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#61 Vittorino Casiraghi

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:37 AM

Last night i could see the Wings live thru gamecenter.

For tonights game it says; restriction due to blackout???



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:53 AM

Last night i could see the Wings live thru gamecenter.

For tonights game it says; restriction due to blackout???

What's your location? For the US, the game last night was blacked out because it was on the NHL Network.



#63 Vittorino Casiraghi

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:10 AM

Europe, Netherlands.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

Since this thread got bumped, how have you guys felt about GameCenter Live?

This is my first time with the service, and I've been generally pretty pleased.  I'm an out-of-market fan, and have been able to see at least part of every game so far, which is awesome.

 

I've tried it on a variety of different mobile devices and set-top boxes.  AppleTV is an easy-to-use interface, but is a little barebones.  Surprisingly, the Roku version gives you far more features, including highlights/condensed game packages and access to NHL Vault (Classic Games).  The picture quality is generally pretty good, and the stream doesn't shut down for re-buffering, though every once in awhile you'll get a studdering feed that can be a big annoying.

 

On iPad and iPhone, the GCL app works great so long as you're on WiFi.  If the Wings aren't on, I like to set the iPad up to some other game and then hop around from game to game during intermissions.

 

The blackouts are obnoxious, but that's the way it is for MLB At-Bat and other services too.  What makes no sense to me is that GCL feeds show the local commercials, as well, so why does it matter if you're watching through Comcast or through an app that distributes the same advertising content?  There are times I'd like to watch the Red Wings (or even the Wild) when I can't be near a TV, but the blackouts prevent that from happening, which is just stupid.


Edited by StormJH1, 24 February 2013 - 10:21 AM.


#65 Vittorino Casiraghi

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:39 AM

Its ridiculous that i could watch last night and today not.

 

Don't think its worth time to complain to the NHL


Edited by Vittorino Casiraghi, 24 February 2013 - 10:39 AM.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

Its ridiculous that i could watch last night and today not.

 

Don't think its worth time to complain to the NHL

Is the game on any TV channels (whether or not your provider carries the channel) in your area? My cable provider doesn't offer NHL network, but it is available in my area so I get blacked out for those games.

 

The blackouts are unfortunate, but they make business sense. The channels make more money on advertisements when more people watch the channel, and internet/GCL customers aren't counted in these numbers. Therefore, the blackout makes sense because it encourages more people to subsribe to and watch the channels available to them. However, the ratings companies are starting to monitor online activity, so we may see a change in the next decade (I doubt it though).



#67 Vittorino Casiraghi

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

Mine country doesnt show hockey at all, only stupid soccer.

That's why i bought gamecenter.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

Mine country doesnt show hockey at all, only stupid soccer.

 

Tonights Game is on ESPN America. I'm pretty sure you can get that in the netherlands.


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#69 Vittorino Casiraghi

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

Yes i can, but i paid already for gamecenter live.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

I know and I'm not saying you should get ESPN. But it is available in your area. That's why you can't watch tonights game on GCL.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

Yes i can, but i paid already for gamecenter live.

It takes about 10 mins to talk to someone and have them get your IP and fix it all for you. I had the same thing going on. I had every wings game blocked and im in Texas until I talked to them and they fixed it for me now i get every game unless they play dallas.


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I LIVE IN TEXAS SO I DON'T DESERVE HOCKEY

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:10 PM

It takes about 10 mins to talk to someone and have them get your IP and fix it all for you. I had the same thing going on. I had every wings game blocked and im in Texas until I talked to them and they fixed it for me now i get every game unless they play dallas.

Are you getting the NHL-N games?



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

Watching the game on GCL, FSN-D feed. Yay.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

It takes about 10 mins to talk to someone and have them get your IP and fix it all for you. I had the same thing going on. I had every wings game blocked and im in Texas until I talked to them and they fixed it for me now i get every game unless they play dallas.


Not sure you can answer this but I live in Florida, is this possible for
Me as well?





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