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http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=338180

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"In a new multi-year agreement, TSN will present 24 games in this season to viewers in Quebec, Atlantic Canada and parts of Eastern Ontario, including Ottawa, Belleville, Kingston and Pembroke, on a TSN alternate feed with at least 30 Canadiens games to be broadcast regionally during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 NHL regular seasons. "

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"TSN is working with other distributors in the territory to ensure the broadest possible distribution of the Montreal Canadiens games"

LOL, you think maybe Rogers customers in Ottawa might get a screw job in return for the SNOne crap?

Its almost too funny in this country sometimes...
 

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Even though there was some Controversy and Delays with TSN2 (mostly Rogers), I expect this will be picked up quickly by the other companies like Cogeco, EastLink etc... its not like they are negotiating a set fee every month, in fact the cost to the BDUs is probably miniscule, as most of the revenue for TSN will be from large advertising dollars on the broadcasts.
 

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Nope, these are regional games. So unless you are in the defined region per TSN said "Quebec, Atlantic Canada and parts of Eastern Ontario, including Ottawa, Belleville, Kingston and Pembroke" you will get the game as part of NHL CI. If you are in that region, then it will be on the TSN-A feed, which at one point was TSN2, and not in NHL CI.

I agree this will probably get done fast assuming TSN isn't looking for any extra money for the TSN-A feed. If I remember correctly, before TSN2 launched, the TSN-A feed was available for free to all BDUs.

One thing that will be interesting to see is if this leads TSN to try to pick-up additional Leafs regional games, which are now non-existent outside of the games that have been selected by the NHL as national games for its Wednesday night package or the slate of regional games TSN gets but has worked out agreements with the other Canadian teams by providing compensation so that regional blackout restrictions are lifted.

It is also a no-brainer for TSN, since RDS was already producing these games and they are all under the same umbrella.
 

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I think it is more of TSN trying to pick up the rights before Sportsnet East/Sportsnet Habs (imagine....) get in there.. The Habs have a large following and should be some easy $$$ for TSN, as well, it helps the Canadiens bottom line too... I still remember when Sportsnet East had the rights, back when Rob Faulds did the games, but that was a few years ago..
 

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I am surprised that it took this long. The Habs are very popular in Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

I asked Sportsnet about the posibility of Sportsnet "Habs" and they told me that they had no interest in picking up Canadiens games at this time.

Dave Randorf and Mike Johnson should do much better than Faulds and whoever the analyst was (I can't remember now). I think that Johnson is one of the most underrated NHL analysts on Canadian TV.
 

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Isn't this something,

TSN picks up regional NHL games and is putting them on an alternate channel yet craphole Rogers decides to use the games they acquired the rights to as an excuse to launch a brand new channel so they can gouge subscribers and squeeze some more out of them. :mad: Why the hell couldn't they have done the same thing- launch a Sportsnet alternate channel and use that to air games when there are conflicts?! Wow, what a bunch of crooks!


Thankfully I am a habs fan which means I don't have to have any part of Rogers and any of their crappy Sportsnet channels.

Regarding TSN Alternate, are they launching another alternate feed because TSN alternate already exists (at least on my provider- Shaw Direct)?!
 

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Back when they did habs regional game before my provider was persona(now eastlink) no alt feed was needed they would appear on the main tsn channel, has that changed?
 

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Back when they did habs regional game before my provider was persona(now eastlink) no alt feed was needed they would appear on the main tsn channel, has that changed?
There was an alternate feed, Persona would just switch that feed onto your main TSN channel during the game then switch it back after the game, with digital cable maps and what not now, that is not necessary.
 

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It will get added soon enough I imagine... back when TSN had Habs rights before, the TSN-Alt technically wasn't a "national" channel like it did become in 2006... only the BDUs got it to put over top of the normal feed when the games needed it.
 

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This really irritates me...I'm a half hour from the Quebec border (in Nothern Ontario), and I'm not going to be getting this :(

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Regarding TSN Alternate, are they launching another alternate feed because TSN alternate already exists (at least on my provider- Shaw Direct)?!
I doubt it. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but its airing on the TSN Alternate feed that already exists on Bell.

My guess is that Shaw Direct will have the games in SD on TSN Alternate and in HD on HD Sports, unless there is a Leafs TV game on HD Sports, in which case it will show up on one of the HDPPV channels.
 

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Origianlly posted by NB Josh
I am surprised that it took this long. The Habs are very popular in Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

I asked Sportsnet about the posibility of Sportsnet "Habs" and they told me that they had no interest in picking up Canadiens games at this time.

Dave Randorf and Mike Johnson should do much better than Faulds and whoever the analyst was (I can't remember now). I think that Johnson is one of the most underrated NHL analysts on Canadian TV.
In the past, I recall Hickey, Houston, or Zelkovich writing that the Score was thinking about it but took a pass because of the price.

Sportsnet told me in the past that when they had the Habs regionally, it was not easy to get games because of RDS.

The colour analyst that paired up with Faulds was Greg Millen for the Habs regional games.
 

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In the past, I recall Hickey, Houston, or Zelkovich writing that the Score was thinking about it but took a pass because of the price.

Sportsnet told me in the past that when they had the Habs regionally, it was not easy to get games because of RDS.

The colour analyst that paired up with Faulds was Greg Millen for the Habs regional games.
I believe there was also an issue in terms of carriage.... I don't believe The Score was on Cogeco (is it now?) when the rights came up, and that was one of the conditions for the deal.
 

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Although I hate the Habs, because I'm an old school Leafs fan, I welcome this extra hockey. I am lucky enough to live in Belleville, and I get Leafs, Sens and now the Habs. It's all good, until the Habs win a game versus the Leafs.:cool:
 

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Videotron's TV guide is now showing the Oct. 25th game on instead of MNF! Holy crap, this is completely unacceptable!
 
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