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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 2018-04-10, 12:26 PM
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2015 - Round 1
Ottawa vs. Montréal - CBC
Calgary vs. Vancouver - CBC
Winnipeg vs. Anaheim - Sportsnet

2015 - Round 2
Tampa Bay vs. Montréal - CBC
Calgary vs. Anaheim - Sportsnet

No Canadian team in the Playoffs

2017 - Round 1
New York vs. Montréal - CBC
Toronto vs. Washington - CBC
Calgary vs. Anaheim - CBC
Boston vs. Ottawa - Sportsnet
San Jose vs. Edmonton - Sportsnet

2017 - Round 2
New York vs. Ottawa - CBC
Edmonton vs. Anaheim - Sportsnet

Since Rogers got NHL rights in 2014-15, they've always split equally the number of series between CBC and Sportsnet (advantage CBC when their's an odd number of series). They do it in order to raise the value of Sportsnet and have more subscribers. It's normal, Rogers is a business trying to make as much money as possible.

Honestly, I think the same thing would had happen if Bell had the rights instead of Rogers. The Leafs would have been on CTV and the Jets on TSN.

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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 2018-04-10, 01:53 PM
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I just find it interesting that Rogers picks the smaller market for the Sportsnet broadcasts.

However, Rogers does keep all the ad revenue on CBC, and therefore it may be more lucrative to have Toronto games on CBC.
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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 2018-04-10, 10:19 PM
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Be glad you aren't in the US were two game four matches are being shown on the Golf Channel.

Many speculate this is NBC sticking it to the NHL for not allowing their players to participate in the Winter Olympics.
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It is only on Golf Channel for one day. So, CNBC and USA probably have schedule conflicts. USA has a new Suits on the 18th.
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 2018-04-11, 01:59 PM
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Fagstein has an article on the topic - Sportsnet keeps Jets playoff games off CBC | Fagstein

The Toronto Maple Leafs are Canada’s team. Or at least the CBC’s.

That much has been made abundantly clear this season. Every Saturday night, if the Leafs are playing, they’re on CBC (except when CBC was broadcasting the Olympics). With a market that encompasses a third of Canada’s population, it makes sense that this team would get more attention, but the one-sidedness has been particularly striking.
I asked Sportsnet about the decision, and this was the response I got:

As you can imagine, there are numerous factors taken into consideration when coordinating the broadcast schedule for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In this case, with two series featuring Canadian teams in the first round, the decision was made that Sportsnet and CBC would each have the opportunity to broadcast one of those two series. Winnipeg is a key priority for Sportsnet and Sportsnet is thrilled to be broadcasting the entire Jets series to Canadians from coast-to-coast.
In other words, the Jets are on Sportsnet because Sportsnet wanted a Canadian series. Which sounds reasonable (similar to how CBC and TSN split playoff series before the Sportsnet/NHL deal) until you remember that Sportsnet controls the CBC broadcast as well.

So why keep the Jets off CBC during a time when lots of casual fans might tune in, and Sportsnet is looking to maximize ratings?

Because of money. Of the 82 regular-season Jets games, 60 are on TSN3. Casual Jets fans in Manitoba don’t have much incentive to subscribe to Sportsnet if they’re not otherwise interested in sports. So Sportsnet is hoping to drive subscriptions from those potential fans, even if it means many fans just won’t watch the games and they’ll lose potential ad revenue.
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