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shsocu
02-16-2011, 02:58 AM
We should all send them emails. I already did :mad: and I don't have much hope that they will answer but if they will I'll post it here.

I sent them one as well. Shockingly, :rolleyes: no response yet.

Lara
02-16-2011, 03:01 AM
I hate that Universal Sports has the rights when it comes to Euros, 4CC and Jr. Worlds. :mad: We got them all streamed in their entirety (albeit on demand iirc) on IceNetwork two seasons ago. I don't see why US can't at least post online if it doesn't give airtime.

And boo to whoever was greedy enough to prevent the Canadian stream. :mad: This sucks. :(

Jenna
02-16-2011, 03:12 AM
It does suck that we don't get any coverage, but it's not like I could watch the overwhelming majority of it anyway. All of the events are either in the middle of the night or while I'm at work.

Visaliakid
02-16-2011, 03:17 AM
Universal Sports has been asked via Twitter, and Facebook for an explaination as to why they are not covering the event when they have the rights to do so. Total Silence! I can only assume they have no reasonable response. If they did they would not be hiding under their collective desks.

In the future U.S. Figure Skating should seek for the ISU to alter broadcast/webcast rights to require all contracted ISU events be shown by the rights holder or they don't even get to bid for said rights.

Can you tell this is one Pissed Skating Fan?

shsocu
02-16-2011, 03:39 AM
wrong thread

HisWeirness
02-16-2011, 03:40 AM
In the future U.S. Figure Skating should seek for the ISU to alter broadcast/webcast rights to require all contracted ISU events be shown by the rights holder or they don't even get to bid for said rights.
I am right with you on this.

I am very disappointed in Universal Sports/NBC and their handling of ISU Championships that are not Senior Worlds. :angryfire



I dream of a world that one day there will be a channel dedicated only to figure skating and accessible to all.
I have the same dream. :) If I had the :bribe: I would do this.

John 3 17
02-16-2011, 04:12 AM
It does suck that we don't get any coverage, but it's not like I could watch the overwhelming majority of it anyway. All of the events are either in the middle of the night or while I'm at work.

UniSports does mucho repeats...

-Bridget

John 3 17
02-16-2011, 04:13 AM
Universal Sports has been asked via Twitter, and Facebook for an explaination as to why they are not covering the event when they have the rights to do so. Total Silence! I can only assume they have no reasonable response. If they did they would not be hiding under their collective desks.

In the future U.S. Figure Skating should seek for the ISU to alter broadcast/webcast rights to require all contracted ISU events be shown by the rights holder or they don't even get to bid for said rights.

Can you tell this is one Pissed Skating Fan?

So NBC/Uni *bid* on it so noone else could have it, only to do nothing with it?? GRRRrrrrrr :mad:

-Bridget

HisWeirness
02-16-2011, 04:38 AM
A response!

@universalsports (http://twitter.com/#!/universalsports/status/37701377304174592)

We are currently in discussions to stream the #4CC. Should have a definite yes/no answer tomorrow. We will keep you posted

Lara
02-16-2011, 04:54 AM
Ooh, here's hoping then. Fingers crossed they don't run into the same roadblock ($$$ I assume) that Skatebuzz did.

lucca
02-16-2011, 05:05 AM
A response!

@universalsports (http://twitter.com/#!/universalsports/status/37701377304174592)

Pleeeease do it!

caseyedwards
02-16-2011, 05:09 AM
I don't even know why they are being so stingy with it! For TV reasons do they not want to pay commentators? I forget which GP but they aired one live without commentary for an hour. Skate America?

Japanfan
02-16-2011, 05:43 AM
:mad::( Obviously skatebuzz gave it their all... I wonder what was the fly in the ointment ?..( someone's greed seems probable )


How do we know that they gave it there all? And when you say greed, do you mean the cost of the stream?

This is a major competition and to have no Canadian coverage on TV, let alone live stream, is unacceptable. Of course I have to accept it, but am not doing so happily. :(



CBC is giving a token amount of time to ice dance .:mad: Annoying enough..but I really don't know why they couldn't have at least given a similar token to the other disciplines as well. Gr-r-r-r. I feel a complaint coming on.

I was thinking of complaining as well. :(

Skate Talker
02-16-2011, 06:07 AM
Sigh. I think complaining to the CBC is not the right move. Cranky fans are more likely to make them wash their hands of the whole thing. I wish we could see more but I am glad that at least we get something.

I now have the luxury of being able to watch competitions in the middle of the night if I want without worrying about work the next day so I really would like the chance to see them. Unfortunately it just isn't going to happen.

Too bad SkateBuzz won't stream it because, even for those who cannot watch live they were immediately archiving the stream for on demand viewing at your convenience.

Pratfall
02-16-2011, 06:57 AM
:eek: Hope springs anew...maybe even in Canada, since skatebuzz has piggybacked from Univeral Sports' feed in the past...