Is it possible that Amazon is allowed to stream it in Canada and you will have the option to watch it from Bell or Amazon (which as a streamer would not be subject to simsub)? When the games were played on Christmas a few years ago, I believe that was the case (it was a Lions vs Cardinals game so interest was probably pretty low). If that is the case, that would explain why it is on CTV2 to get the most exposure possible from CTV streaming and TSN streaming in addition to OTA and with limited marketing for Amazon in Canada (no chance Bell allows Amazon to buy ads to promote their broadcast) Bell would want to limit the exposure and have as few as possible watch via Amazon. I believe the rights Amazon bought were worldwide for the game which in theory would include Canada.The business calculation for Bell NFL coverage confuses me. The conventional wisdom dictates that if a game is available on U.S. broadcast channel, that can be seen from Canada, then that game should be broadcast on Canadian broadcast channel as well, for simsubbing opportunity. If a game is available on U.S. cable channel or a streamer, that cannot be seen from Canada, then that game should be broadcast on Canadian cable channel, to attract subscribers. Now that TNF moved from FOX to Amazon Prime in the USA - but not in Canada - I wonder why Bell kept in on CTV2.
This is the case however if you watch a game on DAZN and it is being shown on a Canadian network (TSN or CTV), they actually simsub the Canadian ads in. If you watch a game not being shown in Canada, there are no ads you get a blank screen on it with a logo during commercial breaks. Could that be the same deal as Amazon?Beginning with the 2023 season, Amazon Prime Video gains exclusive U.S. rights to Thursday Night Football.The NFL has reached 11-year extensions for the U.S. rights through the 2033 season. Fox, NBC, CBS and Disney (ABC/ESPN) will remain homes for weekly games. Beginning with the 2023 season, Amazon Prime Video gains exclusive U.S. rights to Thursday Night Football. Local TV stations in the two...www.digitalhome.ca
It looks like DAZN still has the Canadian streaming rights - "DAZN is a global sports streaming service that offers coverage of every NFL game and RedZone in Canada, both live and on-demand." When is the 2022 NFL schedule out? Live stream and how to watch release event in Canada | DAZN News Canada
I noticed that Bell MTS had a dedicated RedZone channel, so I checked the major providers on Zap2it and only Bell carries the channel. Here are the English (NFLNRZD) and French (RZFR) channel numbers.I wish they put Redzone on TSN5 or a non-streaming dedicated channel on Shaw.
I find that there is a 2 to 5-minute delay when watching RedZone through TSN.ca (or the Shaw Bluecurve app) which means it is pointless to flip to actual game coverage on the broadcast channel.
Be nice to know which channel/platform the game will be on or is that a week by week decision by Bell?Bell Media and the National Football League (NFL) today announced a long-term expansion of their comprehensive media rights agreement, ensuring Bell Media remains the exclusive television broadcast partner of the NFL in Canada. From the pre-season all the way through the Super Bowl, fans in Canada can access live coverage of NFL games on Bell Media platforms including TSN, CTV, CTV2, RDS, live streaming through the networks’ official websites and apps, as well as through TSN Direct and RDS Direct subscriptions. The multi-year, extended agreement includes:
TSN also features NFL fantasy content and betting odds through the TSN Edge, and the network provides a comprehensive slate of NFL programming from ESPN, including NFL COUNTDOWN, NFL LIVE, NFL PRIMETIME, MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN, and the NFL DRAFT. Additionally, TSN and CTV deliver the Sunday night pre-game show FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA.
- THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL regular season games
- Sunday 1 p.m. ET regular season games
- Sunday 4 p.m. ET regular season games
- SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL regular season games
- MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL regular season games, including the new slate of games produced by ABC
- NFL RedZone, available every Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. ET, taking football fans inside the 20-yard line with real-time look-ins and highlights, all in one broadcast
- All International Series Games, including the recently announced game live from Germany
- All Playoff Games
- The Super Bowl, the most-watched television event in Canada