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Any info as to HD telecasts for Kings and Ducks?
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All of the home games for both teams on FSN West will be HD --- likely many (50%+) away games.

This is pretty much the story for all of the FSNs - Detroit, Pitsburgh, North (Minnesota), West (L.A.) South (Dallas), Arizona, Florida, Atlanta, St. Louis, Bay Area.
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FSN West televises the Los Angeles Kings

FSN Prime Ticket televises the Anaheim Ducks
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Yes, you are correct. My original post should include Prime Ticket and still applies.
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Comcast Sportsnet Philly did a good job with HD away games during the playoffs. I hope they can do the same for the upcoming regular season.
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And hopefully CSN Mid-Atlantic keeps adding more Capitals away games in the future.
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All of the home games for both teams on FSN West will be HD --- likely many (50%+) away games.

This is pretty much the story for all of the FSNs - Detroit, Pitsburgh, North (Minnesota), West (L.A.) South (Dallas), Arizona, Florida, Atlanta, St. Louis, Bay Area.

I would put the number of away games in HD well over 50%.
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I would put the number of away games in HD well over 50%.

Will you be developing a spreadsheet of HD games like you did for baseball? Your efforts are very much appreciated!
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I would put the number of away games in HD well over 50%.

Me too, but 50% was my conservative estimate.

As you probably know, the home games planning and scheduling is further along than the away games.
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Will you be developing a spreadsheet of HD games like you did for baseball? Your efforts are very much appreciated!

I might, but that would still be at least a month away.
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Btw, this information also applies to NBA games for the FSNs.
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iirc, the Blackhawks are doing all of their games in HD this year.
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All of the home games for both teams on FSN West will be HD --- likely many (50%+) away games.

This is pretty much the story for all of the FSNs - Detroit, Pitsburgh, North (Minnesota), West (L.A.) South (Dallas), Arizona, Florida, Atlanta, St. Louis, Bay Area.

Oh really? Atlanta is the only team in the league that has yet to broadcast a game in HD. Now all of a sudden our cheap ownership will be putting half (or more) of our games in HD? Color me shocked. Heck, they still only broadcast about 65 games per year and leave nearly 20 games untelevised entirely.

With all due respect, I take your opinion with a big ol' grain of salt. (The Thrashers are not carried on FSN; they're on SportSouth).
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Oh really? Atlanta is the only team in the league that has yet to broadcast a game in HD. Now all of a sudden our cheap ownership will be putting half (or more) of our games in HD? Color me shocked. Heck, they still only broadcast about 65 games per year and leave nearly 20 games untelevised entirely.

With all due respect, I take your opinion with a big ol' grain of salt. (The Thrashers are not carried on FSN; they're on SportSouth).

Prepare to be surprised then come the beginning of the season.
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Anaheim - FSN West
Atlanta - Sports South
Boston – NESN – All Games in HD
Buffalo - MSG - Home Games in HD
Calgary
Carolina - FSN South - 25 Games in HD
Chicago - CSN Chicago & WGN – All Games in HD
Colorado - Altitude - 40 Home Games in HD
Columbus - FSN Ohio
Dallas - FSN SouthWest
Detroit - FSN Detroit
Edmonton
Florida - FSN Florida
Los Angeles - FSN West
Minnesota - FSN North
Montreal
Nashville - FSN South
New Jersey - MSG & MSG+ - Most Home & Away Games in HD
NY Islanders - MSG & MSG+ - Most Home & Away Games in HD
NY Rangers - MSG & MSG+ - Most Home & Away Games in HD
Ottawa
Philadelphia - CSN Philadelphia
Phoenix - FSN Arizona - 10 Games in HD
Pittsburgh FSN Pittsburgh
San Jose - CSN Bay Area
St. Louis - FSN MidWest
Tampa Bay - FSN Florida
Toronto
Vancouver
Washington - CSN Mid-Atlantic

Email Melinda Witmer at TWC Corporate, the SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF PROGRAMMING OFFICER if you want more HD Channels!!!
Melinda.Witmer@twcable.com
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Oh really? Atlanta is the only team in the league that has yet to broadcast a game in HD. Now all of a sudden our cheap ownership will be putting half (or more) of our games in HD? Color me shocked. Heck, they still only broadcast about 65 games per year and leave nearly 20 games untelevised entirely.

With all due respect, I take your opinion with a big ol' grain of salt. (The Thrashers are not carried on FSN; they're on SportSouth).

Yes, REALLY.

...and the name doesn't matter a whole lot. It is STILL owned and managed by the Fox Sports Net group.
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Is it true that Blackhawks games on WGN will be Chicago only and not on the national feed? That would suck if true. Although maybe it's not a big deal since I don't think WGN HD is on any U.S. carrier yet.
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Is it true that Blackhawks games on WGN will be Chicago only and not on the national feed? That would suck if true. Although maybe it's not a big deal since I don't think WGN HD is on any U.S. carrier yet.

Yes, 'Hawks games will be local only.
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Yes, REALLY.

...and the name doesn't matter a whole lot. It is STILL owned and managed by the Fox Sports Net group.

I'll believe it when I see it, there was precious little HD for the Hawks last year let alone the Thrashers, although now that D* has full-time HD channels for FSN South and SportSouth I'm more hopeful that they'll feel compelled to provide some content this fall and winter
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I'll believe it when I see it, there was precious little HD for the Hawks last year let alone the Thrashers, although now that D* has full-time HD channels for FSN South and SportSouth I'm more hopeful that they'll feel compelled to provide some content this fall and winter

I believe it now. homcom's and my history on predicting the HD coverage of the FSNs has been pretty solid.

