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Looks like a case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing — or maybe some old hockey puck head injuries are haunting the NHL folks. Now the latest word from the NHL is that the problem with the blocking of some […]

Looks like a case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing — or maybe some old hockey puck head injuries are haunting the NHL folks. Now the latest word from the NHL is that the problem with the blocking of some of its YouTube embeds yesterday was due to both an “internal miscommunication,” and an internal “technical glitch” which have since “been corrected.”

“Someone made a technical mistake, not deliberate, it wasn’t detected right away, once it was, it was fixed…so there was an element of both [miscommunication and technical glitch].” — NHL PR

So the NHL says it is a glitch on their end which has now been fixed. Fair enough. Hopefully that “someone” didn’t lose their job or land in the corporate penalty box.

Only other weirdness is that earlier this morning, NHL’s Mark Fischel was quoted saying that YouTube was the culprit, according to this site (the site has since been changed):

Hope things are well, and please try to get this out to the bloggers who have been talking about this. The problem was a glitch in the system on Youtube’s end and is fixed now. It isn’t the NHL’s policy to prevent embedding of videos.

So more miscommunication in the morning’s PR response. Final answer — NHL says we screwed up and it’s now fixed and we will still allow embedding. Game on!

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  1. NewTeeVee » Is NHL putting YouTube Sharing on Ice? Wednesday, February 21, 2007

    [...] Update 2: NHL now says the problem was a glitch/miscommunication on their end. The conclusion to the story (hopefully this is it?) got so long, we wrote it up in a separate post. Update: NHL tells us: “We’re trying to determine why this happened…it wasn’t at our request. We have a call into YouTube and should be able to tell you more later today.” Also several of the NHL videos on YouTube that we linked to have had their embed tags reinstated — this is what those looked like before the fix. [...]

  2. GigaOM » NHL says blocked embeds were glitch Wednesday, February 21, 2007

    [...] a call into YouTube and should be able to tell you more later today.” No comments Share/Send Sphere Topic: Reporter’s Log Tags: NHL,YouTube [...]

  3. Seems like the NHL is trying to smile through broken teeth.

  4. Geek, Sports and Nonsense! – Joel Price » Is NHL putting YouTube on ice? Friday, February 23, 2007

    [...] Update: NHL says they screwed up and it’s now fixed just a “miscommunication and technical glitch.” [...]

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