Shame on USA networks...

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  1. Baron Von Shark

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    Shame on USA networks for not airing this championship game. I don't know how TV scheduling works, but couldn't they have alotted a time slot so that should they US team make it to the finals, at least air one friggin game? Those boneheads at ESPN play cheerleading championships, but they ignore the WJCs. (Like I said, I'm not even saying they should have aired multiple games, but they should've planned for an 'if USA makes it to the finals' scenario.)
     
  2. chicpea*

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    Maybe the WJCs aren't "realityTV" enough for american audiences?
    They should ask Olesz about that.
     
  3. Mr. Canucklehead

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    Oy, that sucks for the US if they're not airing the games. Football on the other hand?

    ~Canucklehead~
     
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    I can understand airing more popular sports over hockey, but when they have billiard championships, spelling bee's and so on on these networks, I'm surprised they can't make room for this.
     
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    Anyone with a Direct TV dish, the gold medal game is on the nhl channel(747 for me)
     
  6. Jeff Shafer

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    me too, guys do yourself a favor and get Directv it's worth it
     
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    They should be able to catch a couple of High school playoffs game's :D
     
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    I'd love to see ESPN show at least the final. But the sad thing is billiards and spelling bee would probably get a higher rating than any hockey game in the U.S., let alone a junior hockey game. They might mention the game on sportcenter, but most people wouldnt even know there was a junior tournament going on, let alone take time out of a back-to-work Monday to sit down and watch the game.
     
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    Football, the most popular sport in the country?

    I'd say 99.9% of the American population don't know the WJCs exist.
     
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    What always kills me about threads like this is they tend to be started by Canadians, NOT Americans. We get it guys, you feel bad for us..... :cry: Any self respecting hockey fan in this country should have satellite, if you do all of this moot. If you don't, well..........
     
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    I imagine there are people out there living in apartment buildings that won't allow you to install a dish. Still other people live in urban areas where they don't have the right exposure to receive signals. Just because someone doesn't have a dish doesn't mean they haven't tried.

    Or perhaps you're suggesting that if they were a real hockey fan they'd move? ;)
     
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    The real question is, will they show the World Championships this summer?

    And Rabid Ranger is right, if you are a hockey fan in the US a satellite dish is imperitive
     
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    ESPN and ESPN 2 are airing the World Cup of Hockey.
     
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    Can't they get digital cable? I don't know much about these types of things (I stick to my regular cable) but wouldn't that work?
     
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    Yes I suggest that! :lol: I mean come on guys if you can't get the game try and go to a bar that has the Center Ice Package.
     
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    Can anyone give me the channel number on which this game will be shown on Dish Network w/Center Ice? My program guide does not list this game at all.


    Thanks
     
  17. Jeff Shafer

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    It would work if they bought the NHL Center package that the digital cable provides. I'm pretty sure it's the same price to buy it off digital cable as it is to get it off directv. Cause when I was living in an apartment when my house was getting built I couldn't have a dish so I had to get digital cable and I got the package and saw the games just fine.
     
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    DirecTV channel 747
     
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    Thanks but I wanted for the Dish Network not Directv.
     
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    I'm not so surprised it's not televised nationally on ESPN2 or an alternate.. they just don't care much. What chaps me is that there aren't any regional networks covering it. FSN North, for example. I mean, I can see some network meathead thinking cheerleading or something might get more viewers nationally speaking, but I bet a lot of people in MN/ND/WI/MI (and the Northeast, too) would tune in if they could.
     
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    agreed
     
  22. Jeff Shafer

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    sorry man the best thing I can tell you too is to keep it on the channels that hockey is usually on and you might find it....
     
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    I'd heard that it wasn't on one of the regular center ice channels on Dish, but on one of the ppv sports ones. Just something I'd heard, could be wrong.
     
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    Shame on USA Networks? How about a little reality? It wouldn't pull a 1.0 rating in the US. The WJC is a total niche market in the US. The NHL itself doesn't draw, kids that the public has never heard of would draw even less.

    EDIT: one other thing. Most of us are at work right now, so we couldn't watch it if we wanted to.
     
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    the best solution is to create an online petition

    and get a ****load of names on it to show espn the wjc is of interest to usa fans.every game SHOULD be aired,if lebron gets a high school game on tv,the wjc are more worthy.anyone agreeing with me lets set it up. :dunno: :)
     
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