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Sasktel and Shaw got Sunday Ticket back, looks like this online fad didn't work out too well
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Katsiki wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 6:59 pm
Sasktel and Shaw got Sunday Ticket back, looks like this online fad didn't work out too well
Yeah, soon all online streaming services will get the hint and we will go back to cable ;)

On a side note, my father was over watching on his laptop and it kept skipping on Chrome. So I had him try on IE or Edge whatever its called, and it worked seamless.
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tietherope wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 6:53 pm
The schedule isn't showing any of the Champions League matches this week unfortunately.

Where can we get a straight answer on this? It says Champions League on their own site here - http://media.dazn.com/uncategorized/201 ... ts-canada/

Well how it was for me was that at around 2:30 pm ET, it would show "BeIN Sports Channel LIVE NOW" and not necessarily the name of the sporting event. And it would be whatever UCL games BeIN had rights to. Im looking at my Bell TV guide right now: says BeIN is showing Maribor v Liverpool tomorrow and Benfica v Manchester United on wednesday. So i assume streaming the channel at 2:45, you'd'd be getting those games.
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tietherope wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 6:53 pm
The schedule isn't showing any of the Champions League matches this week unfortunately.

Where can we get a straight answer on this? It says Champions League on their own site here - http://media.dazn.com/uncategorized/201 ... ts-canada/
The way they do the Champions League doesn't make sense on DAZN. All soccer games that BeIN Sports shows, get saved to the on-demand service, except for Champions League matches.

I do recall seeing an ad for the Liverpool vs Maribor match this Tuesday once one of the La Liga matches was over this past weekend. I had asked the same question as you, and someone confirmed they were watching Champions League matches, but it appears for some reason they only show them when they are scheduled to show on BeIN Sports. Now this is a guess on my part, because I can't watch them live.

Anyhow, IF DAZN is showing what BeIN is scheduled to show then it appears these matches would be the ones they are showing:

Tuesday 11am Eastern: Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Tuesday 2pm (pregrame show incl): Maribor vs Liverpool
Tuesday 5pm (on delay): Monaco vs Besiktas

Wednesday 2pm: Benfica vs Manchester United
Wednesday 5pm (on delay): Celtic vs Bayern Munich

Now this is highly unconfirmed, but as I said, I recall them advertising the Maribor v Liverpool match.
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Katsiki wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 6:59 pm
Sasktel and Shaw got Sunday Ticket back, looks like this online fad didn't work out too well
Rogers aswell.
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jalaram wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 8:31 am
Source? It's not on Rogers yet. Google referred to a page on the Toronto Sun website, but that page isn't loading for me.

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Rogers Communications on Friday acquired cable rights to carry the NFL’s Sunday Ticket all-games package for the remainder of the 2017 season, and in 2018.

“It’s great our customers will be able to watch all games through NFL Sunday Ticket on Rogers cable again, starting this weekend,” the company said in a statement released late Friday afternoon.

Because the 17-week NFL regular season is already in Week 6, Rogers this year is offering a discounted, stand-alone fee of $129.99 for Sunday Ticket.

Rogers negotiated its cable rights deal with both the NFL and Perform Group, the parent company of DAZN -- the U.K.-based company that in the summer had bought five-year exclusive rights in Canada to stream all NFL games live.

DAZN encountered myriad technical difficulties in providing its web-streaming feeds to all Canadians, however. Last Saturday it finally succumbed to public pressure and began to allow domestic cable and satellite companies to offer the NFL all-games service.

DAZN struck deals with Shaw (cable and satellite) and SaskTel (cable) last Saturday morning. Rogers (cable) now makes it three.

Bell Media still had not secured a deal to carry Sunday Ticket on its satellite platform by the end of business on Friday. The company had no immediate comment.

DAZN is a live and on-demand sports streaming service along the lines of Netflix. It offers no cable or satellite viewing options of NFL games; rather, only a streaming feed to web-connected digital devices such as Smart TVs, tablets, smartphones and games consoles.

In a statement last Saturday, DAZN said it “and the NFL have listened to our fans,” and “are pleased” to allow Sunday Ticket to be carried in Canada again by satellite and cable companies, as partnerships can be negotiated.

Three down, more to go.

AUDIENCES UP 53%

Overall Canadian TV viewership for NFL games is up 10% over last year at this time, and has skyrocketed on Sunday nights.

Last year’s season average audience on Sunday nights north of the border was 362,000. This season through Week 5 it’s 597,000, a 53% increase over the same timeframe in 2016 -- a staggering increase.

This, according to viewership numbers provided Friday to Postmedia by Bell Media.

Each week the media giant airs NFL English-language games in Canada primarily on its bellwether networks, CTV and TSN -- on Sunday afternoons (in a doubleheader), Sunday nights, Monday nights and Thursday nights.

While NFL viewership this season in the U.S. has declined, in Canada it has risen not only on Sunday nights but on the other two viewing nights -- up 18% on Mondays (to 514,000) and up 12% on Thursdays (to 550,000), Bell Media said.

Sportsnet in previous years carried Thursday night games, and in both 2015 and 2016 it averaged 263,000 viewers, with a 2016 season high of 518,500 for the Dallas-at-Minnesota game on Dec. 1.

In the U.S., the highest-watched weekly NFL game throughout the regular season -- indeed, the highest-rated program annually on U.S. TV, period -- is Sunday Night Football.

