Discussion in 'TV ALERTS' started by mollymgr, Oct 6, 2013.
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They're actually showing Cup of China this year, NBC has always skipped that one.
And they're showing Euros!!!!!!!!!
They aren't showing Pairs at Nationals? (I'm guessing they are just combined with something else.)
Pairs FS is combined with FD again this year:
This is pretty darn great, compared to recent years.
Well, hurray for Olympic seasons! They must be trying to build anticipation, or try to make sure viewers actually have some idea of who they might see in Sochi, or something.
Whaaaaaaaaaaat!???? Brian doesn't have a show this year???? Foey! Can somebody tell me if he usually carried by a network OTHER than NBC, I don't pay much attention to these things? Thanks.
I thought that Brian retired from pro skating...
Oh, I guess I missed something. Sorry. Thanks!
Then again, so did Scotty, but he still does the Kristi Y & Friends show every year as an MC. Or is that show now gone too?
There are 4 Disson shows being televised by NBC this season -- see: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...-3-(PA)-amp-9-(FL)-and-Dec-11-(NJ)-amp-14-(NY)
Brian Boitano did not have a Disson show last year either. Boitano performed in the Michael Weiss Foundation show just last month - a fancam video of his "Bring Him Home" is posted in GSD here: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...in-Laurel-MD&p=3997915&viewfull=1#post3997915
Well, I'm totally glad. Definitely going to find a VHS tape I can record over so I can make some videos.
After looking at Heather's TV schedule again, I believe I'll have to find more than one VHS tape I can record over. It's going to be like at least 5 or 6 VHS tapes. I believe I can tape over some old movies that I have on DVDs now. Totally excited about Euros being on TV again!!
NBC TV schedule in 2014 (all times Eastern; check your local listings)
Sun. Jan. 5
1-3 Disson's Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular
Sat. Jan. 11
3-6 LIVE U.S. Nationals (Pairs FS/Free Dance)
8-11 LIVE U.S. Nationals (Ladies FS)
Sun. Jan. 12
3-5 LIVE U.S. Nationals (Men's FS)
Sat. Jan. 18
4-6 U.S. Nationals (taped exhibitions)
Sun. Jan. 19
Sat. Feb. 1
4:30-6 Four Continents
2:30-4:30 Disson's Tribute to American Legends of the Ice
NBC's primetime TV broadcast of the Olympics kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 6 (includes taped highlights of Team Event); Opening Ceremony is on Feb. 7.
It was announced today that the NBCSportsNetwork cable TV channel (NBCSN) will be broadcasting all the figure skating live in the U.S., starting on February 8 -- press release: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2013/12/17/nbcsn-to-present-230-hours-of-sochi-olympics-coverage/
See also the news thread that was moved from GSD to the Olympics forum in Kiss and Cry: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...Olympic-figure-skating-starting-on-Feb-8-2014
Sun. Apr. 13
3-6 Worlds (taped highlights)
Well, we don't get Terry on NBC for Nationals competition events, but at least we get him for the Exhibition!
Well....grump, grump. It won't be live here on the left coast. Never is. Even SLC was tape delayed! Sadness
Go figure, the year there's a decent schedule I have to miss it all for my residency. Will have to sweet talk a relative into recording it for me.
Will NBC or Universal show any of the Nationals SP? In particular, I want to see Ladies SP and Men SP on Universal - I finally got that channel on cable.
I'm not sure, but I don't think so. The SP (Mens and Ladies) will be shown on IN, however. Here's a link to their schedule for Nationals:
Well, I have some good news and some bad news regarding IN. I called and talked to a rep. He said that what was listed was the actual schedule of all the events. The rep also said that none of the events would be shown live, but there would be videos on IN later including the Ladies SP and Mens SP.
I'm just hoping the rep knew what he was talking about!
The good news is he didn't. That schedule is the original one the LOC posted on their website about a year ago. It has changed since then but they haven't updated the times (I hope at least their tech crew on-site knows when/where they're supposed to be ). And considering that they've been promoting the live coverage as part of their subscription, I would say yes, the events will be shown live, except for the groups shown live on NBC on Sat and Sun - those are usually posted the Tues or Wed after.
I don't know about Universal, but NBC usually shows some of the men's and ladies' SPs during breaks/holds in its live coverage. Based on past years, I think we will see some of the ladies on Sat aftn or evening (before they show the FS) and some of the men either Sat evening or Sun aftn before they go to the live comp. It's possible they may even show 1 or 2 of the pairs/dance SP/SD during Sat aftn, depending on how the events flow.
