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post #16 of 38 (permalink) Old 2019-06-13, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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I don't see why TSN would switch channels at this late point. The whole Raptors game will be on TSN 1/4 and the whole CFL game will be on TSN 3/5, which will show the end of the Raptors after the CFL game finishes.

I heard that 8.5 million people watched some part of Raptors game 5, which an average viewership of 6.5 million, so there are a lot of people on the Raptors bandwagon.

Here are a couple of other similar start times for western teams playing in the east on a weekday.
Thursday, July 25, Calgary at Ottawa 7pm et/4pm pt
Thursday, August 1, Winnipeg at Toronto 7pm et/4pm pt

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post #17 of 38 (permalink) Old 2019-06-13, 12:59 PM
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Dr. Dave, the game starts at 5 PM in Saskatchewan. Central Standard Time is one hour behind the Central Daylight Time, that you're on in Manitoba, and two hours behind Ontario.
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TSN just has a history of last minute channel changes, or cutting into coverage on channels it shouldn't. Learned my lesson way too many times. If you watch live, it is OK as they give you plenty of time to change channels and the announcers let you know where to go. It just is frustrating when you record a program, watch 2 hours, and the last hour is something else.

It may not just be TSN - it could be the EPG from the service provider isn't updated.

For example, the EPG isn't updated for Cogeco yet for the time change of the CFL game.
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Thanks @Murrango - I removed the misleading info.

@Inglewood it must just be Cogeco that hasn't updated their guide. I double-checked TSN, Zap2it and Rovi before I posted and they all had the same schedule. I've heard that TSN will sometimes switch channels at the last minute, but this schedule seems pretty well planned out.

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In addition to TSN Radio, SiriusXM will carry every CFL regular season and playoff game starting today. French broadcasts of all Montréal Alouettes games will also be offered to subscribers. Today's press release:

2019 CFL season to air nationwide on SiriusXM
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Anyone else noticing that some CFL games so far this year look sharper, cleaner and the colours are deeper/more realistic? I don't have a 4K signal (Bell satellite TV) but I do have a 4K TV and am wondering if the better picture is the result of TSN using 4K cameras at some games?
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TSN just has a history of last minute channel changes, or cutting into coverage on channels it shouldn't. Learned my lesson way too many times. If you watch live, it is OK as they give you plenty of time to change channels and the announcers let you know where to go. It just is frustrating when you record a program, watch 2 hours, and the last hour is something else.

It may not just be TSN - it could be the EPG from the service provider isn't updated.

For example, the EPG isn't updated for Cogeco yet for the time change of the CFL game.
Agree 100%. Absolutely unacceptable. I twice sent messages to TSN complaining about them switching channels before the end of CFL games and have had the courtesy of zero replies.

In order to try and avoid this situation, I now record on 2 channels hoping they won't switch both of them.

And how about their bad habit of delaying coverage of a CFL game because a prior program is not yet finished? How can this even be possible when they have 5 channels to broadcast?
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Anyone else noticing that some CFL games so far this year look sharper, cleaner and the colours are deeper/more realistic? I don't have a 4K signal (Bell satellite TV) but I do have a 4K TV and am wondering if the better picture is the result of TSN using 4K cameras at some games?
The June 13th game was shot in 4K, so it's possible that the picture was better even after it was down-mixed for HD transmission. See my previous posts for 4K info. It may even depend on the type of production truck they used - some are dedicated 4K and some are HD/4K.
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Two things with Live Mics:

-Rod Black, or whoever is announcing doesn't need to apologize for the "language" when there is swearing and keep on stating "these are live mics...we can't control what you hear". It's tiring hearing it every couple minutes. There's lots of swearing...we get it. If someone doesn't like it, they will change the channel - the constant apologies doesn't keep them tuned in if they are offended by the language.

-Would be cool if you could have SAP functions for turning the mics on/off, or switching between teams. Would have loved to hear Toronto's mics last week when they were getting slaughtered.
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New viewers are always tuning in throughout the broadcast. The announcer doesn't want unsuspecting viewers to be shocked and so he keeps repeating the warning. Its no different from the repeated "mature content" warnings after each commercial break on many TV series. Don't forget that the CRTC and several "public good" organizations are monitoring to spot anything in the show that might be considered "offensive". Those frequent announcements keep TSN clear of any potential fines/penalties.

I don't understand why they couldn't do what HNIC does where they delay the broadcast about seven seconds to allow any profanity or objectionable material to be filtered out.
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Agree 100%. Absolutely unacceptable. I twice sent messages to TSN complaining about them switching channels before the end of CFL games and have had the courtesy of zero replies.

In order to try and avoid this situation, I now record on 2 channels hoping they won't switch both of them.

And how about their bad habit of delaying coverage of a CFL game because a prior program is not yet finished? How can this even be possible when they have 5 channels to broadcast?
As a remnant of the old days when TSN could only offer one or two channels in one subscription, this is how they align their channels:

TSN1: BC and Alberta
TSN2: Different programming altogether
TSN3: Manitoba and Saskatchewan
TSN4: Ontario excluding Ottawa Valley
TSN5: Ottawa Valley to the East

Whenever there is conflict, look at this alignment, then look at the home teams. If the home teams between first and second games are from the same alignment, look at the visitors. Last weekend example, OTT @ MTL went to weather delay while BC @ SSK was the double header. As the second game was starting, TSN3 only switched to the second game, as TSN3 was aligned with Saskatchewan.
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@hercules130 - most of the time that is correct, but it doesn't always work out that way - I watch every Ti-Cats game and use to think using TSN4 would be safe - lots of events like MLS and other Toronto coverage always bumped the game to another channel - sometimes one that didn't make geographic sense (like Toronto at Hamilton on TSN3 and nothing else).

I guess the best solution is a 5 tuner DVR, or watch the replay on TSN's website if all else fails.
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@Inglewood , if that is the case, to be 100% sure, send an e-mail to TSN beforehand. They will be able to tell you which channel is which, and the respond is usually quite quick. [email protected]
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No objection to his music which is great but shouldn't the CFL be looking for a Canadian musician to headlline the game's biggest and showcase event of the season? There's no shortage of talented possibilities.
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