|The Death Star sez: "No NHL Network for you!"|
We have tried to reach a fair, long-term deal with NHL Network in order to continue delivering this channel to U-verse TV U450 and Sports Tier customers. Unfortunately, it appears that as of midnight EST, Oct. 1, NHL Network will no longer be available on U-verse TV because we will no longer have an acceptable agreement to carry the channel. We are always open to considering a fair and detailed proposal from NHL Network.
U-verse TV customers can continue to watch their home team and other teams play on NBC, Versus or on their area’s local regional sports network. These networks are delivering over 100 games this season, which is more televised live NHL hockey games than ever before.The NHL and NHL Network apparently had nothing to say publicly on the matter.
We've been down this road before, and I offered what I thought were five reasonable principles that the NHL should operate by when it comes to delivering content to viewers. I'll stand by that - these companies aren't looking out for the fans.
Let's hope that this gets straightened out as soon as possible.