Debbie, I sure hope you're right about this. The rep checked the blackout list, and then said that it wasn't listed. He said that meant that none of the U.S. Nationals would be shown live on IN. After that, he said that they would add videos of the Ladies and Mens SPs., etc. later on after the events were shown on NBC. I even asked him to check again because I wanted to be sure that at least the videos would be added since we wouldn't see anything live on IN. He told me once more that the videos would definitely be added.
In the past IN has always shown the parts that were not shown on NBC live. The parts that are shown on NBC are not shown live. That includes novice and junior, and early groups of the seniors. I thought it would be that same way this year.
Thanks, AJ Skatefan. I'm still worried about the parts that IN will show. I found that blackout list, and it shows what's available in the United States and US territories only. The 2014 US Championships isn't listed, and that's what the rep was trying to explain to me.
The 2014 US National Championships is listed on the season pass, however. I definitely believe they haven't updated other portions of the website which makes it totally confusing, and that's awful! They should have updated it a long time ago.
The US Championships are listed here:
I really think that it'll be shown live except for the parts shown on NBC. That's how it's been in the past few years.
Just saw that, too! I just don't understand why they can't do something as simple as updating that website!
I thought U.S. Nationals can be viewed by subscribers outside the U.S.? That's why it's not listed among the blackout events.
I assume that the IN staff will be updating the Nationals event schedule for live viewing soon.
I hope so, Sylvia. I guess that the rep I talked to got confused when he saw the blackout list. He really thought it meant that Nationals wouldn't be shown at all on IN. What you just posted makes way more sense.
Just a heads up that there will be two different commentating teams during the Olympics. Johnny/Tara and Scott/Sandra-- depending on where and when you watch.
NBC to Use Separate Broadcast Teams For Live, Taped, Skating
NBC Sports will use two different broadcast teams for live and taped Olympic figure skating coverage. Calling the live action on NBC Sports Network will be Terry Gannon with newcomers Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski. For the tape delayed coverage on NBC, Tom Hammond will call the action alongside analysts Scott Hamilton, Sandra Bezic and Tracy Wilson. (NBC Sports Group Press Box)
The European championships will be on NBC today commentated by Johnny and Tara
Europeans coverage starts at 3pm CST ie, after snowboard ing.
Heather W. has updated her TV schedule. It has detailed schedule listings of the team event, ladies, men, pairs and dance on both NBC and NBCSN.
Thanks Angie for posting the link. I have not visited this site since the Kween's era.
I printed the schedule and will keep it handy, don't want to miss anything.
Thank you Heather!
I'm afraid I haven't visited in a while, either, kittyjake5. I printed it out, too, so I could keep up with it.
Might as well add this here.
DirecTV has now added USA, NBC Sports, and CNBC to their DirecTV Everywhere lineup. You will be able to watch those channels online at DirecTV if you have an account with them. You can also go to MSNBC and NBC Olympics websites and sign in using your DirecTV e-mail address and password to watch there. Scroll to the bottom, and you'll find the MSNBC and NBC Olympic.com links.
I just peeked ahead on my upcoming tv schedule for the Olympics on Thursday and Friday of this week (2/6 & 2/7) and saw no Olympic skating coverage in sight on the NBC Sports Network Channel. It appears the Team Competition is not going to be covered live on NBCSN. Bummer!
We'll be dependent on our friends in far places for coverage. as we so often are!
I just checked on Heather's TV schedule for Feb. 6th. Some of the Team Event will be on NBC, but you're right I believe. I don't think it's live. Refer to her schedule:
Here is what's live on NBCSN
Saturday, Feb. 8th - LIVE 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. (eastern) - (Team Event: Short Dance) - NBCSN
Saturday, Feb. 8th - LIVE 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (eastern) - (Team Event: Ladies Short and Pairs Long) - NBCSN
Sunday, Feb. 9th - LIVE 10 a.m. - 1 p.m - (Team Event: Gold Medal Final) - NBCSN
Thanks for sharing the NBCSN info!!!
I can't believe that for the first time ever i will see figure skating live at the Olympics on TV. I never even saw any skating live in Vancouver even though i'm only about 6.5 hours away from Vancouver and am on the same time zone.
Just an FYI, but NBC Sports updated their Live Extra smartphone/tablet app today. There is now a special section for Sochi live coverage, highlights, and full-event replays. Live coverage and full event replays will require a pay cable TV login.
The first live FS event I am seeing right now on the app is 2/8 (team event). I haven't checked the NBC Olympics website yet.
Still no (legit) live coverage option for 2/6 (first day of team event)?
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