Olympic Channel HD repeats of 2019 G-P Events

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The link is here: https://www.teamusa.org/Olympic-Channel-Broadcast-Schedule
As last year, the OC schedule shows skating mixed with every other sport under the sun. Magnifying glasses recommended to read this! They truly don't want us watching on traditional TV, do they?
Thanks to Herr Muller's eagle eye, as he is tasked with “recording”. :)

Nutshell edition (all of these beginning at 8pm Eastern. Each discipline runs for a different length of time. )

SKATE AMERICA:
Oct 21 (tonight) - Pairs as above...they all start at 8pm
Oct 22 - Men
Oct 23 - Dance
Oct 24 - Ladies

SKATE CANADA:
Oct 28 - Dance
Oct 29 - Ladies
Oct 30 - Pairs
Oct 31 - Men

GP FRANCE:
Nov 4 - Men
Nov 5 - Dance
Nov 6 - Ladies
Nov 7 - Pairs

The other three GPs + the Finals will be added later.

So far, only the Skate America programs on OC appear on Heather W's TV schedule, which notes only the NBC or NBCSN showings of the G-Ps Canada and France:
http://heatherw.com/mk/sch.htm
 
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Herr M reports that last night’s SkAm Pairs event went splendidly - all programs shown for both segments. Not so sure that this can be done for all four disciplines, although Dance & Singles are allotted more time on their nights.

Tanith played the “Terry Ganon” role, while Tara & Johnny provided details. Herr M said that they were “tolerable”!
 

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The schedule has been updated to include Cup of China, with first airings the week of 11/11-14, following the typical formula of one discipline per night, all SPs/RDs followed by all or most LPs. Repeating the link: https://www.teamusa.org/Olympic-Channel-Broadcast-Schedule

Cup of China from Chongqing (all times Eastern USA)
Monday, 11/11 - Dance - 8-11pm
Tues., 11/12 - Ladies - 8 - 11pm
Wed., 11/13 - Men - 8-11pm
Thurs, 11/14 - Pairs - 8-10:30pm

The above-linked list also shows multiple re-airings of various GP events, usually the finals per discipline. In most cases, the SPs air only on the premiere dates...only chance to tape/DVR, if you're going that route!

I'm sure that Rostelecom Cup, NHK Trophy and the G-P Final in Torino will follow the same pattern but it's always good to check this link or the online TV schedule.

Skate Canada has been going on all this week; Pairs are at 8PM tonight; Men's tomorrow (again, 8PM). Enjoy!!!
 

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The predecessor channel, Universal Sports, was on our Basic Comcast cable for a long time. It’s now on “Basic Premium”...one level above the cheapest option. I guess it’s different in different markets.
 

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The OC schedule now shows NHK Trophy programs. All action begins at 8pm Eastern, as usual.

NHK 2019

Mon, Nov 25 - Dance
Tues - Pairs
Wed - Ladies
Th - Men (Pooh Day!)
 

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This week, for Rostelecom, the commentators for the singles SPs (& Dance & Pairs?) are Charlie White and Andrea Joyce. Last week, for all of the OC shows from Cup of China, it was Tanith with Ben Agosto - excellent great team of commentators! Earlier (France & Canada), it was Tanith w/ Ashley Wagner and her sing-song voice. Ashley’s vocal delivery was getting worse by the gig...glad that she was replaced, although her knowledge and insights were good.
 
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Ashley Wagner (who was in Spain for the past 2 weeks rehearsing/performing in Javier Fernandez's ROI tour) mentioned in her Instagram stories that she taped NHK Trophy live commentary for the Olympic Channel from midnight to 7 a.m. in the Stamford, CT studio yesterday and will be doing the same overnight.
 

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I find Ashley's voice distracting as well. Sometimes, it verges on an SNL skit rather than commentary. IMO, she's slightly better than Tara.
 

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I find Ashley's voice distracting as well. Sometimes, it verges on an SNL skit rather than commentary. IMO, she's slightly better than Tara.
The content is 100x better than Tara, and she talks less. I’m going to give her a pass on her vocal quirks and hope she’s getting help/advice from Tanith.
 

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The content is 100x better than Tara, and she talks less. I’m going to give her a pass on her vocal quirks and hope she’s getting help/advice from Tanith.
Ashley’s voice is far worse than a “quirk.” The woman goes through two octaves in one sentence...usually from high to low note. A vocal slide.
 

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Yes, pairs are Monday night 8-10 EST and dance is Wed night same time. Tanith and Charlie will be on the call.
I watched & recorded both shows. Shout-out to Tanith and Charlie for their superb commentating on both shows - the perfect blend of serious insight and fun (joie de vivre)...happy tone when appropriate without the infantile inflections of “the kids.”
 

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