I am a fairly new to Fios, and I was wondering about the range of offerings for Center Ice. I know from talking to friends that a lot of cable networks often only show one feed in HD, and sometimes one of the feeds isn't available at all. Up until recently I was a DTv customer, and they essentially broadcast every feed available, including both the home and away feed in HD. Usually the only time you got SD was if it was a Canadian broadcast. DTv was even know to pipe in the stadium feed with a radio broadcast for games that wern't otherwise televised.
Just am curious what kind of options I can expect to get from Fios if I subscribe to Center Ice.
Can I sign up for this online or do I have to call?
Is there a free preview this year?
I don't think $180 is so bad, but definitely think after the lockout they should seek less
The problem is the only way the teams and league are making bigger money is TV deals so they have to charge a lot
There is a free preview according the Center Ice website (where they advertise it for $39.99/mo FYI) running from Oct 1-19. I tried getting that up and running, not sure if the system didn't process yet, or what the issue is, but when I go there, it says I need to order CI.
Calling them didn't help at all, I was told it should be enabled, then transferred, where I was told it should work. They then went and changed their opinion of that and said I probably need to upgrade to the package with the NHL Network (for $30 extra a month... I have Prime HD) to enable that, but it did not sound exactly like they were sure. Will check tonight it the switch magically flips or something, in the worst case I'll skip. MSG has all Rangers games anyway.
I have the Extreme HD package which includes the NHL network and I am also getting the same error on Center Ice. That I need to subscribe. I will be calling them if the free preview is not fixed by 7:00, don't want to miss the Habs vs. Leafs game!
On the phone with them right now, All they probably have to do is just flip a friggin switch. Since it's a promotional event, they said it has to be added to my account but I won't be charged?????? Yeah, that makes no sense, now I am being transferred to another department. Never had any problems with free preview on TWC and never had to call about it.