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Where is USA-VS Womens' Hockey? USA Network is showing a stupid Disney movie!
The stupid USA Network | 02/14/2009 | Alan

Posted on 02/14/2010 12:21:19 PM PST by kittycatonline.com

This a is a total vanity post, forgive me.

I'm trying to watch the USA-vs-China Women's Hockey game, which is supposed to be on the USA Network. Their schedule shows it, the USA Network website shows it.

But what is USA Network actually showing? The completely forgettable and unwanted Disney movie "Eight Below"

WHAT IS UP WITH THAT? Do the people at USA Network think it's funny?

I called our local cable company, and they're hearing it. Turns out USA Network is feeding the hockey game ONLY in HD, and have not notified anybody about it.

That, people, is basically the equivalent of USA Network giving us the big middle finger.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 2010olympics; hockey; stupiddisneymovie; teamusa; tv

1 posted on 02/14/2010 12:21:19 PM PST by kittycatonline.com
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To: kittycatonline.com

I’m watching USA right now and they are showing US v. China.


2 posted on 02/14/2010 12:22:10 PM PST by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

In HD, right? I called our local cable co, and they’re feeding us (GCI Cable, Alaska) “Eight Below” in non-HD. Cable co says they’re hearing it from customers.


3 posted on 02/14/2010 12:26:16 PM PST by kittycatonline.com
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

In HD, right? I called our local cable co, and they’re feeding us (GCI Cable, Alaska) “Eight Below” in non-HD. Cable co says they’re hearing it from customers.


4 posted on 02/14/2010 12:26:16 PM PST by kittycatonline.com
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To: kittycatonline.com

It’s normal cable (don’t get HD). I have AT&T U-Verse, so that might be why.


5 posted on 02/14/2010 12:29:35 PM PST by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: kittycatonline.com

I’m seeing hockey on both the HD and non-HD USA channels.


6 posted on 02/14/2010 12:38:44 PM PST by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a RINO? Donate to a different district.)
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To: kittycatonline.com

The ladies should be playing ringette, instead.


7 posted on 02/14/2010 12:40:24 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: kittycatonline.com

DirecTV is showing Olympics in both HD and non-HD.


8 posted on 02/14/2010 12:41:40 PM PST by tfbcowinafog
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To: kittycatonline.com

“Where is USA-VS Womens’ Hockey?”

Who cares?

“USA Network is showing a stupid Disney movie!”

Thank goodness, something entertaining!


9 posted on 02/14/2010 12:59:27 PM PST by Grunthor (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

Second period , USA 7 CHINA 0

Good game. Give the Chinese 8-10 years practice and experience and it’ll be a really good game.


10 posted on 02/14/2010 1:28:18 PM PST by Snowyman
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To: kittycatonline.com

CNBC


11 posted on 02/14/2010 1:29:33 PM PST by KansasCanadian (The president of the United States actually has to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.)
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Where is USA-VS Womens' Hockey?

I'm looking forward to the USA-VS Mens' Hockey game. I'll be rooting for the USA team, but the Mens' team looks like a tough team to beat.

12 posted on 02/14/2010 1:41:26 PM PST by Isabel C.
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To: kittycatonline.com
I tried watching the biathlon on NBC earlier today, but it was all commercials.
Two weeks to go and they can count me out as a viewer.
13 posted on 02/14/2010 1:46:18 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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The commercials and filler makes the Olympics unwatchable if you don’t have a DVR. Almost nothing seems live, anyway.


14 posted on 02/14/2010 1:48:40 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: Dr. Sivana
The ladies should be playing ringette, instead.

Ringette is quite interesting really, more of a passing and skills game than a physical game. I'd just as soon as see the ladies play hockey. Especially when the darned USA Network says they should be showin' it! Argh.

15 posted on 02/14/2010 4:26:12 PM PST by kittycatonline.com
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To: Dr. Sivana
The ladies should be playing ringette, instead.

Ringette is quite interesting really, more of a passing and skills game than a physical game. I'd just as soon as see the ladies play hockey. Especially when the darned USA Network says they should be showin' it! Argh.

16 posted on 02/14/2010 4:26:13 PM PST by kittycatonline.com
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To: kittycatonline.com

http://forums.usanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=442621&st=0&#entry1275465

If you read some of the replies on the above forum, it becomes a bit clearer. Apparently, it’s a blame game between USA Network and local cable providers. Looks like HD broadcast rights and analog broadcast rights aren’t the same thing.

I’m still blaming USA Network, though. They could at least have the decency to do a crawl explaining the situation.

(btw folks, I’m not double-posting these message. I’m clicking “Post” once.)


17 posted on 02/14/2010 4:31:51 PM PST by kittycatonline.com
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