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10-25-2012, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Ward Cornell View Post
IMHO....Rogers would be foolish not to let a big network broadcast the games. Nothing wrong in letting a competitor broadcast your product (short term) for your long term gain!
But why would they let TSN or CBC broadcast games when they have the capacity to reach a national Audience on their own Sportsnet Channels?

They plan on doing a game every friday, what games would CBC or TSN care to broadcast that wont run as competition to the Sportsnet game? Sunday or mid week games would draw considerably fewer viewers, theres a reason why Sportsnet has the Friday game of the week, and usually a sunday game every now and then.

I doubt TSN or CBC wastes the resources to market the games they got on their channels, only to have a couple, non peak games, likely dictated and decided by Sportsnet, when the NHL could come back at any time.

If they want to do it, they have to make a long term commitment to it, its not as easy as just sending a television crew. You need commentators, the television crew and fully staffed truck, commericals lined up, commercials to advertise what you're showing, etc etc. It works for Sportsnet because they do it all year each season.

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