MTS and Shaw sign deals to carry TSN Jets Channel

Over the last several days, MTS and Shaw have both announced deals with TSN which will see the new TSN Jets Channel air on MTS TV, Shaw Cable and Canada’s second largest direct-to-home satellite television service, Shaw Direct.

TSN Jets will broadcast more than 60 regional regular season and pre-season games each season to fans in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and parts of Northwestern Ontario.

MTS will begin airing the channel on October 3rd with a free preview in effect until October 31st. Beginning November 1st, viewers will have to subscribe to the station for $9.95 per month. TSN Jets on MTS will be available in standard definition on Channel 168 and in high-def on Channel 480.

Over at Shaw Communications, the company says the part-time television service will be available to cable and satellite television customers as a free preview until December 1st in both Standard and High Definition. After December 1st, Shaw customers will also have to pay $9.95 per month to subscribe.

Discuss MTS TV, Shaw and Shaw Direct channel line-ups in Digital Home’s MTS, Shaw Digital Cable and Shaw Direct (formerly Star Choice) discussion forums.

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One Response to “MTS and Shaw sign deals to carry TSN Jets Channel”
  1. Philip Stiff says:

    This so-called “TV Deal” really stinks. It’s not actually accurate to even call it a TV-deal. It’s a “subscription pay-per-view” deal. $10 month for a part-time channel for Jets games? How is that a “TV deal?”. It’s no different than something like Setanta Sports.

    This will bring absolutely no new casual viewers to the Jets. In the long-term, deals like this kill the long-term fan-base. Look what happened to Boxing.