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10-28-2011, 12:30 AM
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Fox Sports Ohio, CBJ & Directv

Once again Directv can't play nice with it's friends. So now they are going to drop FSO, which carries the Jackets. They claim Fox wants too much money so they want to protect us consumers. What BS!! So no Jackets if you have Directv after Nov 1. My question is if anyone knows for those of us who have the Center Ice package, will we still be able to see the Jackets there? Since most teams use Fox sports for their local broadcasts, does that figure in the contract talks?

Personally I'm getting real tired of Directv, last year it was Versus, now Fox this year! For what they charge, there should never be threats of taking away stations!

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10-28-2011, 12:39 AM
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What really sucks is I just switched over from Dish to DirecTV *sigh*

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10-28-2011, 12:53 AM
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What really sucks is I pay a decent amount extra for the channels and they are being little *****es once again.

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10-28-2011, 04:02 AM
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Or Fox could be asking for way too much money for their channels...

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10-28-2011, 05:57 AM
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NewsCorp (Fox) pulled this same stunt last year with Dish & Time Warner. Asking for a 40% increase. Not surprised DirecTV is taking a hard stance instead of passing increases off to customers.

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10-28-2011, 07:59 AM
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We see this every year JBum, with a provider and some channel(s). Nothing wrong with the provider making sure they can provide the customer competitive rates.

I don't have the specifics of the deal and how it compares to what other providers get. If you have the data and it supports Directv being cheap bastages then I'll listen. Otherwise, I just consider it part of the contract negotiation process.

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10-28-2011, 08:19 AM
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I think a bigger question for me is about the Center Ice package.

Considering how many teams use Fox Sports to air their games on TV, if Fox Sports is pulled from Directv, can I still watch those games because I am paying for them in a separate package? They aren't technically being show on Fox Sports, just being contracted out to a different channel for airing in the package.

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10-28-2011, 08:30 AM
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Your Center Ice will be fine.

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10-28-2011, 09:08 AM
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Your Center Ice will be fine.
Its this a guess or fact? If fact, who is the source?

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10-28-2011, 09:21 AM
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Your Center Ice will be fine.
Why would it be? If you are in the Columbus market the Center Ice feed should be blacked out. Now you might be able to see the road games if the home team allows it.

If you are outside of the Columbus market, then, yes, you would be right.

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10-28-2011, 09:25 AM
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Center Ice is blacked out for all Columbus home games, if they are shown on a channel here, wether it is Versus or FSO. You will not be able to see them unless you switch to a different provider.

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I was talking about the package itself. Of course blacked out games will still be blacked out.

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Center Ice is blacked out for all Columbus home games, if they are shown on a channel here, wether it is Versus or FSO. You will not be able to see them unless you switch to a different provider.
This is correct. Last year, with Dish Network, I had no HD channels on my center ice plan because of the Dish/Fox dispute. I no longer order NHL:CI ... and never will again. Do what I do and watch them online ... either get Gamecenter (not a bad package for the cost), or you can watch them on a variety of "free" sites - links are almost always somewhere in the GDT.

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Do what I did - drop cable/satellite, order NHL GameCenter, stream it through Roku or PS3, and start following an actual NHL team so the local blackouts won't concern you.

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Do what I did - drop cable/satellite, order NHL GameCenter, stream it through Roku or PS3, and start following an actual NHL team so the local blackouts won't concern you.
That's ok, I bought center Ice so I could watch the Devils play.

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FSN has less leverage this year to get their 40% increase they want due to the NBA lockout. I could see it drag out a while like VS.

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10-28-2011, 11:29 PM
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The CBJ home games have never been blacked out on Center Ice in the Columbus market except for the opposing team feed. It's the same broadcast so no reason to black it out.

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10-28-2011, 11:31 PM
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The CBJ home games have never been blacked out on Center Ice in the Columbus market except for the opposing team feed. It's the same broadcast so no reason to black it out.
You must be talking DirecTV's version of NHLCI, because inDemand -- which handles it for a lot of cable companies -- ALWAYS blacks out games that are available locally. They did it to me all the time with the Jackets when I lived up there, and they do it to me with the Lightning down here in Tampa Bay.

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10-28-2011, 11:38 PM
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I've always been able to get them when I'm not at the game, but then again I am at most of the games so maybe you are right. I am sure though that the roadies are always available on either FSO or Center Ice.

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Thank god, now there is a reason to not watch them. Blessing in disguise.

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Do what I did - drop cable/satellite, order NHL GameCenter, stream it through Roku or PS3, and start following an actual NHL team so the local blackouts won't concern you.
This...

If you use the right set of programs you can watch blacked out Jackets games on GCL. The thing is, despite taking all of 10 seconds to do, it hasn't been worth the effort this year. I just throw 4 random games on GCL and then when one starts grabbing my interest more than the others switch to it full time.

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Directv and Fox have reached an agreement.

http://investor.directv.com/released...leaseID=619508

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Directv and Fox have reached an agreement.

http://investor.directv.com/released...leaseID=619508
Thanks for the update, I figured it would get done at the last minute. I wasn't too worried, unless it would go until the Jackets' next game on Thursday, so I figured I had two extra days to play with

Good news, now waiting for the price increase

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