FSN has opened a large master control facility in Houston since last year.
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MSG and MSG Plus will have the majority of Rangers, Devils, Islanders and Knicks home and away games in HD. Only non-HD games planned are those carried on the alternate/overflow channels MSG-2 and MSG Plus-2, which cable/satellite/telco operators only provide SD channels for.
And all games carried by Verizon are in SD. Guitar Jimmy's company hasn't been legislated to give another private competitor its unique selling proposition - yet.
MSG/Buffalo Sabres - all home HD, away HD TBD.
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itll be nice if all boston's games are hd this year...the contrast between the feed from montreal vs boston in last years playoffs was jarring to say the lease. CBC up here was showing some absolutely horrific looking SD 16:9 junk, not even upscaled, on the ice and then whenever it would cut to an interview or a closeup of the on air talent it looked gorgeous...

all the habs home games are also full hd as well..hell it wouldnt surprise me if the netcams in the bell centre were hd this year...hahaha

all in all between the godawful picture from pittsburgh and boston i was less than impressed by the quality of the broadcasts from several nhl rinks last year...
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Any word on FSN South coverage of the Hurricanes? I know they upped the number of games they would do for this season (still not all of them though), but so far the only HD games we get are when FSNS gets to piggyback HD from the other teams crew.

Also how will the fulltime HD feeds work, since I know FSNS also carries Predators games in other markets? Would both be available to their market if there are games on the same night?
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Any word on FSN South coverage of the Hurricanes? I know they upped the number of games they would do for this season (still not all of them though), but so far the only HD games we get are when FSNS gets to piggyback HD from the other teams crew.

Also how will the fulltime HD feeds work, since I know FSNS also carries Predators games in other markets? Would both be available to their market if there are games on the same night?

Here is what I can give you at this time (there will be more) for games in HD:

10/10/08 Florida at Carolina
10/13/08 Detroit at Carolina
11/01/08 Edmonton at Carolina
11/02/08 Toronto at Carolina
11/12/08 Washington at Carolina
11/21/08 Phoenix at Carolina
11/26/08 Philadelphia at Carolina
12/04/08 Pittsburgh at Carolina
12/06/08 Philadelphia at Carolina
12/16/08 Montreal at Carolina
12/18/08 Florida at Carolina
12/31/08 Atlanta at Carolina
01/02/09 St. Louis at Carolina
01/29/09 Tampa Bay at Carolina
01/31/09 Atlanta at Carolina
02/12/09 Florida at Carolina
02/14/09 Columbus at Carolina
02/17/09 Boston at Carolina
02/20/09 Tampa Bay at Carolina
02/26/09 Buffalo at Carolina
03/06/09 Calgary at Carolina
03/18/09 New Jersey at Carolina
03/20/09 New York Islanders at Carolina
03/21/09 Washington at Carolina
03/25/09 Ottawa at Carolina

No, you won't see the games that are carried on the other FSNs.
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I'm not sure if this would be the place to post this, but...

I had the NHL Centre Ice package last year with TWC NY, and was disappointed that none of the channels were HD, although almost all of the broadcasts were available in HD. Does anyone know if NHL Centre Ice on TWC will have any HD offerings? I tried emailing TWC, but haven't heard anything back in almost 2 weeks. I am trying to decide if I want to purchase the package again this year.

The only HD games I got last year were the Thursday or Saturday games on HDNet.

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I'm not sure if this would be the place to post this, but...

I had the NHL Centre Ice package last year with TWC NY, and was disappointed that none of the channels were HD, although almost all of the broadcasts were available in HD. Does anyone know if NHL Centre Ice on TWC will have any HD offerings? I tried emailing TWC, but haven't heard anything back in almost 2 weeks. I am trying to decide if I want to purchase the package again this year.

The only HD games I got last year were the Thursday or Saturday games on HDNet.

If your local TWC adds Team/Game HD, you will get 1 or 2 games a night from either the NBA HD or NHL CI in HD. Go to www.indemand.com to find more info about Game/Team HD.

It's time to give props to WLNS for the HD crawl generator!!!

Now we need WHTV to go HD and Lansing's CW to get a separate transmitter so it isn't a digital sub.
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Fox Sports Net Arizona will be broadcasting a whopping 10 Phoenix Coyote games in HD.
http://coyotes.nhl.com/team/app/?ser...ticleid=381098
10 HD games has been the norm for the past few years now.
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Fox Sports Net Arizona will be broadcasting a whopping 10 Phoenix Coyote games in HD.
http://coyotes.nhl.com/team/app/?ser...ticleid=381098
10 HD games has been the norm for the past few years now.

That sucks

It's time to give props to WLNS for the HD crawl generator!!!

Now we need WHTV to go HD and Lansing's CW to get a separate transmitter so it isn't a digital sub.
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I'm not sure if this would be the place to post this, but...

I had the NHL Centre Ice package last year with TWC NY, and was disappointed that none of the channels were HD, although almost all of the broadcasts were available in HD. Does anyone know if NHL Centre Ice on TWC will have any HD offerings? I tried emailing TWC, but haven't heard anything back in almost 2 weeks. I am trying to decide if I want to purchase the package again this year.

The only HD games I got last year were the Thursday or Saturday games on HDNet.

Depends what area of NY.

Parts of TWC NY added GAMEHD a few months ago. This normally shows 1/2 HD games a night (currently used for MLB Extra Innings - NHL Center Ice uses the same channels)

So - if you are in Brooklyn/Queens/SI (or any other part of the country that gets GAMEHD) - then you have the HD channel.

(also - you'll also get all VersusHD games - all of TWC NY/NJ got that channel at playoff time back in April)
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The NHL website TV schedule is starting to be popluated with HD games. http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=p...seasonSchedule
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