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Rogers announces NHL GameCentre LIVE details with fewer blackouts

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09-03-2014, 09:28 AM
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Rogers announces NHL GameCentre LIVE details with fewer blackouts

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/r...ore-blackouts/


MOD: Adding the G&M link, which outlines the details and pricing more clearly
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/techn...ticle20321080/


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And what does it cost for non-Rogers customers?

$199 for the year.

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Unblocking the feed for people that already have the channel and are paying the 200 bucks for gamecentre is basically the absolute least rogers could do.

Also they mention tablets/smartphones but not desktop/laptop computers. Will gamecentre work differently on those platforms this year?

Ultimately still a step back from cbc's free streams. Also, I hope I never have to read another slippery, BS Rogers press release. But of course I will.

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Did I read that right? It's free for people with Rogers high speed internet?

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It's only free to the end of the year for wireless and internet subs.

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Did I read that right? It's free for people with Rogers high speed internet?
Sounds like you get October - January free.

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And what does it cost for non-Rogers customers?

$199 for the year.
If you happen to travel to Russia, you can get it for $99. If only there was a way of making it seem like you have a Russian IP address without going to Russia

PS: Nothing illegal about using VPN

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Ah ok, nowhere does it mention how much it will be afterwards?

I'm just about to renew my HS subscription, but if I get GC free, I may have to reconsider..

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Sounds like you get October - January free.
Free until Dec. 31, 2014 for Rogers Internet and Wireless subscribers.

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So they are lifting the blackouts, only if you have the regional Sportsnet feed.

Why would I purchase NHL GameCentre for 200 bucks then? As a Canucks fan, if all my game needs are met, I'll watch the games on my cable package.

To me, having GameCentre is a option to get rid of cable and just focus on the NHL package. If I have to purchase cable in the first place to get my Canuck games, why bother? I don't care to watch hockey on a 4 inch smartphone when I have a 46 inch flat screen at home.

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Rogers will be screwing people over left and right. Thank god I am not one of them.

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If you happen to travel to Russia, you can get it for $99. If only there was a way of making it seem like you have a Russian IP address without going to Russia

PS: Nothing illegal about using VPN


Ok then, I am moving to the Crimea

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Rogers will be screwing people over left and right. Thank god I am not one of them.
more games
less blackouts

yeah really getting screwed


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If you happen to travel to Russia, you can get it for $99. If only there was a way of making it seem like you have a Russian IP address without going to Russia

PS: Nothing illegal about using VPN
Do you have to watch the games by going through the VPN as well? I imagine that would mean some poor performance...

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If you happen to travel to Russia, you can get it for $99. If only there was a way of making it seem like you have a Russian IP address without going to Russia

PS: Nothing illegal about using VPN
Pretty sure it's $75 if you happen to land in Russia or the Ukraine, at least it was yesterday when I visited.

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Do you have to watch the games by going through the VPN as well? I imagine that would mean some poor performance...
No you don't.

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What's the point if it's not all the games?

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Compared to last season:
Worse:
-Now to watch natonal online feeds you need a gamecentre subscription. Last season CBC broadcast those online for free.

Better:
-If you happen to live in a region where Rogers owns the local broadcasting rights, gamecentre allows you to watch our regional games online (if you have the channel subscription)



Question unanswered. For those regions where Bell owns local rights are those local fans SOl in terms of watchign local games broadcast online? Will Bell be allowed to broadcast those games online?

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So they are lifting the blackouts, only if you have the regional Sportsnet feed.

Why would I purchase NHL GameCentre for 200 bucks then? As a Canucks fan, if all my game needs are met, I'll watch the games on my cable package.

To me, having GameCentre is a option to get rid of cable and just focus on the NHL package. If I have to purchase cable in the first place to get my Canuck games, why bother? I don't care to watch hockey on a 4 inch smartphone when I have a 46 inch flat screen at home.
I'm reading it as this:

Last years regional along with national games were blacked out. This year you get everything including national broadcasts.

Sounds like for $199 you get everything.

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I'm reading it as this:

Last years regional along with national games were blacked out. This year you get everything including national broadcasts.

Sounds like for $199 you get everything.
Slight correction.

Last year regional and national games were blacked out on gamecentre but national CBC games were available onlien for free.

Thsi year $199 will get you all national games (if you're subscribed to the channel) and regional games (if you're subscribed to the channel and live in a region that Rogers owns the local rights for).

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What about teams where regional games are owned by Bell?

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I'm reading it as this:

Last years regional along with national games were blacked out. This year you get everything including national broadcasts.

Sounds like for $199 you get everything.
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Previously, Canucks fans living in Vancouver couldn’t watch their local team on NHL GameCentre LIVE. This season with Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE and a regional Sportsnet subscription, they can now catch up to 100 per cent of Canucks national and regional games online.
So the only new thing is that you have access to the games online if you have the cable package.

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How do I prove to Rogers that i paid for all the sportsnet channels if i am not a Rogers customer?

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How do I prove to Rogers that i paid for all the sportsnet channels if i am not a Rogers customer?
My guess would be that they would have to partner with different cable providers to confirm thsoe details. Much like various ipad tv watching aps which require you to log in with credentials (still waiting for Shaw to partner with TSN go)

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My guess would be that they would have to partner with different cable providers to confirm thsoe details. Much like various ipad tv watching aps which require you to log in with credentials (still waiting for Shaw to partner with TSN go)
Yeah, i doubt my provider is a partner in this stuff. I don't have TSN GO either.

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