WHAT IS NHL® CENTRE ICE®?
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NHL CENTRE ICE is a digital television subscription programming package of NHL regular season games that are played outside your local viewing area.
The hockey games included in NHL CENTRE ICE are locally televised games on regional sports networks and/or over-the-air stations.
You will not see games in NHL CENTRE ICE that are being nationally broadcasted on CBC, TSN, TSN 2 or RDS. These games are not permitted to be shown.
WHAT DOES NHL®CENTRE ICE® OFFER FANS?
NHL CENTRE ICE is designed for you to be able to watch games outside of your local market (i.e. other then just your home team). It is the best way to follow the entire League.
Local games are generally available on your regional sports network (RSN) or an over-the-air network.
If you are in the local television market for a team, whether they are playing home or away, you will be blacked out of those games in NHL CENTRE ICE.
HOW MANY GAMES CAN I EXPECT TO SEE ON NHL®CENTRE ICE®?
As an NHL CENTRE ICE subscriber, you will see up to 40 games a week (from outside your local viewing area) throughout the regular season, including a number of games in high definition.
In addition, please note that in certain rare instances, two teams may be playing each other in which neither local regional sports network is televising the game. In these instances, because the game is not being televised, we do not have a feed to utilize for NHL CENTRE ICE.
HOW MANY GAMES WILL I SEE IN HIGH DEFINITION?
The number of HD games you will see in NHL CENTRE ICE will vary across cable and satellite providers. For technical reasons such as bandwidth and channel capacity, one provider may choose to air both feeds of a game in HD, while another one may not air the same amount of feeds or games in HD. This is at the discretion of each cable/satellite provider and it can vary across NHL Centre Ice distributors and even individual systems of a distributor.
In addition, please be aware that for a variety of reasons, not all HD game are available for use in NHL CENTRE ICE across all NHL Centre Ice distributors
WHY ARE THERE BLACKOUTS?
Blackout restrictions exist to protect the local television telecasters of each NHL game in the local markets of the teams. Keep in mind that blackout policies and restrictions are different for every sports package that your system may carry. (NHL CENTRE ICE is designed for the NHL fan who wants to see NHL games from across the entire NHL).
If you are located in a team’s television territory, you will see all locally televised games on the local carrier*. You will not be able to see these games in NHL CENTRE ICE.
*Because CBC, TSN/TSN2, and RDS are the exclusive national TV partners for the NHL in Canada, the local telecasts of the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Vancouver Canucks can only appear on each of the respective Sportsnet regional channels, which cannot be distributed nationally. These telecasts are strictly local. If you are not in the local market for a team, you will need NHL CENTRE ICE to see the game on SNET.
If you are located in a team’s television territory and their local regional sports network is not available on your current cable or satellite provider, you will not be able to see these games in NHL CENTRE ICE. This is a distribution issue between the regional sports network and the cable/satellite provider. The blackout remains intact as the local regional sports network has the rights to these games in your area.
Blackouts are not based on arena sell-outs.
ARE NHL PLAYOFF GAMES INCLUDED IN NHL®CENTRE ICE®?
No, there are no Stanley Cup playoff games included in your NHL CENTRE ICE subscription.
WHAT CHANNELS ARE THE NHL® CENTRE ICE® PACKAGE ON?
Digital Cable: Channels vary by cable system. Please check your programming guide.
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