when I first got on this site there was a lot of discussion about sportsnet one and the games I couldn't watch . Does anyone out there know what I can do? To all Blue Jay fans who are fed up with rogers not showing us the games.If we threatened to boycott all Jays sponsors products , possibly there may be some positive results. We also should complain to CRTC through your MP , don't bother to go to CRTC because they con't care whereas an MP only counts votes
Rogers can try and hide and say this is the exact same thing TSN did when it launced TSN2, but they are truely different.
- TSN2 never deliberately aired a live event when TSN was airing poker or darts at the same time. It was only used as an overflow for TSN, which makes sense.
- If Sportsnet only put Jays games on Sportsnet ONE that conflicted with another property (NFL, Canada Soccer or what have-you), there wouldn't be a problem. But the truth is many of the games, including those this week against Texas, are put on Sportsnet ONE for the sole purpose of trying to lure customers. This is the bad faith that seperates TSN from Rogers. TSN2 aired the Raptors because the other broadcasters were already booked up, and despite not having a deal with Rogers Cable at the time, I can guarentee TSN2 had more subscribers than RaptorsTV did.
You are going to start seeing pressure on Rogers soon, as the Western NHL teams currently have no Sportsnet ONE distribution, I am sure the $$$ tied up in those TV deals will be enough to push the process along.
To be fair Sportsnet did have to air Canada soccer last night and a Toronto FC game tonight. These games were originally scheduled for TSN2. Sportsnet doesn't exactly have a choice about where to air last night's game and tonight's game.
Otherwise I agree. As far as I can tell these were the only Jays games that Sportsnet couldn't air
Saturday 8/14, 9:00pm – Blue Jays @ Angels (I'll give them this one as part of the launch)
Wednesday 8/18, 3:30pm – Blue Jays @ Athletics (UEFA conflict)
Tuesday 9/7, 7:00pm - Rangers @ Blue Jays (Canada soccer conflict)
Wednesday 9/8, 7:00pm - Rangers @ Blue Jays (TFC conflict)
Sunday 9/12, 1:00pm - Blue Jays @ Rangers (NFL conflict)
Sunday 9/19, 1:30pm - Blue Jays @ Red Sox (NFL conflict)
Sunday 9/26, 1:00pm - Orioles @ Blue Jays (NFL conflict)
Sunday 10/3, 2:00pm - Blue Jays @ Twins (NFL conflict)
I would also be fine with the 9/18 and 9/27 games, which were originally scheduled for TSN2 being on One. That would give them a 10 game schedule, which would be enough.
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