One reason to get BEV/SD in the US

2

2k1Toaster

SatelliteGuys Family
Nov 25, 2007
78
0
Colorado Springs, CO
IMHO CTV is doing a CRAPPY job at broadcasting. They are doing the American thing and having little sports coverage, and lots of background stories on athletes. I dont care about that, I want to see the sports. Then they break away to some side story and say you can get the full coverage on a pay channel somewhere else. Just rediculous...

I wish CBC would take back over the olympics, at least they cover it well.
 
M

Mr Tony

SatelliteGuys Pro
Supporting Founder
Nov 17, 2003
306
54
Mankato, MN
I agree toaster...Also why are they showing the same thing on 4 different channels?

You scroll through the guide and there is a bucnh of different channels showing the games yet you flip through and 3 may be carrying the same thing in the same language

So CTV, TSN & Sportsnet may be carrying the same event
 
Islandguy43

Islandguy43

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 24, 2006
2,128
0
Grand Island, NY
I agree toaster...Also why are they showing the same thing on 4 different channels?

You scroll through the guide and there is a bucnh of different channels showing the games yet you flip through and 3 may be carrying the same thing in the same language

So CTV, TSN & Sportsnet may be carrying the same event


Obviously you guys aren't watching the NBC coverage. Now I only get CTV for my alternative coverage; however I find the only time I am switching over to the NBC channels is to get the HD version of what I am watching on CTV, and that is basically for Hockey.

NBC would like you think that all events take place at 8pm eastern time, while forcing a taped event down your throat. I will take CTV's coverage any day to NBC's.
 
QCK

QCK

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 27, 2008
723
5
Yes, NBC's coverage is really lacking, but they are right about CTV, TSN & SportsNet not doing the best of job either. CBC did seem to have better coverage in past games.
 
Scott Greczkowski

Scott Greczkowski

Welcome HOME to SatelliteGuys!
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Sep 7, 2003
100,713
20,306
Newington, CT
At least I got to see the full hocky game last night in HD on Bell because of CTV.

NBC thought showing Ice Dancing was better then showing the USA -vs- Canada game.
 
Islandguy43

Islandguy43

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 24, 2006
2,128
0
Grand Island, NY
At least I got to see the full hocky game last night in HD on Bell because of CTV.

NBC thought showing Ice Dancing was better then showing the USA -vs- Canada game.

Scott, maybe Dish's answer to upstate new york's subs HD problems with 61.5, is to partner with Bell and let all of us get TSN, Rogers sportsnet, and all the other canadian networks in HD:rolleyes::D
 
J

joshuals

SatelliteGuys Pro
is to partner with Bell and let all of us get TSN, Rogers sportsnet, and all the other canadian networks in HD

Nice thought....but lotsa luck. I've been waiting for 40 years for American and Canadian cable & satelllite providers to "partner" with each other and let us watch programming from the opposite sides of the border.......but no, the broadcasters maintain it's their right to control who is allowed to watch what. Even with the recent addition of SRC's (French side of CBC) Internet programming, if you're in the US and try to watch their programming, a pop-up appears telling you that it's not available outside of Canada "due to broadcasting rights". What a crock of BS......IMHO.
 
Islandguy43

Islandguy43

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 24, 2006
2,128
0
Grand Island, NY
Nice thought....but lotsa luck. I've been waiting for 40 years for American and Canadian cable & satelllite providers to "partner" with each other and let us watch programming from the opposite sides of the border.......but no, the broadcasters maintain it's their right to control who is allowed to watch what. Even with the recent addition of SRC's (French side of CBC) Internet programming, if you're in the US and try to watch their programming, a pop-up appears telling you that it's not available outside of Canada "due to broadcasting rights". What a crock of BS......IMHO.

What you say is correct to a certain point. The border states (atleast in NY and Michigan) have been receiving Canadian Stations on our cable systems, for decades. Perhaps that is due to the fact they are available OTA to us.

So why can't dbs provide us with the canadian programing. We already get some with the NHL Center Ice Package, and they certainly provide plenty of other programming from other countries for a fee. It would most certainly be a revenue stream for the two DBS companies.
 
