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2015-02-02 10:00 AM
Wayne It might be a case of the rights being bought by someone else. bein sports has been getting aggressive recently in acquiring rugby rights, at least RU. It started last year with the Six Nations and this year they have the rights in Canada for English RU Premiership (aka Aviva Premiership) and the Celtic RU competition (Guiness Pro 12). So the only Northern Hemisphere rugby union left on Rogers/Setanta is European Championship, FKA Heineken Cup. I am not sure who has the Super Rugby rights in the Southern Hemisphere but we will see in 11 days when the Super 15 season starts.
2015-02-02 09:39 AM
longjohns_mcgee Looks like hockey on Rogers has claimed another casualty from Sportsnet World. Super League Rugby starts this week and I noticed it is no longer listed on their site as one of their sports, and it is not in the schedule. BPL Classics takes priority I suppose. So glad I cancelled this worthless piece of crap channel.
2014-09-04 10:08 PM
ticky I noticed beIN Sports are showing an Aviva game tomorrow afternoon. I guess they picked up the rights from SN World.
2014-09-03 10:48 AM
Wayne Can you do that? Don't you have to subscribe for at least a month?
2014-09-03 10:44 AM
ticky I will still watch SN World for rugby league and rugby union games occasionally, but I've resorted to removing it from my package during the week and only adding it every second weekend or so then removing it again. No use paying for weekdays when they show zero live programming.
2014-09-03 09:10 AM
Wayne As a rugby fan I agree that this is very disappointing. It looks like the English Premiership is now on beINSports - does anyone know how much it costs? beIN also started covering Six Nations last year. It looks like Rogers Sports now only have Heineken Cup in Europe and then pretty much all of the Southern Hemisphere rugby.

I didn't watch much of the Pro12 rugby but it would be nice to see Top 14, since they have signed so many top players, and the Aviva Prem.

Anyone have any ideas on where else to get these games? RTE has an online service that is viewable with Unblockus and they carry Irish international games but I am not sure about Pro 12. There are also the torrent sites but that is a legal grey area and is more work.

I really wonder how they can still charge $20 for this channel given the lack of content these days.
2014-09-03 07:53 AM
longjohns_mcgee If you click on the rugby link, you'll see that they have removed the three European leagues now. This was a good part of their fall rugby schedule. I'm not really a soccer fan but unless they have some sort of backup plan, friendlies, "classic" reruns and incessant magazine shows aren't worth $20+ a month to keep.
2014-09-03 07:26 AM
nfitz
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Originally Posted by longjohns_mcgee View Post
Looks like Sportsnet World won't be airing the Premier League, Pro12 or Top 14 Rugby leagues anymore. Info has been removed from their website. The downhill roller coaster keeps on going and going for this pathetic excuse of a premium channel!
I think it's day has passed. Though I'm still seeing the information at the website: http://www.sportsnet.ca/world/

And they still have programming. Isn't the England friendly on today?
2014-09-03 07:03 AM
longjohns_mcgee
No European Rugby

Looks like Sportsnet World won't be airing the Premier League, Pro12 or Top 14 Rugby leagues anymore. Info has been removed from their website. The downhill roller coaster keeps on going and going for this pathetic excuse of a premium channel!
2014-04-09 07:46 PM
PFD Sportsnet World has definately gone down hill. I may switch to BeIn.
2014-04-02 09:00 AM
nfitz
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Rising prices will never end ...
True, but I'm surprised they've been combined with such a significant reduction in programming. Used to be about 5 EPL games a week. There's only 1-2 now most weeks - for example next weekend there's one, and even it is repeated later on in the day on a regular Sportsnet channel. Most of the key Champions League games are on regular Sportsnet. They've lost the rights to half the EPL games to TSN, and a lot of other leagues to BEin.

Quite frankly the only thing I've been consistently watching has been the CONCACAF Champions League playoffs ... hopefully by next year the Canadian entry will be in it, and it will land on a prime channel.
2014-04-01 08:55 PM
Digital79 I signed up today to watch the Barca and Madrid CL games this round.
Also figured some interesting PL games will be on before the season ends.

But will quickly cancel then too.

Rising prices will never end ...
2014-04-01 08:31 PM
nfitz So Sportsnet World has rewarded my loyalty to sticking with them despite the significant reduction in programming by asking me to pay another $1 a month starting next month.

I've cancelled ...
2014-02-05 09:54 AM
Torontoblue I'm in the same boat as Obed; original free account and still getting access to live stuff.
2014-02-04 08:51 PM
Obed
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Hmmm ...
To clarify, I already had an account from when it was free. My login was still working with full video when I checked this afternoon.

A new account may not get free service right now.
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