Funny I was reading a story about CBC having inside track on the rights for a whopping 200M then got an alert on my phone that Rogers closed the deal for more than double that. Things must have changed quickly.
Rogers can put a Canadian game directly in competition with HNIC so maybe more English language interests will be served .
I heard on the radio from Alain Crete that the 60 other Habs games belong to the Canadiens, and suggest that maybe they will create their own channel like the Leafs unless RDS ETC offer big money....THAT would be good.
Saturday night is remaining Hockey Night in Canada on CBC.
The NHL confirmed Tuesday that CBC has secured English-language rights to games in a sub-licensing agreement with Rogers Communications.
The 12-year, $5.2-billion deal through 2025-26 between the NHL and Rogers is the largest media rights agreement in league history and subject to approval by its board of governors at a meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif., on Dec. 9-10.
This proves to me that Bettman cares only about the immediate cash and doesn't want to grow the game.
Sportsnet is a &^%$* mickey mouse operation. They have terrible announcers, terrible analysts & third world production values. A crap net. TSN really improved the production values. I don't understand this short sighted move that by moron commissioner.
As for TVA vs RDS. The difference isn't as big as Sportsnet & TSN but RDS is still a far superior network.
Man, what a terrible move from the fans' point of view.