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CBC in SLC?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hello,
I just booked a trip to SLC for Feb 19-23, which I just realized coincides with the start of Olympic hockey?  I usually don't miss a game for Canada unless I'm stuck at work.  

Does anyone know if they have CBC in Salt Lake City (as they do in New York State)?  Otherwise, does anyone know where I could find the games in a sports bar or restaurant?
post #2 of 18
What's a CBC?
post #3 of 18
You will have to cancel your trip. Watching Hockey on TEEEVEEE >> skiing in real life. ;) Can't you just tivo it? 
post #4 of 18
 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

But.......CTV, along with TSN and Sportsnet will be doing the Vancouver Olympics this year.
post #5 of 18
 But to answer your question, i didn't have any Canadian channels at my hotel in SLC last year.

.....and it didn't seem like much of a hockey town.

BUT there should be decent Olympic Coverage. While the Americans might not broadcast as many full hockey games (and will probably have much less curling), you should be able to get your fix.
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

You will have to cancel your trip. Watching Hockey on TEEEVEEE >> skiing in real life. ;) Can't you just tivo it? 

Obviously skiing will come first, but I do believe the lifts shut down around 4pm.  

You'd have to be Canadian to get it... I can't think of anything in US sports that quite compares.  Maybe a New Yorker or New Englander missing the Yankees or Red Sox in the world series.  

And this only comes around every 4 years.
post #7 of 18
Do you have a DVR?  Much easier to record and see later than too have to ski later.  It is Utah ski hard.
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post

Do you have a DVR?  Much easier to record and see later than too have to ski later.  It is Utah ski hard.

I can't believe people are passing this out as a serious suggestion!!!!

As I said, I'll be skiing hard until 4pm when the lifts close.  After that, I'd like it to be hockey time.  
post #9 of 18
maybe internet radio will work?
post #10 of 18
 See if you can find a condo with satellite TV.  Maybe they would have access.  There also might be some kind of pay-per-view options on the local cable.  

CBC has much better Olympic coverage than any US networks, even if you're not watching hockey.  They spend more time on sports and less on feel good bios.  Another advantage is that they cover interesting competitions that don't just include national favorites.  You can see that it is much more international than the US networks show.  The Olympics really are not the US vs. everyone else.  When I watch the Olympics, winter or summer, it's almost always on CBC.
post #11 of 18
There is a sports Bar down near the E-Center (where the Utah Grizzlies Play) called the Puck.  I  bet they would have it if anyone in Ut does.
post #12 of 18
Sling Box??
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by steelman View Post

There is a sports Bar down near the E-Center (where the Utah Grizzlies Play) called the Puck.  I  bet they would have it if anyone in Ut does.

Thanks!  I'll definitely pursue this.  

I checked into the internet video option, and it looks like CTV requires a Canadian IP address. 
post #14 of 18
Either set up a Slingbox at your house before you go and view over the interweb machine (it can even change the channels on your Cable box so you can switch around at will) or take a look at www.myp2p.eu someone will usually stream any major matches on there.

Of course, the local pub would be a lot cheaper (unless you drink like me)!!
post #15 of 18
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I checked into the internet video option, and it looks like CTV requires a Canadian IP address. 

 

Then the best way to resolve this issue is to get one of those filters which masks your IP address.  It's designed to block hackers, but can also give you access when you'll need it.
You'll then be able to check the live Olympic feeds being broadcast from CTV, TSN and Rogers Sportsnet.
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by Beric in Whistler View Post




Then the best way to resolve this issue is to get one of those filters which masks your IP address.  It's designed to block hackers, but can also give you access when you'll need it.
You'll then be able to check the live Olympic feeds being broadcast from CTV, TSN and Rogers Sportsnet.
Or install software on your laptap that masks your IP Address.  I use software called GhostSurf to mask my computer when on the Internet.  www.tenebril.com/consumer/ghostsurf   I wonder if something like that would allow you to access CTV Internet video?
post #17 of 18
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Call me crazy, but I'm not sure if the IP address masks would work.  Wouldn't the streaming video overload the proxies?  I'm not a super tech guy, and haven't used masks/proxies in a long time, but I'm not sure if it would be economically feasible to run a proxy (mask) that allowed transfers of that much data.  I guess I should check it out.
post #18 of 18
If there was a problem with this approach, I don't think it would be due to the proxies.  I've downloaded lots of huge files, some approaching a half Gig (insert standard porn joke here) while masked through the Ghost Surf proxy.  But then again, I'm no techy either, and CBC might be set up to not connect to a masked IP address.

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Call me crazy, but I'm not sure if the IP address masks would work.  Wouldn't the streaming video overload the proxies?  I'm not a super tech guy, and haven't used masks/proxies in a long time, but I'm not sure if it would be economically feasible to run a proxy (mask) that allowed transfers of that much data.  I guess I should check it out.
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