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NHL® CENTER ICE®

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MAKE EVERY GAME A HOME GAME

Follow your favorite teams and players without leaving home.

  • Get up to 40 out-of-market games a week during the regular season
  • Catch up on games you may have missed each day with replay games
  • Dual feeds of select games let you choose your home town announcers
  • Watch all the games airing in NHL® CENTER ICE® at once on the mosaic channel
  • Includes NHL® CENTER ICE® Extra, a live source for scores, stats, game previews and recaps
  • HD games available in select areas*
*Suggested Retail Price. Blackout restrictions apply. May not be available in all areas. Programming subject to change. Availability of HD games and dual-feeds varies by market. NHL®, CENTER ICE® and Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL® Shield is a trademark of the National Hockey League. NHL® and team marks are the property of the NHL® and its teams. ©2012 NHL®. All Rights Reserved.
Click on a category of questions below:

NHL® CENTER ICE® questions

Q: WHAT IS NHL® CENTER ICE®?
A: NHL® CENTER ICE® is a digital subscription programming package of NHL regular season games that are played outside your local viewing area. The hockey games included in NHL® CENTER ICE® are in addition to those available on VS, NHL Network, NBC, and your in-market networks (such as a regional sports network and/or over-the-air station).

Q: HOW MANY GAMES CAN I EXPECT TO SEE ON NHL® CENTER ICE®?
A: As an NHL® CENTER ICE® subscriber, you will see up to 40 games a week (from outside your local viewing area) throughout the regular season, plus premier Canadian match-ups.

Q: WHAT CHANNELS IS NHL® CENTER ICE® PROGRAMMING ON?
A: Channels vary by cable system. Please check your programming guide.

Q: ARE PLAYOFF GAMES INCLUDED IN NHL® CENTER ICE®?
A: No. They are available on national networks.

Q: IF I ONLY WANT TO WATCH MY HOME TEAM, SHOULD I PURCHASE NHL® CENTER ICE®?
A: No, NHL® CENTER ICE® is designed for you to be able to watch games other then just your home team. Local games are generally available on your RSN or over-the-air network.

General

Q: DO I HAVE TO HAVE DIGITAL CABLE TO GET THIS PACKAGE?
A: NHL® CENTER ICE® is available with digital cable.

Q: WHAT NATIONAL NETWORKS CARRY NHL GAMES?
A: VS, NHL Network and NBC.

Blackout

Q: WHAT ARE BLACKOUTS?
A: The process of preventing a television signal from reaching a particular area of the country, in order to protect the local television rightsholder of a particular game.

Q: WHY ARE THERE BLACKOUTS?
A: Blackout restrictions exist to protect the local television telecasters of each NHL game in the local markets of the teams. Blackouts are not based on arena sell-outs. Keep in mind that blackout policies and restrictions are different for every sports package that your system may carry.

Schedule

Q: HOW CAN I GET AN NHL® CENTER ICE® SCHEDULE?
A: Click here for the schedule.

How To Order

Q: DO I HAVE TO ORDER THE FREE PREVIEW?
A: No. Just tune to the NHL® CENTER ICE® channels and enjoy the games!

Q: HOW DO I ORDER THE NHL® CENTER ICE® PACKAGE ON SPORTS iN DEMAND?
A: Ordering methods vary by cable system. You may also be able to order via the telephone, the internet or your cable remote.

Q: DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT TO VIEW NHL® CENTER ICE® ON SPORTS iN DEMAND? DO I NEED A CABLE BOX, FOR EXAMPLE?
A: You will need a digital cable box.

Troubleshooting Questions:

Q: I ORDERED THE NHL® CENTER ICE® PACKAGE AND IT’S NOT SHOWING UP ON MY TELEVISION.
A: Call your local cable company to have the problem corrected.

 

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