In Canada, the afternoon doubleheader on Sundays remains the most popular viewership window. But audience numbers have declined so far in 2017, Bell Media said -- by 10% in the early-afternoon window to 668,000, and by 6% in the late-afternoon window to 712,000.

Overall last season, early-afternoon games on Sundays were up 7% from 2015 to a Canadian-record average audience of 743,000, according to Numeris figures supplied by CTV in January. Late-afternoon games on Sundays were up 2% in 2016 from 2015, to 888,000.

Sunday-afternoon NFL viewership numbers in Canada traditionally jump after the conclusion of the CFL season in November.

Sunday night viewership in the U.S. last year dropped 10%.

Earlier this week the Sporting News reported that NFL TV ratings in the U.S. are down overall in 2017 -- specifically, 7% year-over-year and 15% over the same timeframe compared to 2015, the record year in America for NFL TV ratings.

The average TV audience for all NFL games this season in the U.S. is 15.156 million viewers, down from 16.371 million in 2016, and from 18.438 million in 2015.

Overall NFL viewership in Canada last year rose 2% over 2015.
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Just finished a live chat with Rogers and got NFL Sunday Ticket added - $130 lump sum cost. CSR said DAZN wouldn't allow them to add it back to the Sports Pak or charge on a monthly basis. $130 is pricey for only 2.5 months for the regular season, but worth it to get away from DAZN
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jadephoenixx wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 2:49 pm
Just finished a live chat with Rogers and got NFL Sunday Ticket added - $130 lump sum cost. CSR said DAZN wouldn't allow them to add it back to the Sports Pak or charge on a monthly basis. $130 is pricey for only 2.5 months for the regular season, but worth it to get away from DAZN
This is a rip off. Not only 6 weeks into the season but NO redzone nor playoffs. I get Sunday ticket because redzone alone is worth it for me.
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jadephoenixx wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 2:49 pm
Just finished a live chat with Rogers and got NFL Sunday Ticket added - $130 lump sum cost. CSR said DAZN wouldn't allow them to add it back to the Sports Pak or charge on a monthly basis. $130 is pricey for only 2.5 months for the regular season, but worth it to get away from DAZN
Seems cheaper to add a time zone pack. I think there were 4 games this past weekend that I didn't get on cable with a time shift pack. $130 for 11 weeks and really just 40-50 out of market games seems crazy to me considering how many games are being made available on cable. Especially when it doesn't come with Red Zone or come in the Super Sports Pack.
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TheGr8One wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 3:02 pm
Seems cheaper to add a time zone pack. I think there were 4 games this past weekend that I didn't get on cable with a time shift pack. $130 for 11 weeks and really just 40-50 out of market games seems crazy to me considering how many games are being made available on cable. Especially when it doesn't come with Red Zone or come in the Super Sports Pack.
willdacanucker wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 2:55 pm
This is a rip off. Not only 6 weeks into the season but NO redzone nor playoffs. I get Sunday ticket because redzone alone is worth it for me.
Yup, I agree it's a rip off. If it was not for the fact that hubby absolutely hated DAZN and is a huge NFL fan and follows the 49ers, I would have passed.
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$130 from Rogers would have been worth it IF it included redzone. I've had no problem at all with DAZN since it's shaky first week and will continue to stick with them.
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I didn't go through every page in this thread but I'm wondering if there are really only a handful of people that are NOT having problems with the service?
I've been using the app for a month now and since subscribing I've streamed all the games on Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights, live and archived games. Not exaggerating, I watch probably every game of the week, except for the Browns Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes. I've never had a problem with any of the games and I tested the app on Chrome browser, my Android phone (ZTE X4), and PS4. I'm located in the tri-cities, BC area. This news about NFL Sunday ticket going back to cable is bad news for users like myself because I loathe these cable companies and news like this just mean they can continue on with their price gouging. If DAZN does not continue next season, I hope there will at least be another streaming service to take its place. It's nice to cut cable and still be able to watch football anywhere!
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Doodledad wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 3:53 pm
I didn't go through every page in this thread but I'm wondering if there are really only a handful of people that are NOT having problems with the service?
I've been using the app for a month now and since subscribing I've streamed all the games on Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights, live and archived games. Not exaggerating, I watch probably every game of the week, except for the Browns Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes. I've never had a problem with any of the games and I tested the app on Chrome browser, my Android phone (ZTE X4), and PS4. I'm located in the tri-cities, BC area. This news about NFL Sunday ticket going back to cable is bad news for users like myself because I loathe these cable companies and news like this just mean they can continue on with their price gouging. If DAZN does not continue next season, I hope there will at least be another streaming service to take its place. It's nice to cut cable and still be able to watch football anywhere!
An exclusive online OR cable online package is bad for everyone.

We should have the option to consume the media how we see fit. If that's paying $200 to get pristine coverage to my living room TV setup then I should have that option just like you with your $20 sub that isn't working well for 100% of the viewers.

If this is our future then we're about to start going backwards in what we define as acceptable viewing. Too many factors go into a streaming service to make it perfect in terms of quality, reception, lag, etc....all things cable has figured out for the most part.

I'd argue it's like you buying a new $18K sedan from a Mazda or Honda but someone paying $70K for a BMW. There's a market for both and we shouldn't be forced into 1 or the other as consumers. We should have the option to purchase what our budget and existing setup allows for.

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