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EastLink Cable, Canada's largest privately owned cable operator, says it continues to receive numerous inquiries from subscribers asking when they will be able to see Rogers Sportsnet One.

The simple reason why Sportsnet One is not available on EastLink at this time is because Eastlink and Rogers Media have been unable to negotiate a carriage deal.

The following is answers to the four most frequently asked questions about Sportsnet One answered by Eastlink Cable.

Q. Does EastLink plan to carry the Rogers Sportsnet One channel?

A. EastLink would like to be in a position to offer the Rogers Sportsnet One channel to our interested customers. If and when we are able to come to a mutual agreement on the business terms relating to this channel, we plan to carry the channel.

Q. Why hasn’t EastLink provided customers with access to the Rogers Sportsnet One free preview?

A. EastLink is only able to offer the free preview to customers if we formally agree on business terms and commit to a multi year contract. Given we are not yet in an agreement, we are unable to offer the free preview.

Q. What is the status of the negotiations between Rogers and EastLink?

A. While we are unable to share the details of the negotiations, EastLink, like all other service providers in Canada is working behind the scenes to understand the full extent of the "business terms” to be able to carry this content and how those terms would ultimately affect our customers, which is of the utmost importance to us.

Q. How long is this negotiation expected to take? Will the channel be offered by EastLink in time for winter sports like NHL hockey?

A. EastLink would like to be in a position today to offer the Rogers Sportsnet One channel to our interested customers. If and when we are able to come to a mutual agreement on the business terms relating to this channel, we plan to carry the channel.

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