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NHL Loses Key Decision in TV Rights Lawsuit - Upd 11/14/14

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I'm in Somerdale outside Cherry Hill and have Comcast.  Somerdale is actually southeast of Philly, certainly not closer to NY! And I would definitely pay for MSG and whatever other plus or 2 channels they have to get the Devs in HD if it were available down here.

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If I were Harris and co. I'd definitely be rooting (quietly) for the NHL to lose this case. The Devils are vying for fans in a state smack dab in the middle of two major media centers each with an established team owned by a major local cable company. It is in the Devils' best interests for their games to be made available across the whole state of New Jersey (and beyond, but at the very least their whole home state--that should have been something McMullen got assurances of when he paid those territorial rights fees). Even though many south of the Mason-Dixon won't convert due to geographical proximity to Philly, the few that might want to should be able to access the games.

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I'm in Somerdale outside Cherry Hill and have Comcast. Somerdale is actually southeast of Philly, certainly not closer to NY! And I would definitely pay for MSG and whatever other plus or 2 channels they have to get the Devs in HD if it were available down here.

I'm in Cherry Hill. Just incase you didn't know, if you get Direct TV, you will get Devils game. It has all the MSG channels. And in HD.

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NHL's Gamecenter blackout policy is a joke.  They're way too restrictive, and games on the NHL network get blacked out even though they use Regional broadcasts on any NHL Network game.  This causes too many games to be blacked out.  I can't watch Flyers games on GC because I'm considered in the Philly market for whatever reason.  I'm in Sussex County.

 

Absolutely agreed.  It's a ridiculous policy.

 

I don't even get it - if I'm going to be streaming the MSG broadcast, I'm going to be watching the network's ads anyway. 

What the hell does it matter whether I watch the ads on TV broadcast or via a stream?

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I'm in Cherry Hill. Just incase you didn't know, if you get Direct TV, you will get Devils game. It has all the MSG channels. And in HD.

 

I have Comcast for the internet service, so I'm kind of tied to it. I work on Wall St. and need the reliability in order to work from home

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I have Comcast for the internet service, so I'm kind of tied to it. I work on Wall St. and need the reliability in order to work from home

I have Comcast internet too, and Direct TV also. So it's an option if you want it.

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Wow didn't realize we have so many other Hunterdon County (I live in Flemington) residents here. My gf is a Flyers fan so we looked into the whole Flyers-blackout thing. Basically they told us that Flemington is in an area with NY/NJ and Philly rights, so we can't watch games on GC or CI because of that. But our TV line is run from Hillsborough, which is strictly in the NY/NJ market, so it doesn't get CSN Philly either. We're basically in a Flyers dead-zone and ended up getting a HockeyStreams account to deal with it.

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I've considered buying Gamecenter, but since I live in Cleveland, both Pittsburgh and Columbus games are blacked out. That's 9 games this season.

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Wow didn't realize we have so many other Hunterdon County (I live in Flemington) residents here. My gf is a Flyers fan so we looked into the whole Flyers-blackout thing. Basically they told us that Flemington is in an area with NY/NJ and Philly rights, so we can't watch games on GC or CI because of that. But our TV line is run from Hillsborough, which is strictly in the NY/NJ market, so it doesn't get CSN Philly either. We're basically in a Flyers dead-zone and ended up getting a HockeyStreams account to deal with it.

I'm in Clinton, so we're practically neighbors. But yeah, in this area you're kinda screwed if you want to watch the Flyers. Too close to not be blacked out on GC & CI, but too far to get it on TV.

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pay for a vpn service, and "pretend" you're somewhere else.  It doesn't work on the apps because they require location services, but on a computer it works fine.

 

I still don't understand why the NHL can't work out something with the cable companies so we can watch our local teams by logging into our optimum/comcast accounts.  I can watch the Disney channel from my phone but I can't watch the NHL?  seems short-sighted.

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I live in canada so gamecenter is decent but i still get blackouts once in awhile when the game is on tv....

Thing is, not everyone have cable or the chanels. I mostly watch the game at the office so theres no cable at all so im fvcked.

Theres also peole whos only turnin on the tv to watch hockey and nothing else... Not worth getting cable almost but then if the game is on tv they cant watch it on gamecenter (their only subscription)

Its just plain stupid

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There are several dead-zones for each team.  Happens somewhere in Rockland County in NY and part of Connecticut, too.  I recently bought a new house and moved, have also become a cord cutter.  Bought a Roku for my non-smart tv, and an antenna.  Get hockey through a pay app that doesnt have any blackouts.  

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