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Live 2022 NFL Draft Coverage available on ABC on Thursday, April 28 (8 p.m. ET), and Friday, April 29 (7 p.m.) and Saturday, April 30 (noon). (Source) The NFL Network will also have full coverage, but TSN only has Thursday coverage scheduled.
 

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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:
  • 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
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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Beginning with the 2023 season, Amazon Prime Video gains exclusive U.S. rights to Thursday Night Football.

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
 

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Beginning with the 2023 season, Amazon Prime Video gains exclusive U.S. rights to Thursday Night Football.

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
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?
 

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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.
 

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Regular season starts Thu Sep 8. Bell Fibe guide shows the first game (BUF @ LAR) is on at 820pm EDT on:

NBC
CTV2
TSN 1, 3, 4
TSN 5 (at 11pm EDT)
RDS 2

Fibe Guide only goes to Sep 9 right now, and in any case they typically don't show the Sunday lineup until a few days before.
 

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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.
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.

Bell Sat, 1394, 1879
Bell Fibe, 1394, 1106
Bell MTS, 1189, 1036
Aliant, 606, 920

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Bell Media hasn't issued the usual weekly press release for the CTV, CTV2 and TSN stations carrying each Sunday game, but they are all on Zap2it at this link. Full episodes and TV Listings- Zap2it.com

Useful link to find which U.S station is carrying each game: 506 Sports - NFL Maps: Week 1, 2022
 

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Week 1

Thursday (08/09)

20:20
Buffalo @ L.A. Rams
CTV2; TSN1/3/4; RDS2

Sunday (11/09)

13:00
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati
CTV Northern Ontario, Winnipeg; CTV2 Ottawa, Alberta, BC; TSN3/5; RDS2
New England @ Miami CTV Atlantic, Montreal, Toronto, Kitchener
San Francisco @ Chicago CTV Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC; CTV2 Atlantic
Philadelphia @ Detroit CTV Ottawa; CTV2 Toronto, Southwest Ontario

16:05
Kansas City @ Arizona
CTV Toronto, Kitchener, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC
Green Bay @ Minnesota CTV Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg; CTV2 Atlantic; TSN3/5
Las Vegas @ L.A. Chargers CTV Northern Ontario, RDS2

20:20
Tampa Bay @ Dallas
CTV2; TSN1/3/4; RDS2

Monday (12/09)

20:15
Denver @ Seattle
CTV2; TSN1/4/5, TSN3 (w/ Mannings); RDS

Not available on Bell Media, all on Sunday

13:00
Cleveland @ Carolina
CBS Cleveland
New Orleans @ Atlanta
Indiana @ Houston
Baltimore @ N.Y. Jets
Jacksonville @ Washington

16:25
N.Y. Giants @ Tennessee
FOX Burlington, Rochester
 

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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:
  • 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
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.
Be nice to know which channel/platform the game will be on or is that a week by week decision by Bell?
 

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I checked the Bell dedicated RedZone channel on Sunday afternoon and all it had was a static screen saying you could access the channel on the Fibe TV app, so there were no actual games through the TV channel.
 

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Week 2

Thursday (15/09)

20:20
L.A. Chargers @ Kansas City
CTV2; TSN1/3/4/5; RDS

Sunday (18/09)

13:00
New England @ Pittsburgh
CTV except Ottawa, Kitchener, Northern Ontario
Carolina @ N.Y. Giants CTV2 Atlantic, Ottawa, Toronto, Southwest Ontario
Miami @ Baltimore CTV Northern Ontario; CTV2 Alberta, BC
Washington @ Detroit CTV Ottawa, Kitchener
Tampa Bay @ New Orleans TSN1/3/4; RDS

16:05
Seattle @ San Francisco
CTV Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC
Atlanta @ L.A. Rams TSN1/3/4
Cincinnati @ Dallas (16:25) CTV except Atlantic, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC; CTV2 Atlantic; RDS

20:20
Chicago @ Green Bay
CTV2; TSN1/3/4/5; RDS

Monday (19/09)

19:15
Tennessee @ Buffalo
TSN1/4; RDS

20:30
Minnesota @ Philadelphia
TSN3/5

Not available on Bell Media, all on Sunday

13:00
N.Y. Jets @ Cleveland
CBS Watertown, Cleveland
Indianapolis @ Jacksonville

16:25

Houston @ Denver CBS Seattle
Arizona @ Las Vegas
 
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