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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Update: I've added the dates/times of the four Disson broadcasts to my post above.



    You're very welcome.
    [As for last year, I thought NBC aired also some taped coverage of the five GPs other than Skate America + the GP Final -- comparable to the taped coverage scheduled for this year. In any case, agree that we'll take whatever NBC offers. ]

    Did they? Rats, I missed it!

    I wonder if the network offered the coverage and my local affiliate didn't pick it up? Regrettably they do sometimes substitute paid programming on Saturday afternoons. Sigh. Well, I hope my local affiliate offers everything on the NBC schedule this year. Thanks to your kindness, I can keep an eye out for it this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    2013-14 NBC BROADCAST SCHEDULE
    - Schedule subject to change
    - All times Eastern
    - Check local listings
    - Does not include coverage of 2014 Olympic Winter Games
    - Source: http://www.usfsa.org/content/FactSheet.pdf (p. 7)
    UPDATE on the NBC schedule (for GPs + GPF; U.S. Nationals; and ISU championships) that is in post #10 on page 1 of this thread:

    - A slightly updated version of the schedule is available here ("prettied up" with photos of all the current U.S. champs ):
    > Clicking on the schedule will make it larger.
    > The list does not include coverage of Olympic figure skating.

    ETA, the same updated schedule graphic -- at perhaps a more readable size -- is on the Facebook page of USFS:

    - Time changes/verification for U.S. Nationals are the only mini-revisions in the newly tweeted schedule:
    • Jan 11, 8-11 pm LIVE (+ 3-6 pm live, same as before)
    • Jan 12, 3-5 pm LIVE
    I have edited post #10 to include these mini-changes.

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    Thanks SO MUCH!

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    I am going to echo Olympia and add my thanks to golden for keeping us up to date on the TV schedule!

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    My pleasure, gang.

    FYI, I have since seen the same updated NBC schedule graphic -- at perhaps a more readable size -- on the Facebook page of USFS:

    (I have added the Facebook link to my two posts above.)

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    universal sports coverage is good!

    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    My pleasure, gang.

    FYI, I have since seen the same updated NBC schedule graphic -- at perhaps a more readable size -- on the Facebook page of USFS:

    (I have added the Facebook link to my two posts above.)
    I just checked the Universal Sports site and they have the Grand Prix series posted. It seems they are covering all the short porgrams for every Grand Prix event and ome of the long program events as well ( I assume it is those not being covered by NBC ). I switched to Direct Tv last year and I must say I am very pleased with it and it doesnt cost me any more than cable did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    My pleasure, gang.

    FYI, I have since seen the same updated NBC schedule graphic -- at perhaps a more readable size -- on the Facebook page of USFS:

    (I have added the Facebook link to my two posts above.)
    Golden, you are THE BEST! Thank you so much!

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    Finally, I was able to get Universal Sports through DISH and while it isn't HD, it has good coverage of Olympic sports. Last week I watched about 10 hours of the gymnastics from the world championships. I do have to pay more however.

    IN has improved vastly over the years. I recently bought a new laptop and can very easily plug it into my tv and use it as a monitor. Even before I could do this, I found IN a worthy value.

    The combination of U Sports and IN (and occasionally NBC) provides more coverage than I ever thought imaginable. But I do sympathize strongly with those who aren't able to access U Sports.

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    One of the tellers in my bank is a big skating fan, and she and I have lamented the lack of skating coverage on regular TV lately. (Neither of us gets all the internet and satellite dish stuff.) Thanks to you, Golden, I was able to print out the schedule and take it to her. She was thrilled to see how many opportunities she'd have to see at least some skating this fall. The fact that a lot of it isn't live is small potatoes to us.

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    On Mon Oct 14, NBC's Today show will celebrate the Rockefeller Center skating rink's official reopening for the season.
    I think that a prominent skater usually is on hand for the opening hoopla, although none is mentioned at the link above.

    [BTW, seems that the rink itself will be open for business as of Sat Oct 12, which is tomorrow ... so I wonder(??) whether Weekend Today will steal a little thunder and have a bit of related programming.
    http://www.patinagroup.com/restauran...y-schedule.pdf]

    In any case, I expect that skaters soon will start making Today show appearances for occasional mini-interviews and performances to promote NBC's GP coverage ... and to build interest for the Olympics.
    If/when specific dates and names come to my attention, I will post them in this thread. I hope that others will do the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    One of the tellers in my bank is a big skating fan, and she and I have lamented the lack of skating coverage on regular TV lately. (Neither of us gets all the internet and satellite dish stuff.) Thanks to you, Golden, I was able to print out the schedule and take it to her. She was thrilled to see how many opportunities she'd have to see at least some skating this fall. The fact that a lot of it isn't live is small potatoes to us.
    Thx for the positive reinforcement, Olympia.
    (Off topic: Very cool that you have such a friendly relationship with your bank teller. Kind of a rarity in this day and age, what with the mega-banks steering their customers to ATMs instead of live human beings.)

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    Isn't it lucky that the network that's covering the Olympics happens to be the network with the rink right outside its studio? So they have an incentive to feature skaters on their morning news show throughout the next few months.

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    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy - I just moved and now have Direct....Just called AT&T and had the sports package added to get Universal. It's costing me $12.95/month and I'll just cancel it after Worlds. It's worth it to me. Of course there are a jillion channels with sports probably down to junior football that I will never watch!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    On Mon Oct 14, NBC's Today show will celebrate the Rockefeller Center skating rink's official reopening for the season.
    I think that a prominent skater usually is on hand for the opening hoopla, although none is mentioned at the link above.
    Elvis Stojko will be on the Today show on Mon Oct 14 (tomorrow), according to a tweet from Disson Skating.

    ETA:
    The main segment with Stojko (interview + performance) aired at approx. 9:49 ET ... in case anyone in another time zone wants to catch it.
    He gave a crowd-pleasing performance to "My Sharona."
    ETA, sarahhughesnyc posted video of this morning's performance on Instagram:
    No ice cut & cold temperature doesn't stop Elvis Stojko from being a rock star & throwing a triple toe down on @todayshow @rockcenternyc #StillGotIt
    http://instagram.com/p/fc3iSKiENf/
    In the interview with Willie Geist, Stojko was allowed to give multiple plugs: the Disson skating/gymnastics show; his acting role in "Chicago," which will include appearances on Broadway and elsewhere (Toronto?); his upcoming autobiography; and something else -- some kind of auto racing??
    Briefer glimpses of Stojko also were seen in teases starting at 8:30. In one of the teases, Natalie Morales was in skates on the ice with Stojko.
    BTW, I was surprised that I never heard any mention that Stojko is Canadian. (I have some Canadian blood, and I love Canadians -- but think that those in the Today show's mostly American audience who pay little attention to skating might be puzzled along the lines of, "I've heard of Boitano and Eldredge, but this guy's name does not ring a bell.")

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    Figure skating TV scedule

    my local listings say NBC.

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    Just checked & Heather now has the NBC tv listings up on her site.

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