NHL Centre Ice Returns for the 2021-2022 Season
ContentsWhat you get How to subscribe Required hardware Regional availability NHL Blackouts Frequently asked questions
OverviewShaw Direct is pleased to offer NHL Centre Ice for the 2021-2022 hockey season! Delivering up to 40 regular season out-of-market NHL games per week in high definition, NHL Centre Ice gives you access to every bone-crushing hit, every top corner snipe and every pad-stacking save that takes place outside of your local viewing area. It’s the ultimate package for hockey fans.
What you get
All subscriptions to NHL Centre Ice grant access to all 16 Shaw Direct NHL Centre Ice HD Sports channels. Pricing and package availability will update as the season progresses:
- Early Bird pricing is available October 7, 2021, to October 31, 2021, and provides access to the entire NHL season from October 12, 2021, to April 30, 2022.
- Regular Season is available November 1, 2021, to January 2, 2022, and provides access to the entire NHL season from November 1, 2021, to April 30, 2022.
- Half Season pricing is available January 3, 2022, to March 10, 2022, and provides access to the entire NHL season from January 3, 2022, to April 30, 2022.
- Race to the Playoffs pricing is available March 11, 2022, to April 30, 2022, and provides access to the entire NHL season from March 11, 2022, to April 30, 2022.
How to subscribe
NHL Centre Ice is available on the Shaw Direct 600 series: Advanced HDPVR (630), Advanced HD Receiver (605), and the Essential HD Receiver (600), and the 800 series: Advanced HDPVR (830) and the Essential HD Receiver (800). If you are uncertain as to whether you have one of these digital boxes you can see below for reference images or you can contact us.
Advanced HD Receiver 605
Essential HD Receiver 600
Advanced HDPVR 630
NHL Centre Ice is available in the following locations:
NHL Centre Ice games are subject to regional blackouts. Blackouts are the result of broadcasting restrictions imposed by broadcasters, professional sports teams, and leagues in order to help foster fan support that generates revenue for local teams.
More information about blackouts, including regional blackout schedules, check here.
Frequently asked questions
What is MPEG-4?
MPEG-4 allows content to be delivered with a higher quality and less bandwidth is used. All Shaw Direct satellite receivers available since 2011 are MPEG-4 compatible. This includes the following models:
- Essential HD Receiver (HDDSR 600, HDDSR 800)
- Advanced HD Receiver (HDDSR 605)
- Advanced HDPVR (HDPVR 630, HDPVR 830)
Why is NHL CI only available in MPEG-4?
MPEG-4 allows us to offer more games in total and offer all games in HD.
NHL Centre Ice will only be available on certain receivers which support MPEG-4.
If I subscribed to NHL Centre Ice last season, do I have to re-subscribe?