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03-16-2013, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by VeteranNetPresence View Post
yes i realize this, but i would argue this decision has more to do with the long term by showing the canucks org. they are willing to not put up with the kind of spin dan russell has been doing for years now. every radio station would want the rights to the canucks and CKNW is no different, and they realize they can't get those with dan russell still at the station so it's a smart business move on their part.
But radio rights aren't the standalone they used to be. Now they are tied up in various content delivery platforms beyond the radio. Corus is a content producer, but they lack the range of delivery options that a company like Bell has.

Sports broadcasting in Canada is a two horse race -- Bell and Rogers, and Rogers has no local sports radio station, yet.

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