Figure Skating on TV in the USA (2012-13 Season)

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  1. Visaliakid

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  3. MacMadame

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    For those who want to hook their internet stream up to the tv, this web site helps a lot:

    http://hookpctotv.com

    I was able to watch the Ironman World Championships on my HD TV by using this website.
     
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  4. HisWeirness

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    Today's updates:

    SKATE CANADA

    Universal Sports Network

    all times Eastern
    Saturday, October 27
    4:00pm - 6:00pm - Pairs and Dance Finals
    7:30pm - 9:00pm - Men's Free Skate LIVE

    Plus repeats of the two programs above and what appears to be repeats of the NBC broadcast.

    Info found on tvguide.com.
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    ROSTELECOM CUP (CUP OF RUSSIA)

    NBC

    SUNDAY, November 11
    4 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET
    ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING (taped)
    Commentators: Terry Gannon, Peter Carruthers, Tara Lipinski
    Site: Moscow, Russia
    Source
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    From icenetwork.com TV schedule

    (all times Eastern)

    Oct. 21, 2012: 2012 Hilton HHonors Skate America NBC 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    Oct. 21, 2012: 2012 Hilton HHonors Skate America Universal Sports (NBC replay) 8:00-10:00 p.m.
    Oct. 28, 2012: 2012 Skate Canada NBC 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Nov. 11, 2012: 2012 Rostelecom Cup NBC 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    Nov. 18, 2012: 2012 Trophee Eric Bompard NBC 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Nov. 25, 2012: 2012 NHK Trophy NBC 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    Dec. 9, 2012: 2012 Grand Prix Final NBC 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    Jan. 26, 2013: 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships NBC 3:00-6:00 p.m.
    Jan. 26, 2013: 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships NBC 9:00-11:00 p.m.
    Jan. 27, 2013: 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships NBC 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    Feb. 2, 2013: Skating Spectacular NBC 1:00-3:00 p.m.
     
  5. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Happy Russian Hunger Games!

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    Skate America/Grand Prix coverage press release from NBC Sports

    Click on the link for more info.

    [HR][/HR]From this press release, here is the joint NBC and Universal Sports TV broadcast schedule for the Grand Prix

    schedule subject to change, ALL TIMES ET

    NOTE - THE TABLE BELOW SUPERSEDES ANY INFORMATION POSTED PREVIOUSLY UPTHREAD!

    [TABLE="class: grid, width: 500, align: left"]
    [TR]
    [TD]Date[/TD]
    [TD]Time (ET)[/TD]
    [TD]Competition[/TD]
    [TD]Event[/TD]
    [TD]Network[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Sun., Oct. 21[/TD]
    [TD]4 p.m. - 6 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Skate America[/TD]
    [TD]Ladies & Mens' Free[/TD]
    [TD]NBC[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]8 p.m. - 10 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Skate America[/TD]
    [TD]Ladies & Mens' Free - Re-air[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Sat., Oct. 27[/TD]
    [TD]4 p.m. - 6 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Skate Canada[/TD]
    [TD]Pairs & Dance Free[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Skate Canada[/TD]
    [TD]Men's Free Skate[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Sun., Oct. 28[/TD]
    [TD]2 p.m. - 4 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Skate Canada[/TD]
    [TD]Ladies & Mens' Free[/TD]
    [TD]NBC[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]7 p.m. - 9 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Skate Canada[/TD]
    [TD]Ladies & Mens' Free - Re-air[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Sat., Nov. 3[/TD]
    [TD]6 p.m. - 8 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Cup of China[/TD]
    [TD]Ladies & Mens' Free[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]9 p.m. - 11 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Cup of China[/TD]
    [TD]Men's & Pairs' Free[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Sat., Nov. 10[/TD]
    [TD]4 p.m. - 6 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Rostelecom
    Cup[/TD]
    [TD]Men's & Pairs' Free[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]7 p.m. - 8 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Rostelecom
    Cup[/TD]
    [TD]Free Dance[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Sun., Nov. 11[/TD]
    [TD]4 p.m. - 6 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Rostelecom
    Cup
    [/TD]
    [TD]Ladies & Mens' Free[/TD]
    [TD]NBC[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]6 p.m. - 8 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Rostelecom
    Cup
    [/TD]
    [TD]Ladies & Mens' Free - Re-air[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Sat., Nov. 17[/TD]
    [TD]4 p.m. - 6 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Trophee
    Eric Bompard[/TD]
    [TD]Men's & Pairs' Free Skate[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]7 p.m. - 8 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Trophee
    Eric Bompard[/TD]
    [TD]Free Dance[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Sun., Nov. 18[/TD]
    [TD]2 p.m. - 4 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Trophee
    Eric Bompard
    [/TD]
    [TD]Ladies & Mens' Free[/TD]
    [TD]NBC[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]6 p.m. - 8 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]Trophee
    Eric Bompard
    [/TD]
    [TD]Ladies & Mens' Free - Re-air[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Sat., Nov. 24[/TD]
    [TD]4 p.m. - 5 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]NHK Trophy[/TD]
    [TD]Free Dance[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]8 p.m. - 9 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]NHK Trophy[/TD]
    [TD]Men's Free[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Sun., Nov. 25[/TD]
    [TD]2 p.m. - 4 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]NHK Trophy[/TD]
    [TD]Ladies & Mens' Free[/TD]
    [TD]NBC[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]4 p.m. - 5 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]NHK Trophy[/TD]
    [TD]Pairs Free[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]7 p.m. - 9 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]NHK Trophy[/TD]
    [TD]Ladies & Mens' Free - Re-air[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Sat., Dec. 8[/TD]
    [TD]5 p.m. - 6 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]GP Final[/TD]
    [TD]Free Dance[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]8 p.m. - 10 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]GP Final[/TD]
    [TD]Men's & Pairs' Free[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Sun., Dec. 9[/TD]
    [TD]1 p.m. - 3 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]GP Final[/TD]
    [TD]Ladies & Mens' Free[/TD]
    [TD]NBC[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]4 p.m. - 6 p.m.[/TD]
    [TD]GP Final[/TD]
    [TD]Ladies & Mens' Free - Re-air[/TD]
    [TD]Universal Sports[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
     
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  6. harekrishna43

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    Mike "Doc" Emrick talks non stop when doing NHL play by play - if he does the same with figure skating, it will drive us crazy.

