I hope that with TSN playing for eastern games that maybe this is a thing of the future. If it is succesful tonight, does CITYTV maybe take on those other two games that aren't on TV? Maybe they take on more next year?
It's funny the Oilers talk about wanting to give us the most games possible for the cheapest rater, well make a deal with CITYTV where you split the ad revenues.
Actually...Rogers bought the CityTV stations across the country, previously owned by CHUM.
CTV used to own Sprotsnet but then Rogers bought out Sportsnet years ago. CTV and Rogers are seperate companies.
However, CTV does own CFRN.
CTV originally bought them from CHUM and subsequently sold them to Rogers.
A CRTC hearing on the CTVglobemedia application to acquire the assets of CHUM Limited was held on April 30th 2007. On June 8 the CRTC approved the acquisition of CHUM Ltd. by CTVglobemedia, on condition that CTV sell off its five City-TV stations, CITY-TV Toronto, CHMI-TV Portage La Prairie/Winnipeg, CKEM-TV Edmonton, CKAL-TV Calgary and CKVU-TV Vancouver. Rogers Communications announced on June 25th that a deal had been reached for them to buy these stations from CTV, subject to CRTC approval. Among the CHUM assets acquired by CTVglobemedia in the deal were seven television stations, 21 specialty channels and some 33 radio stations.