The Crew Television Thread

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by ZipSix, Feb 7, 2014.

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  1. jschwarz

    jschwarz Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I emailed MLS yesterday asking this very thing and here is the response I received:

    "The information we currently have is that the Crew's blackout region is remaining unchanged. Clubs are still in the process of completing their local TV partnerships for 2015, so policies may change."
     
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  2. TKyle

    TKyle Moderator
    Staff Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Dec 28, 2014
    Buckeye Nation
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [Dons his flame-resistant suit in preparation for this post]
    You gotta admit, this thread--119 pages and 2900+ posts--is a bit daunting to read, or even skim through, and as a newbie, I haven't tackled the search functions yet.
    I was hoping some kind soul could answer two simple questions for me.
    1) I've heard/read rumors that Precourt was going to try to find a way out of the 2 yr TWC deal. Any progress or hope, or is it a done deal for 2015?
    2) Will Dwight Burgess still be the announcer on the TWC broadcasts this year? (Can't see why that would change).
    Thanks in advance.
    [Googles location of the nearest hospital burn unit]
     
  3. Kyle Crew

    Kyle Crew Member+

    Feb 23, 2013
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1) Nothing is changing.
    2) Don't see why it would change.
     
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  4. TKyle

    TKyle Moderator
    Staff Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Dec 28, 2014
    Buckeye Nation
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You were. You just didn't realize it.
    [Spoken in her high-pitched voice]: "Then, after mincing into fine pieces, place Toronto into a blender and puree for 90 minutes. Repeat this process season after season."
     
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  5. MFRONE

    MFRONE Member+

    Jul 24, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Time Warner stepping up their game by announcing they will broadcast both Crew SC matches in Austin live in HD.

    Game 1 is Friday at 6:45pm and the 2nd will be determined based on the result
     
  6. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I might have figured out a way for me to be able to watch all the games.

    Unfortunately though it is because our company's Columbus office is being closed. :(

    Right now it looks like I might be moving to Atlanta or Chicago.
     
  7. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry to hear that....
     
  8. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks. The whole situation really sucks but looking at the different options.
     
  9. cam5fc

    cam5fc Member+

    Sep 23, 2008
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will they be blacked out in Austin or in Columbus? ;)
     
  10. CybrSlydr

    CybrSlydr Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Jun 30, 2013
    Douglas, WY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bummer man. :( Hope something works out for you!

    That's one thing I don't like about moving away from Ohio - being an out of state sports fan is tough.
     
  11. TKyle

    TKyle Moderator
    Staff Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Dec 28, 2014
    Buckeye Nation
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That sucks. Sorry to hear it, man.
    If you wind up moving, just don't become a F!re or an Atlanta Phoenix/City/Silverbacks/Chiefs/FC/SC United (0r whatever retread poser name they choose) fan....
     
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  12. CybrSlydr

    CybrSlydr Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Jun 30, 2013
    Douglas, WY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've seen tweets that the Aztex will be broadcasting the games on YouTube - so if you can't get TWC, you can watch the stream on YouTube. Hope it works well! Glad they're doing it too.
     
  13. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fire Fire Fire Fire Fire.

    Nah, I couldn't do that.
     
  14. zman31

    zman31 Member+

    May 5, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any known establishments with TWC?
     
  15. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    I can't believe your company is so supportive of its employees' desires to watch Crew games they're willing to close the office and transfer staff. Crew's TV deal: driving businesses at least 75 miles away from Columbus!
     
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  16. ZipSix

    ZipSix BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 20, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If only your office had free agency.
     
  17. speedye1

    speedye1 Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    Wonder if TW/Insight customers will get HD this year? My expectations are not high after promises of mid season last year and still no HD. Anyone heard any updates?
     
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  18. B-M-T

    B-M-T Member

    Jun 23, 2001
    Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I assume Dwight will still be sitting the a small closet in downtown Columbus watching the Live Feed from the away games and will be describing what he sees on the monitor, just like last year.
     
  19. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pretty much how it is done in other countries in a lot of cases. I recall back in the day one of the "Soccer Made in Germany" episodes showed how it was done--there was a central production center (in Cologne, I think, at Deutsche Welle HQ) with announcers in a number of different languages (I recall the Spanish version being shown--a game I had actually attended). It is not optimal, of course.
     
  20. NewEnglandClamChowder

    Jul 28, 2012
    The Eyetalian Village, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Not television, but media - has anyone else grown tired of Andrew King? Just curious.
     
  21. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Member+

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    I was on the phone with TWC yesterday evening and asked about deployment of TWCSC in HD to the former Insight customers. I got the usual bit about it being scheduled but no firm date. I also asked if I could watch the Crew in HD if I subscribed to Direct Kick but unsurprisingly they black it out for TWC customers as well as WOW and U-Verse.

    TWC tech support sent me to their customer service location to exchange a cable box (which it turned out they don't carry) and the rep there said she didn't know either.
     
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  22. patricksp

    patricksp 91.9 Crew Fan Rating

    Nov 4, 2007
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think they sent them to some away games, I did not believe it until they tweeted pictures that they were there.
     
  23. ZipSix

    ZipSix BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 20, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The high quality TWC service we've all come to expect.
     
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  24. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At least you are never disappointed.... ;)
     
  25. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought Direct Kick was no more this year?

    But yeah...if you had the combination of Time Warner (regardless of former Insight or not) with Direct Kick, that channel should not be blacked out, even if you're given the Columbus feed vs other customers getting the opponent's feed.
     

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