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BrownRolo:
Was wondering if anyone ever subscribed to this?

What's the quality like? 

BC Buds Fan:
I subscribed to NHL Gamecenter Live last year.  I live in Vancouver and I wanted a way to watch the Buds during the week, and catch some away games as well. 

Pros: The quality is excellent, in terms of HD and streaming. If you have a question or problem they respond to you immediately (at least in my experience) via email --- like within 10 minutes!

Cons: I will not renew for next year because of their stupid blackout rules.  Basically the game is blacked out on Gamecenter Live if it's being shown nationally on TSN or CBC.  The kicker came midway through the season when CBC decided to show a Habs game instead of the Leafs game, and then the Leafs game was still blacked out on Gamecenter.  I sent an email wondering what was going on, and they promptly responded saying it was out of their hands, CBC had the rights to the game and they made a gametime decision to show the Habs instead.

I'm sorry, but if I pay good money for the service (to watch any and/or all NHL games online in HD), I had better be able to do it.  I am not sure who is the grandmaster idiot driving the protectionist blackout rules, but how shortsighted!  If I may make a comparison to the NFL, if someone buys NFL Sunday Ticket, they can watch every NFL game.  So why can't I do the same for the NHL?  And look at all the NFL fans scattered all over North America - NFL fandom is not driven by proximity.

Does that answer your question?

Damian:
I'll definitely pass then... youre right

BrownRolo:

--- Quote from: BC Buds Fan on July 24, 2011, 01:01:10 PM ---I subscribed to NHL Gamecenter Live last year.  I live in Vancouver and I wanted a way to watch the Buds during the week, and catch some away games as well. 

Pros: The quality is excellent, in terms of HD and streaming. If you have a question or problem they respond to you immediately (at least in my experience) via email --- like within 10 minutes!

Cons: I will not renew for next year because of their stupid blackout rules.  Basically the game is blacked out on Gamecenter Live if it's being shown nationally on TSN or CBC.  The kicker came midway through the season when CBC decided to show a Habs game instead of the Leafs game, and then the Leafs game was still blacked out on Gamecenter.  I sent an email wondering what was going on, and they promptly responded saying it was out of their hands, CBC had the rights to the game and they made a gametime decision to show the Habs instead.

I'm sorry, but if I pay good money for the service (to watch any and/or all NHL games online in HD), I had better be able to do it.  I am not sure who is the grandmaster idiot driving the protectionist blackout rules, but how shortsighted!  If I may make a comparison to the NFL, if someone buys NFL Sunday Ticket, they can watch every NFL game.  So why can't I do the same for the NHL?  And look at all the NFL fans scattered all over North America - NFL fandom is not driven by proximity.

Does that answer your question?

--- End quote ---

Yeah, thanks.

When you tried to watch a game that was from the night before was it possible to watch it without knowing the score? From the examples they have on their website it looks like you have to go to the boxscore of the game and click on the "watch full game" button which kind of sucks. I want to be able to watch a game 24 hrs later and not know who will win.

Sucker Punch:
On the other hand, I dig the NHL Gamecenter Live iPhone app.   No video, but you can stream the radio broadcast of any game, and you can choose which team's feed to listen to.

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