UniSports announces GP Series Coverage

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  1. John 3 17

    John 3 17 Well-Known Member

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    Something creepy today I noticed: the US re-broadcast of the HD NBC show from this afternoon, was on TAPE, not FILM. Made it look like 1970s archival footage or a Bud Greenspan "16 Days of Glory" documentary. The gymnastics repeats this week also are TAPE. (even though the original and initial repeats were FILM).

    I hate tape!

    -Bridget

    PS Did today's FD LIVE coverage go overtime? I decided to record the repeat instead because of the NBC afternoon coverage (I wouldn't be home to change discs and I record in SP), forgetting that something might've gotten chacked :confused: TIA.
     
  2. moebius

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    Nope
     
  3. HisWeirness

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    The broadcast of the short dance and Ladies SP from Cup of China has started on Universal Sports. Dance commentary by Tanith Belbin and Andrea Joyce. They just showed Hoffmann/Zavozin.

    ETA
    Short Dances shown:
    Hoffmann/Zavozin
    Ralph/Hill
    Bobrova/Soloviev
    Hubbells
    Faiella/Scali
    Pechalat/Bourzat

    Ladies SPs shown (Tara Lipinski commentary):
    Bingwa Geng
    Amanda Dobbs
    Joshi Helgesson
    Mirai Nagasu
    Alena Leonova
    Akiko Suzuki
    Miki Ando
     
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  4. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Ooh, I just turned it on and heard "Ten Minutes Ago" from R&H's Cinderella! I LOVE that song!! :cheer2:
     
  5. HSGP21

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    Do the videos on Universal Sports not work for anyone else right now?? I've never had problems before!
     
  6. John 3 17

    John 3 17 Well-Known Member

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    Ugh. Missed the broadcast earlier. I checked my Comcast listings and got "TBA" (as usual, :rolleyes: ), checked Heather W's schedule which is sadly out of date, and didn't bother to check NBC's because last week it was totally wrong on the times for NHK. That'll teach me to check just Universal Sports' website :duh:

    Since it wasn't live, I'm thinking that the broadcast didn't go overtime? And that the repeat will not be editted? I hope so, sure didn't mean to miss it :wuzrobbed:

    Looking forward to tonight's broadcast, won't miss that!

    -Bridget :)
     
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  8. southernskater

    southernskater New Member

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    I don't know if this has been answered already, but is Universal Sports going to broadcast US Nationals online too? And Four Contients, Euros, and Worlds? Even if they are paid subscriptions?
     
  9. HisWeirness

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    The online live coverage of US Nationals will be on icenetwork.com. Icenetwork has the exclusive online live rights to Skate America and US Nationals.

    Like in previous seasons, Universal Sports TV (primarily) and NBC should have live TV coverage of most of the senior events at US Nationals.

    Universal Sports.com has not made any announcements so far, but I think it is fair to assume at this point that they will provide online live coverage of 2011 Worlds for a subscription fee.

    Not sure if Universal Sports.com is going to provide online live subscription feeds for Euros or 4CCs. The only coverage of these two events that was provided last year was a few hours of taped coverage on Universal Sports TV.
     
  10. HisWeirness

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    Skate America Coverage

    Universal Sports and NBC Sports to Air 14 Hours of LIVE "Skate America" Coverage This Weekend
    Full TV and Online Schedule


    Universal Sports TV: LIVE TV coverage of all events except for Ladies FS
    NBC: LIVE coverage of Ladies FS plus other event highlights on Sunday 4-6pm ET
    icenetwork.com: LIVE online coverage of all events except for Ladies FS
    universalsports.com: NO online live coverage
     
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  11. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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    Scott Hamilton calling the action. whyyyyyyyyyy? whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?

    If they don't get Lipinski into that booth for the big events, they are fools.
     
  12. RD

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    My guess is that they may want to get her seasoned first by letting her cover the "smaller" events? I think it's a transitional period. I notice Tom Hammond and Sandra Bezic are notably absent...that shows that they are trying to prepare a new broadcast team, perhaps for if they cover the 2014 games.
     
  13. Frau Muller

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    NOOOOOOOO!!!!! :eek::eek::eek: Drinking Game time, folks! Take a swig every time Scott grunts. We'll be dead-drunk by midnight.

    Ah but here's the good news: NO SANDRA BEZIK!!! :respec:
     
  14. Fergus

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    Late night/early morn' broadcast (ET) + weekend = potentially booze-soaked PBP. :40beers:

    Methinks the Beaded Clutch Brigade will be out in full force Saturday at 10pmish (ET). :biggrinbo
     
  15. smileyskate

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    As a reminder Skate Am. is supposed to be on live tonight at 10 EST. Men's & Pair's short programs.
     
  16. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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    Well, UniSports.com was going along swimmingly, then I found I couldn’t find video feeds without the damn billboard ad anymore. I did fire off a firm email to them complaining that paying subscribers shouldn’t be subject to ads that take of a third of the screen. :mitchell: Anybody else notice this? Any solutions?
     
  17. HisWeirness

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    I got the billboard add during the gymnastics worlds. Sometimes it was there and sometimes it was not. It's annoying, esp. when you are a paid subscriber. :duh:

    No idea on how to get rid of it. :(
     
  18. maclou

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    Yeah I get it too! At first it wasn't there all the time so I'd keep refreshing until I didn't get it but now it's there ALL the time! I should send them an e-mail too. If I pay for this I shouldn't have to see a huge ad all the time. :mad:
     
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  19. southernskater

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    I agree!! I can't even make it a full screen because of the ads. Its just a tad bit bigger and it does not make me want to buy asiacs shoes!!
     
  20. smileyskate

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    The Free Dance is on now "Presented without commentary". Perhaps in response to posters here who want that. It would be neat just as a change of pace, however you can hear soft commentary in the background....almost sounds mumbled, so hopefully they will either fully mute the commentary or just leave it in.
     
  21. RD

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    Hmm...perhaps they attempted to dub it out..?
     
  22. DORISPULASKI

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    I think it was the IN commentary? It was definitely in English.
     
  23. HisWeirness

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    I watched part of the FD live Sunday on Universal Sports TV and there was no commentary and the message came up on the screen saying that the FD was being presented without commentary.
     
  24. Reuven

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    That's what I did. A firm polite email explaining that those who pay should not have to see the billboards. The more people complain, the better they will get the message. Polite but firm, though. Honey catches more flies than vinegar.
     
  25. Frau Muller

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    That was FANTASTIC, by the way. I wish they would do that more often. It really gave me the closest feeling of "being there" in the arena, watching a complete competition with only my thoughts, the music and the applause for accompaniment. Now that's "cracklin' good TV"!
     
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  27. deltask8er

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    My DVR guide reads that most of the competition takes place in Beijing. The last two competitions, according to the screen, take place in Tokyo :lol: . You're jumping ahead of the ISU schedule! ;)