habs games are on TSN/CBC/SNET), and since you'd still be in Montreal you could actually attend the games at the Bell Centre.

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The problem is in Ontario the Sens and the Leafs have a certain area which belongs to them, or they own the broadcast rights to. Ottawa and Montreal have agreed to show each others games in their cities, therefore you will get all 82 Hab games in Ottawa (and zone), and any Sens games will be carried in the Montreal area, no matter what day of the week or channel. Toronto would not allow Sens games to be broadcasted in their zone, so Ottawa returns the favour. I'm assuming Toronto doesn't want Canadiens games in their zone either, hence the blackout. National broadcasts (Saturday nights, whatever game Sportsnet.TSN is showing that week, etc...) are not blacked out.

But I thought with Centre Ice it didn't matter?

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I have RDS and I like it since we get the 82 games plus playoffs.

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I had RDS and I loved it . I wish they had a English RDS but hockey's hockey and I'll take what I can get here in Ontario When hockey starts back up I will subscribe again because it's nice being able to watch all the Hab games I want.

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What? So your thinking of moving out of montreal to be able to watch more Habs games in english? , did I read that wrong? I'm sorry, this just seems hilarious to me. Montreal is the best hockey town in the world imo, and we've got better TV coverage then any other NHL team in our city (since we've got it in 2 languages)

Just stay in Montreal and get RDS. Watch all 82 games + playoffs (plus you'd get whatever habs games are on TSN/CBC/SNET), and since you'd still be in Montreal you could actually attend the games at the Bell Centre.
No no no! I might be going to school in Toronto.. that's all! Montreal really is the world's capital of hockey.. for many reasons! Just that there isn't an Oceanology related course in Montreal.. anyway, this isn't for at least two years.

That's why I was asking about Hamilton.. because I'll be able to check out the Bulldogs and swing by to catch the Habs vs. Leafs in Toronto! Add some bleu, blanc et rouge into the sea of blue!

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Wait... Am I missing something here? I thought there was a lockout this year
There's no need to talk about Habs playing on TV cause we still have a long wait

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I did buy that package, from Montreal.. and saw zero Montreal games on it. That is what I mean! There's a chance I might be inschool in the GTA ..away from Habs town. Well, two years from now but still..

There might not be hockey then so I wouldnt worry about it

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No no no! I might be going to school in Toronto.. that's all! Montreal really is the world's capital of hockey.. for many reasons! Just that there isn't an Oceanology related course in Montreal.. anyway, this isn't for at least two years.

That's why I was asking about Hamilton.. because I'll be able to check out the Bulldogs and swing by to catch the Habs vs. Leafs in Toronto! Add some bleu, blanc et rouge into the sea of blue!

Oh alright, just checking. Maybe I should pay more attention to this forum, that way I'd know you were going to school in TO. Anyways, good luck with all that.

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How is the Hamilton/Burlington area? Nice place to live?

It really is. I think Burlington is the best city I've been in that has the best mix of "home atmosphere" with not much crime, as well as it having some VERY nice neighbourhoods [Tyandaga, Headon, etc...]

IMO I'm not a fan of Hamilton as much, but it has it's good points and bad points, like any other town

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Get RDS. All Hab games plus playoffs. Even if you don't speak or understand french,by watching so many games you will start to understand the game lingo.

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What I mean is that if Leafs TV is broadcasting a game and you want to watch that game on another local programming channel it will be locked out to Ontario viewers. That way you have to subscribe to either Leafs TV or Center Ice to watch the Leafs.

Something like that.
No LeafsTV has never had a live broadcast of a Leaf game. They were going to start this year with about 15 games, but obviously that never happened.

But when LeafsTV does broadcast a game, that game won't be available on any other channels so there'd be no need for a blackout.

So this issue is different than what the thread starter is asking about.

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Get RDS. All Hab games plus playoffs. Even if you don't speak or understand french,by watching so many games you will start to understand the game lingo.

Ces't beau.. j'suis deja capable

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I lived 15 years in To. and now I've lived 4 in Windsor, a friend of mine with digital cable was able to get RDS in Bramtpon, and I have Bell Express Vu here in Windsor and have watched every Habs game on RDS (cable will not provide RDS). So no worries mate!

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