According to BBM Canada Audience figures, a minuscule 31,000 Canadians watched the Toronto Blue Jays play the Los Angeles Angels on Rogers new Sportsnet One television station this past weekend.
That number was 94% lower than the more than 480,000 Canadians who tuned into the Jays versus Angels games on existing Sportsnet regional stations on Friday and Sunday.
The decision by Rogers Media to move the Jays game from Sportsnet regional stations, which are offered by virtually every cable and satellite television provider across the country, to Sportsnet One, which is only available to Rogers Cable customers, has led to a storm of controversy among Jays fans across the country.
Digital Home readers by the thousands have expressed their outrage on our site and in emails, complaining that Rogers move to put games on SportsNet One is simply a heavy handed approach that is attempting to force Canadians to shell out millions more each month without offering any substantive new content.
Discuss Rogers SportsNet One in Digital Home’s Canadian Television Industry forum .