MLB online package has no announcers option. NHL needs this.

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  1. Dolemite

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    I got the MLB online package for the first time this year and noted that they have a ‘’Park’ option for game audio. All announcers and anything to do with broadcaster audio is removed and all you hear is the sound of the ballpark.

    Imagine this for the NHL season. No broadcasters and just the sound of the rink.

    Do this NHL! Do eet.
     
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    i like announcers tho
     
  3. tom_servo

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    Totally agreed. Particularly when it's Doc Emrick. I respect his ability but I just want to tune him out.

    Does the NBC online stream have a camera angle option? Because the NFL side does.
     
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    If you have surround sound, you can also just disconnect the centre channel
     
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    Advertisers will not like this.
     
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    Back when the NHL would have a couple weekly games on HDNet, they'd have a few minutes every game without announcers. Personally didn't love it, but didn't hate it either. They probably had to keep their eyes/ears on the on ice interactions. I suppose that audio could be fun.
     
  7. PoutineSp00nZ

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    I've wanted this for years. I would pay extra for that
     
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    Same, especially if we could get the on-ice mics turned up.
     
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    About 20 years ago there was a fantastic year where the french CBC went on strike. Management was still about to put together the broadcasts but no commentary. It was beautiful.

    Since the MLBTV and NHLTV stream services are both run by the same company then maybe it is possible we'll see this. My guess would be that the grubby NHL wouldn't do it though since it would mean when the pbp broadcasters narrate extra ads to the audience during short stoppages the stream audience would no longer hear about Enterprise car rental or the newest crapfest CBC shows.
     
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    That would be so fantastic. Pbp is a holdover from the radio days and isnt needed anymore.
     
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    There are some not so conceptually difficult workarounds for them, i.e., casters flagging any content that is ad related to play over the park, but the question is whether they'd want to go to the trouble just to appease a small minority of us.
     
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    For a while I was watching the punjabi feeds so I didn't have to put up with nonsense takes and people saying 'dasher boards'.
     
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    This would be great, as an option.

    Sometime im doing something else while the game is on and appreciate the pbp crew. Sometime im 100% focused on the game and hate the small talk during the game.


    Give us options!
     
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    Came into the thread just to make a mute button joke but yeah, just rink noises would be cool. It'd be incredible if they dialed it up on the ice and ran a disclaimer about coarse language. The PA would never sign off on it but it'd be something they'd have over every sport.
     
  15. God Bless Mr Gritty

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    The MLB package also gives you the option of listening to the local radio broadcast synced up with the TV feed, which is cool if you prefer your local AM guys to the TV commentators.

    I enjoy MLB.tv and I wish the NHL version was as good. Where I live (basically, North Jersey), the Flyers are blacked out on NHL.tv, so I've had to get Center Ice...even though there is no way to get local Philadelphia sports networks here, and on the MLB platform the Phillies aren't blacked out at all. NHL, man.
     
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    In the early 80's NBC actually brodcast a Jets-Dolphins NFL game with no announcers (may have just been a half but I'm too lazy to look it up) and it was such a total disaster it was never tried again.
     
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    Being able to turn off Doc, Pierre, and company would be a ****ing game-changer for me.
     
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    I would also pay more for this.

    NHL.TV needs to start showing games on NHL Network though. I'm not giving them any more money until they do that.
     
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    How about we start with no blackouts.
     
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    Be careful what you wish for.

    (the Kings & Ducks did this several years ago and it was a failure)
     
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    They need to resolve their blackout issue first.
    But yes, this would be a nice add. I only care for announcers when I'm multitasking. Watching the game while working on something else, the announcers then give it some context.
     
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    Cool story wen your paying for a subscription advertisers can kick rocks it’s not like it’s free which is why people run ads/commercials.
     
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    Show off.
     
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    I'd like to be able to hear just the sounds of the rink but I can't imagine they'd be too keen on doing that with what the players would surely be saying.

    Also wow, somehow managed to deteriorate the HF mobile experience even more
     
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    This would be sick. The flyers Radio crew are awesome. The tv crew.....ehhh not so much
     

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