Jays fans angry over launch of Rogers SportsNet One
Many Toronto Blue Jays fans across the country are angry over a recent decision by Rogers Media to move twenty five Blue Jays games from existing Sportsnet stations and show them exclusively on Rogers new Sportsnet One station which launches tomorrow.
By moving the Blue Jays games from the four existing Sportsnet stations to Sportsnet One, Rogers is trying to force Canadian broadcast distributors and Blue Jays fans to subscribe to yet another Rogers digital specialty station.
Digital Home readers angry over the way Rogers is trying to ram yet another station down their throats are asking “Do Canadians really need to pay for five Rogers Sportsnet station to watch Blue Jays games?” By spreading Blue Jays games over multiple stations, Rogers is forcing consumers to spend millions more each month to watch the baseball games they were originally promised could be seen on existing Sportsnet stations.
Currently, the only broadcast distributor carrying Sportsnet One is Rogers Cable. If you are Bell TV, Shaw Cable, Shaw Direct, Eastlink or Cogeco customer, you cannot watch Sportsnet One and therefore can forget about watching the Blue Jays play the Los Angeles Angels tomorrow night at 9pm ET.
Discuss in Digital Home’s “Sportsnet One – I don’t get it,” discussion thread in the Digital Forum.