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MARooney
03-12-2012, 01:00 PM
http://www.uscho.com/ecac-blog/2012/03/12/1051/

Pathetic and embarrassing. An untelevised league championship in f__ing Atlantic City. This is not OK, Commissioner Hagwell.

sshablak
03-12-2012, 01:25 PM
Horse****, I agree !!

crossjcek
03-12-2012, 01:55 PM
I feel your pain, in two years the WCHA won't have any TV support either!

RHamilton
03-12-2012, 01:57 PM
See the link below to read a bit more about the streaming coverage, produced by RPI students (including yours truly!), featuring expert commentary (Adam Wodon and Dan Fridgen), and available for purchase from America One.

http://www.rpitv.org/news_updates/11-rpi-tv-to-broadcast-2012-ecac-hockey-championship

We're doing our best to try and make up for an unfortunate TV situation. Did I mention our coverage includes free HD Video on Demand after the fact?

MARooney
03-12-2012, 02:33 PM
See the link below to read a bit more about the streaming coverage, produced by RPI students (including yours truly!) ...

http://www.rpitv.org/news_updates/11-rpi-tv-to-broadcast-2012-ecac-hockey-championship

RHamilton: thanks for the heads-up on the RPI-student-produced pay-per-view video stream. Best of luck with the production.

Wholin1
03-12-2012, 03:34 PM
Is ECAC the only conference not broadcasting its finals? I assume so. With the gazillion cable outlets all starved for programming this really is a travesty.

Avalanche33
03-12-2012, 03:38 PM
RPI TV has always done a great job with their coverage......
Looking forward to it....

FlagDUDE08
03-12-2012, 04:13 PM
Is ECAC the only conference not broadcasting its finals? I assume so. With the gazillion cable outlets all starved for programming this really is a travesty.

*checks TW website*

I don't see the Atlantic Hockey finals being broadcast... ;)

LynahFan
03-12-2012, 04:25 PM
With apologies for stealing RichH's thunder over on eLynah, he posted this picture of ECAC fans enjoying the 21st century broadcast of the ECAC championships:

http://cache.boston.com/images/beta//2011/05/world-series0041.jpg

FlagDUDE08
03-12-2012, 04:34 PM
Typical Union: "No comment."

HighlanderRPI
03-12-2012, 05:09 PM
*checks TW website*

I don't see the Atlantic Hockey finals being broadcast... ;)

AH does in fact have a broadcast deal, sadly, the ECAC is the only one that doesn't. Time to fire Hagwell - speaks volumes about the management of this league.

rdf8585
03-12-2012, 05:27 PM
So, we get HD quality VOD after the fact, but how good is the stream going to be during the game? HD quality as well?

I'm glad RPI-TV is behind these productions.

RHamilton
03-12-2012, 05:37 PM
So, we get HD quality VOD after the fact, but how good is the stream going to be during the game? HD quality as well?

We're trying to prod America One into streaming at as high of a quality as possible, but they're not exactly being forthcoming. I'm still trying.

In a perfect world, they'd stream at multiple bitrates and resolutions, both HD and SD so customers with slower internet can still enjoy. For $10 a game, customers should expect that. We're feeding them a 1080i60 feed, and they've decided that a 480x270 feed at 800 kbps is "adequate". It's unfortunately a very poor representation of our feed. If you click on one of our VoDs (http://www.rpitv.org/productions/440-mens-hockey-vs-colgate-freakout) and start playing a video, you can see the resolutions and bitrates we feel are "adequate" in the drop down box above the video. Note that we offer a huge selection, and it even attempts to auto adjust to your internet speed. That's thinking for the customer, something America One is a bit hesitant to do. Oh yeah, and we do it for free.

I should probably be a bit more candid, but it's quite frustrating.

FlagDUDE08
03-12-2012, 05:41 PM
AH does in fact have a broadcast deal, sadly, the ECAC is the only one that doesn't. Time to fire Hagwell - speaks volumes about the management of this league.

Fire Paul Stewart while we're at it... the refs are more anti-non-ivy than ever.

Hire Joe Marsh!

rdf8585
03-12-2012, 06:05 PM
I'll still buy the Union game(s) but hopefully your efforts aren't compromised.

ECAC should have just let RPITV run the whole thing. Who needs America One?

redhead18
03-12-2012, 06:16 PM
AH does in fact have a broadcast deal, sadly, the ECAC is the only one that doesn't. Time to fire Hagwell - speaks volumes about the management of this league.and this guy is President of the Hockey Commissioners Association, which oversees College Hockey Inc.... go figure. :rolleyes:

czeckthebody
03-12-2012, 07:15 PM
It's embarrassing and inexcusable that these egames will not be televised.

Whoever runs the league should be fired.

He has done a great disservice to fans like myself who can't get to Atlantic City by 4 pm Friday---and more imprtantly he has done a disservice to the players who played their hearts out to get to this final 4.

CornwallAce
03-12-2012, 07:17 PM
I know this doesn't help a lot of people, but I thought they said on the Saturday RPI/Union game that TW would carry the games in the Albany region?

FlagDUDE08
03-12-2012, 07:24 PM
I know this doesn't help a lot of people, but I thought they said on the Saturday RPI/Union game that TW would carry the games in the Albany region?

They were mistaken. It won't be televised. Webstream only.

sk8tronthepond
03-12-2012, 07:28 PM
Is ECAC the only conference not broadcasting its finals? I assume so. With the gazillion cable outlets all starved for programming this really is a travesty.
Please feel free to recommend one to Mr. Hagwell....one of reputation of course!