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hockeyplayer1015
10-01-2018, 04:51 PM
https://www.ecachockey.com/women/2018-19/News/20181001_-_ESPN_Release

RPI will remain with their own RPITV broadcast, but the remaining 11 will move to ESPN+.

Pros: No more paying for a single weekend @ Ivy schools, Enhanced viewer experience for some schools

Cons: No more free streams for some schools, forced to support ESPN+ if you want to watch.

joecct
10-01-2018, 04:57 PM
The entire playoffs will be ESPN+

ecachawkeyfan
10-01-2018, 05:15 PM
Overall, it's a great arrangement for the league. ESPN+ seems more than reasonable at $50 a year when looking at what it offers.

hockeyplayer1015
10-01-2018, 05:25 PM
Overall, it's a great arrangement for the league. ESPN+ seems more than reasonable at $50 a year when looking at what it offers.

Oh for sure. Easily saving money if you watched a couple Ivy series or just playoffs. Plus, much better exposure.

FlagDUDE08
10-01-2018, 06:33 PM
Remember that not a single school, nor broadcast group, is going to see a penny from this. This is why RPI-TV is not joining. And good on them to stand up to the slave masters.

ecachawkeyfan
10-02-2018, 02:21 PM
Ken Schott weighs in:

https://dailygazette.com/blogs/parting-schotts/ecac-hockey-gets-it-right-espn-deal

FlagDUDE08
10-02-2018, 02:36 PM
Ken Schott weighs in:

https://dailygazette.com/blogs/parting-schotts/ecac-hockey-gets-it-right-espn-deal

Regarding the quality of the broadcast, it's going to be exactly the same as it has been in previous years. The only thing that is being done, as part of this, is that the feed is being acquired by the league and subsequently sent to ESPN for "broadcast". It's what was done in the playoffs, and knowing the league, they are making no financial effort to "improve" broadcast quality, only taking what is already offered for their own profits without compensation to the producers.

hockeyplayer1015
10-02-2018, 07:41 PM
Regarding the quality of the broadcast, it's going to be exactly the same as it has been in previous years. The only thing that is being done, as part of this, is that the feed is being acquired by the league and subsequently sent to ESPN for "broadcast". It's what was done in the playoffs, and knowing the league, they are making no financial effort to "improve" broadcast quality, only taking what is already offered for their own profits without compensation to the producers.

Wrong. 3 camera setup minimum required. Likely to be replays and such added to the broadcasts.

ShiftyFive
10-02-2018, 11:33 PM
Regarding the quality of the broadcast, it's going to be exactly the same as it has been in previous years. The only thing that is being done, as part of this, is that the feed is being acquired by the league and subsequently sent to ESPN for "broadcast". It's what was done in the playoffs, and knowing the league, they are making no financial effort to "improve" broadcast quality, only taking what is already offered for their own profits without compensation to the producers.


I certainly hope this is not the case. ESPN streaming services have typically had minimum requirements to ensure a consistent look, feel and quality to the broadcast.

Dutchman
10-05-2018, 01:56 PM
Also, no more archives unless your record.

hockeyplayer1015
10-05-2018, 10:53 PM
For what it's worth: From people who watched the SLU Women on the ESPN+ platform tonight, the quality is already better than last year. Higher resolution, smoother, and none of the glare that the SLU broadcast became known for last season. I expect things will continue to get better as well, given the move was only recently announced.

ShiftyFive
10-05-2018, 11:33 PM
For what it's worth: From people who watched the SLU Women on the ESPN+ platform tonight, the quality is already better than last year. Higher resolution, smoother, and none of the glare that the SLU broadcast became known for last season. I expect things will continue to get better as well, given the move was only recently announced.

Same for the Union Women's game tonight. Much improved and crystal clear.