Center Ice to be $50 or $60 in 2013

Bruce Bennett

The NHL is discounting Cent(re/er) ice roughly 40% this season, what do you think?

From DirecTV yesterday Center Ice appears to be 4 payments of $14.99 in the States. If you pro-rate last year's $172 cost down from 82 to 48 games it's roughly a 40% discount. It will also include a free preview until 1/31.

If you watch Center Ice on cable instead of satellite you get $10 off, presumably for not getting HD feeds of all the games like you would on DirecTV.

I know a lot of people were mistakenly hoping that it'd be free, but is 40% off a nice enough deal to get you to come back, seeing as fans are coming back in droves anyways?

Update For Rogers Customers

We received the following information via a Rogers press release. Give them a call and get your just desserts:

Free preview of NHL Centre Ice and TSN HD:

  • Rogers customers can enjoy a free preview of the NHL Centre Ice package from Jan. 19 to Jan. 31
  • Rogers customers can also purchase NHL Centre Ice à la carte for the reduced cost of $49.99 for a one-time fee for the full season
  • Rogers digital TV customers who subscribe to TSN can tune into TSN HD until April 30, 2013 at no additional cost

Rogers wireless customers from coast to coast can catch CBC's Hockey Night in Canada on their smartphones

  • The Rogers Anyplace TV mobile app features live CBC Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts of all national games
  • For $5/month, the app provides 5 hours of viewing with overage charges of $1 per additional hour. Until April 30, 2013 overage charges are waived providing unlimited viewing
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