Discussion in 'Fugu's Business of Hockey Forum' started by gearharb, Apr 2, 2018.
Looking through ESPN+ right now and there isn't a single thing I'm interested in watching.
Awesome, then don't pay for it.
This thread title is misleading. I can understand the confusion by some people.
AGAIN, THIS IS PRE-2006, FOLKS, it rarely matters what the contract states
Care to elaborate?
who had the rights prior to NBC.... ABC/ESPN, hence that's what ESPN + has
What are you talking about? Espn+ is saying they will air a game a day. It's like the nhl.tv free game of the day.
who gets NHL.TV, and why
I thought Versus had the rights prior to NBC
Versus became what, NBCSN, PRE-2006 THE Calgary Tampa SCF was where, ABC/ESPN, in fact, there are still old tapes out there notably Detroit that still have Thorne/Clement's signature against Carolina I believe.
It's a great deal for MLS fans as ESPN+ will inherit the entire "out of market" MLS live package and it's a slightly cheaper price. There will be a lot of euro league options also. And USL matches. which right now you can get for free on Youtube.
I think what ESPN+ will be getting is the NHL free stream of the day that is currently hosted on Yahoo.
I'd love for the AHL to find a way to get on ESPN+. i'd like to watch more Amerks games.
Because they want to watch hockey somehow via mobile and not needing to be in front of their tv? I'm really not understanding your argument.
ESPN would be no better of a host for the NHL then NBC for a variety of reasons. First is ESPN is not the juggernaut it used to be due to the rise of competing national sports networks (such as Fox Sports) , their overpayment on television deals, and loss of revenue from people dumping cable. Over the past few years ESPN has taken a sharp turn to Leftwing politics which has angered people simply looking to escape from the issues of life. This deal seems to be just a way to add content to a subscription that is replicated many other offerings.
Now that we're a little into this how has ESPN+ been for NHL fans? Thinking of getting it. At 4.99 it's a lot more attractive to get than the NHL's own streaming at $25 a month
These are, ironically, the same sort of people whining about Cherry being fired for inserting politics into a sports broadcast.
Hockey was always third or fourth tier on ESPN and I doubt that will change.
The NHL has reportedly turned down more money from ESPN to stay with NBC and I hope they continue
It's a cheap option for games(some nights they have 2 games), and you can replay them for a period the days after. I mean honestly if you like sports, no reason to not have it. Just dont get starbucks for a day.
Media Mailbag: The latest on the NHL's TV contract talks,...
Some speculation on next NHL TV deal. In response to mailbag question.
DAZN promoted itself heavily as a place to watch PPV fights.
Hockey doesn't have as many now.
My guess is that the powers that be want at least as many games on broadcast TV as currently. And perhaps more streaming options.
Big question to me is black out rules.
They will always find a way to screw the locals over.
Is this the case??
I've been trying to figure this out for a while but I seem to be a dunce and not understand it. Is the NHL on ESPN+? My fiancee recently got Disney Plus and would rather ditch my current NHL subscription for this if I can watch the Ducks games on it.
From what others said it seems you get 1 (sometimes 2) free games a night for the NHL on ESPN+. But you don't get to pick them.
I may be wrong I haven't signed up yet.
sports are inherently political
NHL on CBS with Nantz at play by play would be sweet.
It might be, it might not be, however, majority of people tuning into sports aren't there for the politics. If they wanted to watch politics, their cable provider probably also gives them Fox News and CNN as part of their ESPN package.
ESPN+ gives you 1 or 2 NHL games a night. You won't get all or even remotely close to all Ducks games with it.
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