Unisports: 2010 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, NHK Trophy

Discussion in 'TV ALERTS' started by cphillips, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. cphillips

    cphillips New Member

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    Universal Sports will air weekend coverage of the NHK Trophy, the first event in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, direct from Japan. Universal Sports’ commentary team consists of NBC Olympic commentator Andrea Joyce on play-by-play, Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski as the ladies’ analyst, Olympic silver medalist Peter Carruthers as the men’s analyst and Olympic silver medalist Tanith Belbin as the ice dance analyst. NBC will air their coverage of the NHK Trophy on October 30 from 4-6pm ET. UniversalSports.com and Icenetwork.com will combine to deliver an unprecedented depth of online video coverage of the entire 2010 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, with 90+ hours of LIVE streaming -- every session of every event -- plus on-demand replays, highlights, interviews and analysis. For more information check out: http://www.universalsports.com/figure-skating/index.html

    Fri., October 22: Pairs Short & Short Dance – 6-7:30 PM; Ladies Short – 10:30-11:30 PM
    Sat., October 23: Pairs Free – 3- 4:00 PM; Men’s Short Program & Free Dance – 5-7:00 PM
    Sun., October 24: Men’s Free – 6-7:00 PM

    Highlighted athletes competing include: Daisuke Takahashi (JPN), 2010 men's world champion; Mao Asada (JPN), 2010 women's world champion; Rachael Flatt (USA), U.S. women’s champion and Olympian; Jeremy Abbott (USA), U.S. men’s champion and Olympian; Pang Qing/ Tong Jian (CHN), 2010 pairs' world champions; and Meryl Davis/Charlie White (USA), 2010 Olympic silver medalists.
  2. shuilee

    shuilee New Member

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    Why isn't there coverage of Ladies long??
  3. moebius

    moebius Well-Known Member

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    I think NBC will air that next Sunday-10/31
  4. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    Now that the Ladies finals have taken place and most of us have seen the results on YouTube or elsewhere, one has to LAUGH at NBC. Why the long wait for what essentially will be a sleeper of a show? THREE fantastic finals (Men, Dance Pairs) shown soon after the live event on UnivSports TV, yet all of the secrecy for what turned out to be the 'zzzz event' of NHK.
  5. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    They should broadcast the men. The free skate was a fantastic event. 4 quads! :cheer2:
  6. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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    Hey cphillips, thanks for posting schedules.

    Please tell the website powers-that-be to add a time schedule for subscription broadcasts. I bought the GP Series and couldn't find any info about when the next NHK event would be live...except to see "Available soon" on a crawler, or "Available at 8pm" on the crawler. How am I supposed to plan ahead so I can watch what I paid for in real time? :mad:
  7. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    :lol: Yeah, but the networks always think that Americans care only about the women and the American women in particular. And, of course, they'll talk about how great Rachael is and will be able to go on and on about what happened to Mao.

    But, it's a shame so many people are going to miss what probably will turn out to have been one of the best men's competitions this season.
  8. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Yay, new board!

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    LadyNit, I'm not sure if this helps but Universal Sports has posted a "viewers guide" listing the live web stream times as well as the TV schedule for each GP event:

    For example, here's NHK:
    http://www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=496718.html

    GP Series Viewers Guide

    The Universal Sports live web streaming start time should be identical to the icenetwork start times.

    After watching gym worlds this weekend, I agree that the Universal Sports online streaming video portal could do a better job of making the schedules easier to view.
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  9. RD

    RD Well-Known Member

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    I think some people here are forgetting about the people at large, who probably make up a majority of the TV audience anyway. The die-hards would have already seen it, of course, but the casual fans may not.

    Plus, only NHK and SC are being shown a week later. Since China is being skipped, starting with SA the coverage will switch to LIVE/same weekend, like it was last year.
  10. RD

    RD Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't NBC usually dedicate the first hour of coverage to the Men's FS and the second to the Ladies' FS?
  11. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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    Thank you SO MUCH, HisWeirness! xoxoxoxoxo

    THIS is perfect. But I remain disturbed that I couldn't find it on my own. C'mon UniSports web team...make this critical piece of information easy to find. We need it.