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09-01-2009, 08:36 PM
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So did this go through or do Direct TV subscribers have Versus?
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I assume this might come down to the wire, but I can't see Versus not eventually giving in. They can't afford to not have DirecTV carry them.

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09-02-2009, 10:26 AM
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Only way this becomes a problem is when the playoffs start, and if they havent agreed by then I believe the NHL wouldve done something at that point. Theres no way the NHL will allow a network to prevent up to 18 million possible viewers from their biggest showcase.

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Only way this becomes a problem is when the playoffs start, and if they havent agreed by then I believe the NHL wouldve done something at that point. Theres no way the NHL will allow a network to prevent up to 18 million possible viewers from their biggest showcase.
They did worse than that when they went off ESPN.

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Puck Daddy on the situation

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puc...urn=nhl,187145

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09-03-2009, 03:36 PM
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They did worse than that when they went off ESPN.
I think you're exaggerating slightly. The NHL lost more when ESPN landed their precious NBA package and then the subsequent lack of coverage following that is why they're not on ESPN anymore. They didn't want the NHL after they got the NBA and that hasn't really changed.

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09-03-2009, 04:56 PM
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I think you're exaggerating slightly. The NHL lost more when ESPN landed their precious NBA package and then the subsequent lack of coverage following that is why they're not on ESPN anymore. They didn't want the NHL after they got the NBA and that hasn't really changed.
I agree with you up to your last sentence. What I've heard is that ESPN wanted (and still wants) NHL only on a revenue-sharing agreement like the one the NHL has with NBC. That's why the NHL went to Versus and will stay with Versus, because Comcast (owner of Versus) actually pays a rights fee for NHL.

If ESPN wanted the NHL enough to offer a rights fee instead of wanting a revenue share (And also would have to agree that not all the NHL games would go to ESPN2, especially playoffs), I suspect the NHL would be interested and would pursue it.

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I agree with you up to your last sentence. What I've heard is that ESPN wanted (and still wants) NHL only on a revenue-sharing agreement like the one the NHL has with NBC. That's why the NHL went to Versus and will stay with Versus, because Comcast (owner of Versus) actually pays a rights fee for NHL.

If ESPN wanted the NHL enough to offer a rights fee instead of wanting a revenue share (And also would have to agree that not all the NHL games would go to ESPN2, especially playoffs), I suspect the NHL would be interested and would pursue it.
They only want the NHL to monopolize the sports and push the ones that give ratings and horde any sport that could potentially draw ratings away. If the NHL went back, they'd put them on the backburner because they don't need the money from the NHL really.

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This is somewhat related: During the Giants game today the scroll says that CSNBA has announced its schedule for the Warriors in 09-10. Doesn't it seem odd that they would announce their TV schedule for the Warriors and not the Sharks, considering the Sharks start several weeks before the Warriors?

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This is somewhat related: During the Giants game today the scroll says that CSNBA has announced its schedule for the Warriors in 09-10. Doesn't it seem odd that they would announce their TV schedule for the Warriors and not the Sharks, considering the Sharks start several weeks before the Warriors?
I thought the Sharks were going to be on CSN-California this year.

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I thought the Sharks were going to be on CSN-California this year.
I still haven't seen actual confirmation of that, but even if that's the case, even the hypothetical CSNCA schedule for the Sharks isn't out yet, but the Warriors who start their season almost one month after the Sharks is.

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I thought the Sharks were going to be on CSN-California this year.
This was my understanding as well, I was actually looking forward to it considering I downgraded my cable package and it gets rid of CSNBA-HD but not CSNCA-HD.

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This was my understanding as well, I was actually looking forward to it considering I downgraded my cable package and it gets rid of CSNBA-HD but not CSNCA-HD.
As long as CSN-CA has the same amount or more HD games, I'm fine with it. If not, that would suck.

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09-06-2009, 08:38 PM
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Has this been confirmed? Sharks on CSN-CA?

I have DirecTv and they black out CSN-CA in my area (Humboldt Co.). The only reason I got DirecTv in the first place was to watch the Sharks. I get CSN Bay Area, but no games on CSN-CA. I really don't want to go back to cable, but with no Versus and no CSN-CA what's the point?

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So no confirmation on CSN-CA?

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So no confirmation on CSN-CA?
Still none, and no local broadcast schedule regardless of where the Sharks will be shown, although the Warriors have their schedule but start almost a month later. I don't get it at all.

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I couldn't even find csnba on my directv when I looked.....anyone remember which channel it is?

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I couldn't even find csnba on my directv when I looked.....anyone remember which channel it is?
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I sure hope the Sharks don't move to CSN-CA, it's not available in my area

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09-16-2009, 07:39 PM
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So no confirmation on CSN-CA?
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Still none, and no local broadcast schedule regardless of where the Sharks will be shown, although the Warriors have their schedule but start almost a month later. I don't get it at all.
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I sure hope the Sharks don't move to CSN-CA, it's not available in my area
It's official.

http://csnbayarea.com/pages/landing?...33&feedID=2539

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Comcast SportsNet California Announces Inaugural San Jose Sharks Telecast Schedule


September 16, 2009

-75-Game Schedule on Comcast SportsNet California is Most Comprehensive Telecast Season in Team History

-Schedule Includes At Least 50 Games in HDTV, a 16% Increase from Last Season and 50 Percent More Sharks Pregame Live and Sharks Postgame Live Coverage

-CSNCalifornia.com to Feature Roster of Columnists, Blog Updates, Game-Day E-mail Alerts, Online Video Features and More

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Comcast SportsNet California, the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” and the San Jose Sharks have announced the inaugural season of Sharks coverage on Comcast SportsNet California, the team’s new exclusive regional cable television home. Comcast SportsNet California will present the most comprehensive Sharks television schedule in the team’s history, including 75 exclusive games for the 2009-10 National Hockey League season and at least 50 High Definition telecasts, a 16% increase from the previous season and the most HDTV Sharks telecasts ever offered.

Sharks fans also benefit from a significant increase in the amount of Sharks pregame and postgame analysis and insider access. Comcast SportsNet California will deliver a 54% increase in the number of Sharks Pregame Live and Sharks Postgame Live shows, giving fans more player and coach reaction and behind-the-scenes coverage than last season.

The first of 75 regular season games on Comcast SportsNet California will be seen on Saturday, October 3 as the Sharks take on division rival Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center. Coverage begins with Sharks Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m. followed by puck drop at 7:00 p.m.

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Just to watch Sharks in my area. DirecTv doesn't broadcast the games on CSN-CA.

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Just to watch Sharks in my area. DirecTv doesn't broadcast the games on CSN-CA.
Huh???? I thought DirecTV does broadcast CSN-CA games, in the Bay Area at least...

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