Ok, just to clarify the misinformation that is out there re: Buffalo and its Baseball situation. First, they never had White Sox, they had Indians rights. It just so happened they kept playing the White Sox the majority of the time the games were being shown.
Why did they have Indians rights? What about the Yankees, Mets, Pirates and Jays?
Two maps, different styles, but both have the same information...
As you can see, Buffalo is in the Indians, Mets, Yankees and Pirates territory. Even though Toronto is a closer drive than all of those cities, the Jays do NOT have Buffalo as a territorial right. The Jays have NO USA territory at all (which is why in Windsor, Jays games can be shown on cable TV but not OTA). That means ANY Buffalo station can acquire rights to NYM, NYY, PIT or CLE games. They CANT secure Jays broadcast rights. WNGS has secured Yankee OTA games for this season but that is all that has been announced at this time. IN '08 WNGS had Mets, Yankees and Indians. I don't think anyone has picked up the Pirates recently.
WNGS has relaunched its site. Here is a list of Yankee games they have for this season. http://www.wngs-tv.com/home/new-york-yankees/
As you will notice, a lot of the games WNGS plans to show are games where they have secured Yankee rights and the Yankees are facing Toronto.
In theory, ANY of the remaining Buffalo stations can secure OTA rights to NYM, PIT or CLE if they wanted since they are defined as part of those teams market. Toronto can't do anything about it because they are Buffalo stations serving the Buffalo market. Plus truth be told I can't see them caring. These would only be select games anyways. Also, ALL of this is aside from the MLB on FOX, who have purchased national rights to air weekend games in an exclusive window where no other games can air unless it is airing on FOX. Again, this has nothing to do with regional rights for Toronto. (In fact, The Toronto Blue Jays sometimes have home games that conflict with Fox's Saturday afternoon telecasts, as Canada is not subject to Fox's exclusivity. Unlike ESPN, Fox does not normally permit the visiting U.S.-based team to televise the game live in its regional market.)
Oh, and for a map for the areas that the Jays do share territorial rights, see this map http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ackout_map.PNG
And as for the person who said the Jays air on US TV, tell me the last time a Blue Jays non-playoff game was featured in the States nationally (so on Fox or ESPN)? Last mention I can find online is July 31, 1993 when the Tigers were in Toronto and CBS has the MLB rights. I vaguely remember an ESPN game maybe a decade ago that was Boston-Toronto late in the season that Boston may have needed to get into the post season but I cant find any mention of it. Canadian ratings don't factor into the equation in the USA, so they ALWAYS choose a USA v. USA team to broadcast unless the game means something in the standings. The Jays right now have NO games scheduled for US National broadcast this season.