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WeWantMore
03-21-2010, 02:52 PM
What does it mean exactly? I'm seeing lots of complaining in the threads that many of these games will only be on ESPN360. Is this accurate?
The way I took regional syndication to mean is that the games would be on 360 nationally, but on local TV stations in the teams local areas. Is this correct?

RaceBoarder
03-21-2010, 02:56 PM
What does it mean exactly? I'm seeing lots of complaining in the threads that many of these games will only be on ESPN360. Is this accurate?
The way I took regional syndication to mean is that the games would be on 360 nationally, but on local TV stations in the teams local areas. Is this correct?

ESPN will film and produce the games and put them on ESPN 360...

If TV 5 in SmallTown, MN wants to air the NMU/St. Cloud game, they can buy the rights of the 360 feed from ESPN and show it locally... It's TV 5's choice though... They aren't guarenteed any broadcast rights... It's just what they want to pay for...

Eaglefan06
03-21-2010, 02:56 PM
What does it mean exactly? I'm seeing lots of complaining in the threads that many of these games will only be on ESPN360. Is this accurate?
The way I took regional syndication to mean is that the games would be on 360 nationally, but on local TV stations in the teams local areas. Is this correct?

Regional syndication is when a local channel pays ESPN for the rights to broadcast the game on said local channel.

I am pretty sure ESPN hasn't allowed regional syndication for the past 2 years. I hope they do this year since they are screwing teams and sticking the games on ESPN360.com.

WeWantMore
03-21-2010, 02:58 PM
ESPN will film and produce the games and put them on ESPN 360...

If TV 5 in SmallTown, MN wants to air the NMU/St. Cloud game, they can buy the rights of the 360 feed from ESPN and show it locally... It's TV 5's choice though... They aren't guarenteed any broadcast rights... It's just what they want to pay for...

Thanks, that's generally what I thought it was.Although I'm not sure how much cash small TV stations have to spend.

IrishHockeyFan
03-21-2010, 03:17 PM
Regional syndication is when a local channel pays ESPN for the rights to broadcast the game on said local channel.

I am pretty sure ESPN hasn't allowed regional syndication for the past 2 years. I hope they do this year since they are screwing teams and sticking the games on ESPN360.com.

USCHO says on their tourny rundown page (http://www.uscho.com/news/id,18499/MiamiDenverWisconsinBostonCollegeGetTopSeedsinNCAA Tournament.html) that games will be available via regional syndication. I wonder if this will be both local over-the-air channels and the various regional cable sports outlets, such as some of the 214 FOX Sports local entities? Hopefully at least those with access to sports packages via their cable/satellite provider can view all the games.

vizoroo
03-21-2010, 03:26 PM
It seems like last year we had to go to USTREAM or justintv for the regionals.
ESPNU is just as bad as 360 for me.

irishfan85
03-21-2010, 03:29 PM
I get ESPNU on my television and just checked ESPN360.com for the first time ever and was able to watch for a few minutes an SEC baseball game so hopefully, I will be able to watch NMU-SCSU on it Friday and the other games on ESPNU. I will be attending Worcester Saturday and Sunday.

Priceless
03-21-2010, 05:11 PM
Day Date Network(s) Time (ET) DirecTV DishNet. Game
Fri. 03/26/10 ESPNU HD 3 p.m. 614 148 NCAA East Regional: Denver vs. RIT
Fri. 03/26/10 ESPNU HD 6:30 p.m. 614 148 NCAA East Regional: Cornell vs. New Hampshire
Fri. 03/26/10 ESPN Syndication 5:30 p.m. * * NCAA West Regional: St. Cloud State vs. Northern Michigan
Fri. 03/26/10 ESPNU HD 9 p.m. 614 148 NCAA West Regional: Wisconsin vs. Vermont
Sat. 03/27/10 ESPN Syndication 1:30 p.m. * * NCAA Northeast Regional: Boston College vs. Alaska Fairbanks
Sat. 03/27/10 ESPN Syndication 5 p.m. * * NCAA Northeast Regional: North Dakota vs. Yale
Sat. 03/27/10 ESPNU HD 6:30 p.m. 614 148 NCAA East Regional: Final
Sat. 03/27/10 ESPNU HD 9 p.m. 614 148 NCAA West Regional: Final
Sat. 03/27/10 ESPNU 4 p.m. 614 148 NCAA Midwest Regional: Miami vs. Alabama-Huntsville
Sat. 03/27/10 ESPN Syndication 7:30 p.m. * * NCAA Midwest Regional: Bemidji State vs. Michigan
Sun. 03/28/10 ESPNU 5:30 p.m. 614 148 NCAA Northeast Regional: Final
Sun. 03/28/10 ESPNU 8 p.m. 614 148 NCAA Midwest Regional: Final


If you have ESPNU, you'll be able to see all but 4 games this weekend. I don't know that ESPN is going to allow syndication, but I'm sure the locals nets are checking. Your local affiliate might know more.

Priceless
03-21-2010, 05:23 PM
Just saw that the games are on tape delay if they aren't on live. Guess that rules out syndication.

