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Theatregirl1122
01-22-2011, 06:22 PM
Huge boo to US for not showing the SPs. Very disappointing but IN's quality is pretty great now so hooked up to the TV should be fine.

It hardly matters to me, :lol:. My TV isn't bigger than my computer.

Jammers
01-24-2011, 04:27 PM
As usual we on the west coast will get the shaft again from NBC. While they will show live all the final groups in the other 3 events the Ladies final groups will be taped delayed here. Screw you NBC.

Cyn
01-24-2011, 06:40 PM
:mad: No live coverage of any SPs/SDs?

Arrrrrrgggghhhhhhh :wall:

That blows goats. I refuse to pay IceNetwork 30 bucks for one weekend's broadcast.

RUKen
01-24-2011, 06:54 PM
No live coverage of any SPs/SDs? ...I refuse to pay IceNetwork 30 bucks for one weekend's broadcast.

Ice Network is showing the entire event, except for what is being shown live on NBC television this weekend.

It is NBC/Universal that has curtailed its coverage.

AJ Skatefan
01-24-2011, 07:54 PM
As usual we on the west coast will get the shaft again from NBC. While they will show live all the final groups in the other 3 events the Ladies final groups will be taped delayed here. Screw you NBC.

And you're surprised? It's always been that way.

Cyn
01-24-2011, 11:23 PM
Ice Network is showing the entire event, except for what is being shown live on NBC television this weekend.

It is NBC/Universal that has curtailed its coverage.

I understand that. It's NBC/Universal Sports with who I am pissed.

As for IceNetwork, to me it is not financially worth spending $30 to watch skating online for just a couple of days/one competition.

In past years, the short programs (at least for Mens and Ladies) have always been shown, both on NBC and ABC. Why they decided to act as though they don't exist is ridiculous.

Would they show only the second half of the Superbowl or the chack the first four games of the World Series? Of course not. Hell, USA Network (owned by NBC) is airing every friggin' round of the Australian Open.

Interesting that the rep from Universal Sports who kept us abreast last season has conveniently disappeared :sekret: . An explanation and an apology would have been nice.

Frau Muller
01-25-2011, 03:36 PM
The very recent buy-out of NBC/UnivSports/other affiliates by Comcast must have brought about the changes. Too bad. We had a really great run of skating with UnivSports for a few years. I'm afraid that Comcast is more of a "for the masses" -- read that "profit" -- concern, so I would not be surprised if Olympic-type sports disappear from UnivSports in the coming days and we see NASCAR and wrestling in their place. Hope I'm wrong but the winds of profit are blowin' in. It's not just Keith Olberman that's gone.

aliceanne
01-25-2011, 06:33 PM
I suspect that USFSA is the one that limited the U.S. Nationals coverage on Universal Sports because they don't want them competing with Icenetwork.

I get emails from USFSA every other day promoting Icenetwork subscriptions. I also notice competition results on the USFSA homepage link to Icenetwork's webpage, so they probably have a financial deal with them.

Frau Muller
01-25-2011, 06:40 PM
I suspect that USFSA is the one that limited the U.S. Nationals coverage on Universal Sports because they don't want them competing with Icenetwork.

I get emails from USFSA every other day promoting Icenetwork subscriptions. I also notice competition results on the USFSA homepage link to Icenetwork's webpage, so they probably have a financial deal with them.

But limiting audiences to a little computer screen would knock-out a huge segment of the interested public. Not everybody owns a computer with internet access. Two different market groups - those who prefer skating on the big screen and those who don't mind hunching over a computer.

Why ignore the marketing group that prefers the TV experience, if they can't afford to be in Greensboro in person?

aliceanne
01-25-2011, 06:53 PM
But limiting audiences to a little computer screen would knock-out a huge segment of the interested public. Not everybody owns a computer with internet access. Two different market groups - those who prefer skating on the big screen and those who don't mind hunching over a computer.

Why ignore the marketing group that prefers the TV experience, if they can't afford to be in Greensboro in person?

I don't know for a fact, I'm just speculating. It doesn't make sense for Universal Sports not to cover it either. The purpose of the channel is to cover Olympic Sports and this is a premier Olympic sport. They are still showing GP Events repeatedly, so why wouldn't they want to cover this?

From what I understand Icenetwork covers skating at every level around the world (regionals, sectionals etc.). Maybe Icenetwork's survival is more important to USFSA than Universal Sports?

RD
01-25-2011, 06:54 PM
Ice Network's streaming schedule: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110108&content_id=16409714&vkey=ice_news

Of particular interest to many people:

This seems to be new. I'm glad IN will at least show us live the skaters that won't make it to TV instead of locking us out of it.

Still, the one thing that sucks about the Nationals coverage being on a broadcast network is dealing with the local stations breaking into coverage or pre-empting it completely.

RD
01-25-2011, 07:48 PM
In past years, the short programs (at least for Mens and Ladies) have always been shown, both on NBC and ABC. Why they decided to act as though they don't exist is ridiculous.

According to the schedule the SPs of Ladies and Mens WILL be shown. it's the Pairs SP and short dance that will not be on (and IIRC this was always the case)

SpeedySucks
01-25-2011, 11:11 PM
I suspect that USFSA is the one that limited the U.S. Nationals coverage on Universal Sports because they don't want them competing with Icenetwork.


My guess is that it's NBC's decision not to broadcast the SPs on Universal Sports. It's very expensive to broadcast all of the live coverage like they did last year. We get full coverage for Skate America because NBC has to produce the world feed, so it's not that expensive for them to show the coverage on Universal Sports. NBC will tape the SPs from the top 5-6 men and ladies, but it's too expensive to do any more than that.

John 3 17
01-26-2011, 12:26 AM
:(:(:(

-Bridget

caseyedwards
01-26-2011, 12:30 AM
I don't there will be a short program as good as Sasha Cohen's was last year. I watch that sometimes if I want to see really good skating. So if there was a really good skate I would miss not being able to watch it again. Unless it is on Youtube which I don't think is likely as american performances from 2010 are not there.