What The CHL Really Needs ... TSN
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06-10-2011, 11:47 AM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Lloydminster, AB
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No its not the simple tsn can't just take a feed from nbc they have to work out a deal with the nfl and nbc no i know they did agree to a new deal i think last year or the year after i am not sure how long that deal is.As for it would cost alot less not really true i am not sure about the money but i can't see the nfl deal beeing cheap while a chl deal i could see costing between $10-20 million for a 2 year deal.
It does mean that TSN only has retransmit NBC's broadcast and insert their own commercials. That way it does allow TSN to reallocate people/production trucks etc. to other events. If TSN (or TSN2) were to start airing CHL games it means driving equipment and crews to, 9 times out of 10, an area that does allow for easy access to get the crews to the next event. So it means TSN would be short broadcast vehicles for an event on Monday or Tuesday.
Plus, I'm not sure ad revenues from a CHL game would recoup the financial costs of doing a game. In addition, would TSN, really want to compete with itself? Let's say Halifax was playing Gatineau on TSN2 and was up against a Cowboys/Patriots game on TSN. Would TSN really risk losing a good portion of the Ottawa region and Halifax region to a CHL game?
If anything the best option for the CHL on TSN would be an afternoon game. But, I doubt the CHL would move from a channel that has been a welcome home to them.
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