Friday, March 26
11:30: 2-St. Cloud State (23-13-5) vs. 3-Northern Michigan (20-12-8) at St. Paul, Minn., ESPNU (tape delay)

Saturday, March 27
11:30: 2-Bemidji State (23-9-4) vs. 3-Michigan (25-17-1) at Fort Wayne, Ind., ESPNU (tape delay)

Sunday, March 28
9:30 a.m.: 1-Boston College (25-10-3) vs. 4-Alaska Fairbanks (18-11-9) at Worcester, ESPNU (tape delay from Saturday)
Noon: 2-North Dakota (25-12-5) vs. 3-Yale (20-9-3) at Worcester, ESPNU (tape delay from Saturday)

ts8801
03-21-2010, 05:26 PM
What's with all of the hate of espn360, just hook up your computer to a tv and it looks the same if not better than what ever standard def channel picks up the games since we can still get HD. If you go on amazon you can find any of the cords needed for reasonably cheap. I think i got my dvi to hdmi cord for like $6.

Priceless
03-21-2010, 05:31 PM
What's with all of the hate of espn360, just hook up your computer to a tv and it looks the same if not better than what ever standard def channel picks up the games since we can still get HD. If you go on amazon you can find any of the cords needed for reasonably cheap. I think i got my dvi to hdmi cord for like $6.

ESPN360 is only available to certain people. I can't get it. As a Comcast Internet subscriber, I probably never will.

WeWantMore
03-21-2010, 05:32 PM
What's with all of the hate of espn360, just hook up your computer to a tv and it looks the same if not better than what ever standard def channel picks up the games since we can still get HD. If you go on amazon you can find any of the cords needed for reasonably cheap. I think i got my dvi to hdmi cord for like $6.

I think ESPN360 is fantastic. The thing is, it's totally up to your internet provider if you have access to it. Which leaves large groups of people out in the cold. (I think in one thread it was said that virtually no one in Alaska has access to it.)

thebrain
03-21-2010, 05:35 PM
ESPN360 is only available to certain people. I can't get it. As a Comcast Internet subscriber, I probably never will.

I used it earlier today with Comcast. The page says, "Powered by Comcast."

Priceless
03-21-2010, 05:40 PM
I used it earlier today with Comcast. The page says, "Powered by Comcast."

Holy ****! You're right. Last time I bothered to look we couldn't get on. Cool!

But if your ISP isn't on their list, you can't access it.

thebrain
03-21-2010, 05:45 PM
Holy ****! You're right. Last time I bothered to look we couldn't get on. Cool!

But if your ISP isn't on their list, you can't access it.

I'm not the kind of guy to lie about that! :cool:

I thought the same thing until I tried it this morning.

I've been talking to a bar just north of St. Paul, MN, about getting a TV to watch the games from a laptop as they have free wireless.

Eaglefan06
03-21-2010, 05:53 PM
Just saw that the games are on tape delay if they aren't on live. Guess that rules out syndication.

Friday, March 26
11:30: 2-St. Cloud State (23-13-5) vs. 3-Northern Michigan (20-12-8) at St. Paul, Minn., ESPNU (tape delay)

Saturday, March 27
11:30: 2-Bemidji State (23-9-4) vs. 3-Michigan (25-17-1) at Fort Wayne, Ind., ESPNU (tape delay)

Sunday, March 28
9:30 a.m.: 1-Boston College (25-10-3) vs. 4-Alaska Fairbanks (18-11-9) at Worcester, ESPNU (tape delay from Saturday)
Noon: 2-North Dakota (25-12-5) vs. 3-Yale (20-9-3) at Worcester, ESPNU (tape delay from Saturday)

Games are shown live on ESPN360.com even with Tape Delay....so there is your syndication possibility.

NCAA.com has TV for all those games listed as Synd./ESPN360

nudgy_olsen
03-21-2010, 06:21 PM
Even though I'm hated around here and I like to just cause problems, I'll help everyone out just because deep down we all just want to watch good hockey and thats what this tournament will be. Book mark these:

http://www.justin.tv
http://www.ustream.tv
http://www.livestream.com

These are the best work around for when ESPN screws all of us (and not just on hockey).

ts8801
03-21-2010, 10:13 PM
ESPN360 is only available to certain people. I can't get it. As a Comcast Internet subscriber, I probably never will.


I think ESPN360 is fantastic. The thing is, it's totally up to your internet provider if you have access to it. Which leaves large groups of people out in the cold. (I think in one thread it was said that virtually no one in Alaska has access to it.)


Holy ****! You're right. Last time I bothered to look we couldn't get on. Cool!

But if your ISP isn't on their list, you can't access it.

I dont have access to it for my apt isp but my parents isp does so all I had to do is sign in under their isp and its worked ever since for me with all isp's under that username

CHFAN222
03-21-2010, 10:25 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't the national title game on ESPN get over 1 million viewers on a Saturday Night? That seems very good for cable. Especially considering the event was not really promoted by ESPN. It seems short sighted of ESPN to delegate some of the games to tape delays considering that they could garnish some decent ratings.

GopherBigGuy911
03-21-2010, 11:44 PM
I have Qwest and can't get on :(