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02-21-2013, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Kitsune View Post
The darkhorse bid is going to be City TV, I honestly would not be shocked if Rogers try to steal the entire HNIC package and put it on City TV instead, I'm quite sure it would fit perfectly. Also - Sportsnet can take more NHL playoff games, they would put the Jays games on sportsnet 2 instead.
And don't forget Rogers now owns the Score as well so they could always shift the Jays to the new Sportsnet if they have to.
My feeling is before the national deal is up Rogers will buy the HNIC brand from the CBC and take over CBC's sports department but will continue to air HNIC ON CBC so it won't upset the hockey fans. With Rogers owning the HNIC brand they could use it across all Rogers platforms and Rogers/CBC teaming up for the 2nd national package to go along with Bell's TSN deal.

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