    It's as if no one is watching the game on TV but listening on radio instead. I'm not hopeful about this new addition to the broadcast team.
     
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  7. A.H.Black

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    Thanks for the schedule. I'm glad to know Universal will be broadcasting some of the Grand Prix. I was beginning to be afraid we would only get streaming.
     
  8. AJ Skatefan

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    I think Terry Gannon is busy with the WNBA playoffs. I just watched the second game and he was commentating. So, no Terry for Skate America.
     
  9. HisWeirness

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    ^Thanks. It makes sense then that Terry would not be free if he is commentating on basketball. :)
     
  10. skatesindreams

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    I'll miss Terry; but, I do understand why he's busy.
     
  11. A.H.Black

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    I liked Mike Emrick - quite a lot. He didn't talk too much. He was silent during the actual skating. He gave the information crisply and threw it to Sandra and Scott - who talked too much for my taste. He didn't pretend a knowledge of skating he didn't have. He didn't ask stupid and condescending questions. He didn't try to be provacative (a la Tom Hammond). He didn't pretend to love the sport - at the same time he was showed respect. He did include 2 quick and forgivable (fun) references to hockey. All in all I thought he did a good, professional job.
     
  12. harekrishna43

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    Glad to hear Mike did a good job - haven't gotten around to watching the full broadcast yet that I recorded on Sunday but now I will look forward to it with more enthusiasm.

    Also happy to see that NBC will be airing most of the Grand Prix in some form. It was really nice to see skating on a big screen for a change.
     
  13. Sylvia

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    REMINDER:
    Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012: 2012 Skate Canada NBC 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Men/Ladies FS)
     
  14. CzakoFan

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    Mike "Doc" Emrick was already one of my favorite sports announcers of all-time because of his hockey work. His impressive performance at Skate America didn't surprise me at all. He's just a really nice person who works well with other people. Even when I was growing up a die-hard New York Rangers fan and Emrick was announcing games for the hated Philadelphia Flyers, I still liked him. Great knowledge. Quirky and fun sense of humor. Unselfish. I wish there were more "Doc" Emricks in sports announcing - and in hard-news journalism, as well.
     
  15. HisWeirness

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    No Cup of China coverage on NBC.
    [HR][/HR]
    Universal Sports TV - All Times Eastern
    Sat., Nov. 3
    6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Cup of China, Ladies & Mens’ Free
    9 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Cup of China, Men’s & Pairs’ Free
     
  16. acraven

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    Thanks to a tip from the SkateFans list, I've found six NHK Trophy broadcasts on TVJPN, a Japanese-language channel that's available to some Dish Network and cable TV subscribers at the moment. This is an extra-charge channel running a free trial scheduled to end on November 15. That's 7-10 days too early for us, but you never know -- some providers may forget to turn off the free trial! You can click on the map here to see which cable systems are currently offering TVJPN: http://www.tvjapan.net/en/watching/cabletv.php

    Link to the November schedule (downloadable .pdf) on the TVJPN website: http://www.tvjapan.net/en/img_pdf/11-2012eng.pdf

    Zap2it.com displays similar but not identical listings under the title "2012 Intl Figure Skating Competition NHK Trophy Special". Other data sources might use a different title.

    Times are EST (3 hours earlier PST)

    Thu 11/22
    8:00PM-8:45PM (No content info available. Perhaps Ladies SP??)

    Fri 11/23
    4:30PM-5:25PM (Men's SP)
    and
    7:30PM-8:45PM (Ladies FS)

    Sat 11/24
    4:15PM-5:15PM (Men's FS)
    and
    7:15PM-8:35PM (Ladies FS; Zap2it has 7:00 PM-8:35 PM instead)

    Sun 11/25
    4:15PM-5:05PM (Exhibition)
     
  17. manhn

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    Before reading this post, I ordered TV Japan earlier today, like I have done for the past several years. I would imagine the Thursday broadcast will be ladies short. TV Japan pretty much ignores pairs and dance entirely--they may show the gold medalists' gala performances if they're generous. Also, the news shows often show reports and interviews of the Japanese skaters.
     
  18. Sylvia

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    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
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  20. Rex

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    I'm watching Holiday Festival on Ice right now on The Comcast Network. Mainly Canadian skaters. Shawn and Jeffrey!
     
  21. Lacey

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    Is there a thread for NBC NHK coverage, right now, 2pm?
     
  22. Rex

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    ^^^ Look for the NHK Men's FP thread.


    That special did NOT have Shawn Sawyer or Jeff Buttle!!! The Comcast guide said it did!!! I didn't recognize any of these skaters, except for the hosts, Nancy Kerrigan and Michael Weiss.
     
  23. Skate Talker

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    That sounds more like Kaleidoscope on Ice except you would have at least known some of the skaters there so I guess that wasn't it either. Checked my listing for the next 2 weeks and HFOI doesn't show up yet.
     
  24. Sylvia

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