Bah, it's the same old story - a runaround. NHL directs me to Rogers, Rogers directs me to regional, regional directs me to NHL.
At the end of the day, many people are left with less choice & more expensive alternatives, and the companies in charge laugh all the way to the bank.
You can blame whoever you want. Just trying to put some facts out there, but don't let them get in the way of a good rant.
The NHL sets the terms for broadcasts of its product - plain and simple.
When will the Rogers game centre live French package be available? The website states starting in October , but I only see the option to sign up for the full RGCL @ $180.
Hi Keener_7 - the set-top-box version of the NHL French Pacakage (ie. NHL Centre Ice type product) is already available to order (just speak to a Live Chat or Customer Care agent). For the internet version of the NHL French Package (ie. RGCL type product) it's going to be available to buy later in the season, but until then the games themselves will be accessible for FREE (both with or without the larger RGCL subscription). Hope that helps!
Just spoke to somebody at Rogers, and they told me that the $59.99 french only habs/senators package is only available if you buy the NHL center ice package as well. Please clarify as I thought that a you only have to get the $59.99 package as that would be limited to the 60/54 french games - so there is no need to buy the entire NHL center ice package.
Thanks for your reply but now I am a little more confused. From your post I understand that when the season starts I will be able to stream out of market habs games that are being broadcast in french via my PC for Free? If so, this is great news.
I would just like to add that I am not a Rogers customer and Rogers service is not avaiable in my area.
Things still seem very convoluted to me at the moment. For example how would I have acess to to RGCL if I do not have a subscription? At what website would I view the games?
I have spoken to a rogers service rep on several diffrent occasions both via phone and live chat. It has been of very little help to me. Often they are not aware of the french package or how to access it.
It just that the season is getting close to start, and Im trying to get things figured out. Any more information that you could provoid me regarding these issues would be much appreciated by both myseilf and many others.
Hi ey14033 - the information you were given is incorrect. The $59.99 NHL French Package is an alternative to the full NHL Centre Ice for those that only want to get the 60 Habs / 54 Sens French broadcasts that RDS is now blacking out West of Belleville, ON. That said, you do get these games in the full package also, so that may be where there was some confusion.
Hi Matthew - I'll try to clear it up for you. We're also trying to clarify these details with the Customer Service teams also, but here's the skinny...
The NHL French Package
A couple other notes -
It's alot to digest, but hopefully that helps.
ok so I'm young and working and can afford the expensive cable package to watch all Habs games in Toronto.
Where I have a problem is that Rogers stole hockey from my mom!
My mom is poor and retired and live near Montreal.
For all her life she could watch at least one Habs game a week on TV over the air until last year.
This year Rogers stole that right from poor people.
CBC and City are only showing Habs games once in a while.
This is the worst thing Rogers could do the the NHL fans.
Despite the commercials from rogers to give themselved a good image it's not working on me.
Rogers stole our sports and tries to force people to pay to watch.
That's all I have to say
Can't get the french game today. I did purchase French Package but for some reason, for this Sunday afternoon game they are not broadcasting the MTL vs CAR game. This sucks.