J

joshuals

SatelliteGuys Pro
Perhaps that is due to the fact they are available OTA to us

Yes, I believe you are correct on that. I have lived in several communities in New Hampshire. Some of them received Canadian programming (via cable, in the early days of cable TV) and some didn't. The ones that didn't heard from me personally, and their reasoning (excuse) was that the village was out of the range of OTA. That reasoning didn't make me feel much better when it was time for Hockey Night In Canada and it wasn't available due to rules invented by the bureaucracy.

Unfortunately (for me), I'm of the age and mentality that "if the signal is up there in the air, be it OTA, cable, or satellite, it should be legal to be received and decoded, after payment of the appropriate fees, of course." To be denied access due to "rights of broadcasters" has about as much meaining for me as.......well, enuf said.

Sorry to have gotten off-topic.
 
Last edited:
Frenchophile

Frenchophile

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Nov 12, 2008
322
3
MI
Unfortunately (for me), I'm of the age and mentality that "if the signal is up there in the air, be it OTA, cable, or satellite, it should be legal to be received and decoded, after payment of the appropriate fees, of course." To be denied access due to "rights of broadcasters" has about as much meaining for me as.......well, enuf said.

Sorry to have gotten off-topic.

agree with you 100%. if it's there, I'll try to get it. (but I will NEVER steal it)
 
jcrandall

jcrandall

Proud Staff Member
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Apr 3, 2005
10,913
379
Central Michigan
I will say this, watching CTV last night for the US v. Canada hockey game I didn't have any feelings that the coverage was biased. I thought they called the game well and discussed both teams - exactly what one would expect from Canadian hockey coverage.

It also reminds me why guys here came up with the term HD-lite, the yellow at the bottom of the boards isn't supposed to be fuzzy ;)
 
QCK

QCK

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 27, 2008
723
5
It amazes me the way hockey gets so little respect from the american major broadcasters. Last night was another example with the game only being on MSNBC & MSNBC HD only in SD:

NBC Says Puck You to Hockey Fans | HD-Report

I agree the CTV commentators were very good last night and are so most nights.
 
Last edited:
stone phillips420

stone phillips420

On Vacation
Oct 20, 2004
3,360
2
earth
At least I got to see the full hocky game last night in HD on Bell because of CTV.

NBC thought showing Ice Dancing was better then showing the USA -vs- Canada game.
Weak arguement scott, you could have easily watched game in hd on dish via msnbcHD
 
Islandguy43

Islandguy43

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 24, 2006
2,128
0
Grand Island, NY
Weak arguement scott, you could have easily watched game in hd on dish via msnbcHD

The game was in HD on TWC also, and the pq was very similar to the pq I used to receive from Dish. Directv doesn't have msnbc hd, and are beginning to look like they have real problem with hockey. First the Vs bull and now this.
 
Derwin0

Derwin0

Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati
Lifetime Supporter
Aug 16, 2004
39,683
17,857
Peachtree City, GA
It amazes me the way hockey gets so little respect from the american major broadcasters.
Probably has something to do with the ratings (or lack thereof) that the NHL gets.

As for the crappiness of the HD feed on MSNBC-HD, blame CTV for that, as it was just as bad on CTV-HD.
NBC can only show what they get from the pool feed provided by CTV.

Personally I just skipped both sets of announcers after a while and watched the direct feed on the free PPV-HD feeds provided on Bell. It was nice to here the slaps of the puck, grunts of the players, and cries of the fans instead of the talking heads.
 
QCK

QCK

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 27, 2008
723
5
Probably has something to do with the ratings (or lack thereof) that the NHL gets.

No doubt that is a huge part of it. I guess poker is just that much better than NHL hockey to the US subscriber lol.

A funny thing they said this morning on ESPN's mike & mike is that curling is the most watched olympic event so far in the US.
 

Similar threads

MCIBUS
Replies
12
Views
2K
stone phillips420
stone phillips420
A
Replies
6
Views
3K
dkag7
D
I
Replies
12
Views
3K
snidely
S
A
  • Locked
Replies
12
Views
3K
Mr Tony
M
brhumphreys
Replies
5
Views
2K
Dish_Dan
D

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Top