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    So I'm watching the 360 whip around show. Does anyone know why they keep going to a break while the games are going on? It seems so odd during the half that they need to go to break of the empty studio. I could understand if it was a commercial but it isn't even that

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    My understanding is they have sold commercials in the US for those slots but not in Canada.

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    Just a reminder that MLS Season Pass also has TFCII games on it


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    Only for Yanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Inbetween View Post
    I wouldnít watch mls unless you paid me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Areathrasher View Post
    Only for Yanks
    Apparently not


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    Just got it this month. Production value is mediocre, studio set-up is alright, commentators are kinda garbage, Iím shocked Iím spending this much and am very much debating to just find janky online streams after this month.

    This was a terrible idea by MLS and Iím sure viewing numbers are also terrible

    Edit: watching 360 show great idea, but the graphics on all these broadcasts feel so beer league

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    Quote Originally Posted by portu View Post
    Just got it this month. Production value is mediocre, studio set-up is alright, commentators are kinda garbage, I’m shocked I’m spending this much and am very much debating to just find janky online streams after this month.

    This was a terrible idea by MLS and I’m sure viewing numbers are also terrible

    Edit: watching 360 show great idea, but the graphics on all these broadcasts feel so beer league
    I give you the commentators are...uneven.

    But production values? Local coverage for most MLS teams until this year were OneSoccer level - 3 cameras in some stadiums & rarely HD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    I give you the commentators are...uneven.

    But production values? Local coverage for most MLS teams until this year were OneSoccer level - 3 cameras in some stadiums & rarely HD.
    I don’t know I never watched most of the league outside of a select few teams, but for TFC I just don’t see it as any upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by portu View Post
    I don’t know I never watched most of the league outside of a select few teams, but for TFC I just don’t see it as any upgrade
    It's an upgrade by subtraction not to have to listen to last year's TFC commentators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    It's an upgrade by subtraction not to have to listen to last year's TFC commentators.
    Completely agree. Itís a treat not being subject to Caldwellís brilliant brilliantness.

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    Have to admit I find the apple package light-years ahead of tsns coverage. I get the price argument if you already have tsn, but quality wise for Tfc and especially for following the league as a whole it's just so much better for me

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    Yeh, the advance in TV coverage for the rest of the league is pretty much my highlight for this season


    God that's depressing...true...but depressing

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    Weirdness - went to watch the full replay of the game and every time that they switch to a replay/close-up, it's blacked out... First couple of times I thought it was my connection, then pieced it together and what the hell... "the crowd's booing, here's a view of that handball". Some sort of licensing issue they have?

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    I think they need to step up their game. At best, I think the quality is uneven.

    Guys like Wiebe were fine when the vibe of this league was a podcast recorded in someoneís basement. Today: not good enough, lights are too bright for him.

    They need to tighten the ship. I tune in every week expecting something clean and consistent (it is centralized after all). Feel like Iím getting babble gaf and they can barely keep up with the information flow coming at them.

    I think there are too many games on the single time slot and they need to dial it back with some things on the afternoon.

    Overall, Iím hanging on by a thread. 49% chance I cancel this next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoesphNdo View Post
    Have to admit I find the apple package light-years ahead of tsns coverage. I get the price argument if you already have tsn, but quality wise for Tfc and especially for following the league as a whole it's just so much better for me
    I agree completely but Apple are doing a fairly shit job outside the 90 minutes of play. Did we really need to watch a blank black screen with no sound 3 times before the Nashville - Crew match last night? Did we need 1/2 their national anthem before it was cut to black? Do we need that many minutes of a wide angle aerial view of the stadium with their Apple message on the bottom in every language?

    Bothers me that they're not even working out the bugs. Same issues in week one are still here and most are simple fixes and to not fix it is ridiculous. I get it, it's a paid subscription but I would rather watch commercials, even for their crummy Apple shows, than the black screen or the intermittent view of the stadium with random sound/mute. Then the commentators; to be nice at least half are garbage. The other 50% has about 45% of meh and there are a few good ones. That needs to be addressed in the off season for sure.

    As for the 7:30 slot issue? I don't care that much but they're missing out by not having a consistent Friday & Sunday night match. I think that's just a miss on their part. They could also have at least one afternoon Saturday match slot for people waiting for the 7:30 matches.

    But it's still better than anything we got on TSN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    I agree completely but Apple are doing a fairly shit job outside the 90 minutes of play. Did we really need to watch a blank black screen with no sound 3 times before the Nashville - Crew match last night? Did we need 1/2 their national anthem before it was cut to black? Do we need that many minutes of a wide angle aerial view of the stadium with their Apple message on the bottom in every language?

    Bothers me that they're not even working out the bugs. Same issues in week one are still here and most are simple fixes and to not fix it is ridiculous. I get it, it's a paid subscription but I would rather watch commercials, even for their crummy Apple shows, than the black screen or the intermittent view of the stadium with random sound/mute. Then the commentators; to be nice at least half are garbage. The other 50% has about 45% of meh and there are a few good ones. That needs to be addressed in the off season for sure.

    As for the 7:30 slot issue? I don't care that much but they're missing out by not having a consistent Friday & Sunday night match. I think that's just a miss on their part. They could also have at least one afternoon Saturday match slot for people waiting for the 7:30 matches.

    But it's still better than anything we got on TSN.
    This is me.

    Of course if I didn't get the subscription with my season seats I wouldn't bother.

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    I am very surprised at Apple's fix it as we go approach to this service. They had enough notice prior to cutting over this season to their service where they should have worked out the kinks. I really expected a fairly polished offering. To come out with such a low rent version of a broadcast is pretty crazy. The types of technical issues they have and the frequency is nuts. But it is what it is to watch the team and luckily it is included for those of us with season seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    This is me.

    Of course if I didn't get the subscription with my season seats I wouldn't bother.
    I probably would have this season if not included with our seats because it was new but I wouldn't buy it next season if they decided to remove it as part of our SSH pack.

 

 

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