Comcast to continue free streaming in November

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  1. Dr Love

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    http://www.comcast.net/sports/nhl/hockeylive/schedule/

    Comcast was vague early in October on whether or not they'd continue to stream games live in November and beyond, and even more unclear as to whether or not it would be free. Well it appears that they're not only going to continue to stream games, but continue to do it for free (to Comcast internet customers).

    The quality is excellent, the feed is large, and the variety of games is excellent as well. If you are a Comcast customer and don't have CI (or you have to give up the TV to the wife), this is obviously excellent news.
     
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    That's too bad you have to be a comcast customer. Being that I'm currently overseas, I'd pay to watch these games if they were available to non-comcast subscribers.
     
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    Any idea what sort of bandwidth it takes up? I really want to watch (I don't get OLN here), but I'm on a tight bandwidth limit.
     
  4. ScottyBowman

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    I'm pretty sure Comcast doesn't have bandwidth limits.
     
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    they may not have limits but it still costs $$
     
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    The games are 691kbit/sec feeds, which is about 86kB/sec.

    I noticed that the video seems to lose frames for games that are geographically far from me.
     
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    How long is it gonna take to them to make NHL center ice available via internet stream? Europe has alot customers. Id be ready to pay big bucks to get this. I think MLB has 95% of there games already streamed over the net. Too bad as I couldnt care less about baseball.
     
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    They're streaming for the whole season, they're just announcing the schedule on a month-by-month basis.

    I'm sure next season Comcast will set up a mlb.tv like pay-service so everyone can watch.
     
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    Ok How can I subscribe comcast from europe. I dont care if I see there TV (I wont) but I want the live feed
     
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    Ok How can I subscribe comcast from europe. I dont care if I see there TV (I wont) but I want the live feed.

    :help:
     
  11. I've been listening to streaming CHL and NHL games at an alarming rate all the way down here. Love it.
     
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    My family subscribes to Comcast, so I have an account with them, but I'm currently at college, so I have a limit.
     
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    Finally, my Comcast service has done something right!
     
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    Can us people in the UK buy this?
     
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    They really need to expand it to all internet users, for a fee.
     
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    Nice afternoon tilt today available on Comcast interent.

    The Cane vs. The Rangers.

    Should be a good one.

    Night game, another good one.

    Flyers vs. Penguins.
     
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    thanks so much for this thread- i had no idea. watched the flyers game last nite and was stunned by the PQ and SQ.
     
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    Does anybody know how much bandwidth this uses?
     
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    Any Comcast subscribers having a hard time accessing the game this afternoon?

    The webcast is not coming up on my pc. I am not in the blackout area. Unless they consider Pittsburgh to close to Philly.
     
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    I might be wrong but I don't think you'll be able to access the content without being on a comcast IP.
     
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    How much do you have to pay to be a customer? And, besides a computer that works, what else would you need?

    And would there not be somekind of restriction as to locale?
     
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