Despite the four regional TSN feeds being available, CTV will have the $im$ub for Sunday’s 9:30am game live from London. No doubt this will be devastating news to fans of Question Period, the weird religious programs that air at such an ungodly hour of the weekend, and whatever crazy paid programming screens at 6am on the west coast. TSN2 has a 1pm and 4pm double header which means that it could possibly result in viewers missing part of the second game if it runs late or goes to overtime.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 23
8:25pm: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos
• CBS, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
SUNDAY OCTOBER 26
9:30am: Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons (in London, England)
• CTV Nationwide, RDS
• Fox Nationwide
Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman
1pm: Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers
• CTV British Columbia, Alberta
• CBS Detroit, Minnesota, Spokane, Seattle
Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
1pm: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
• CTV Ontario
• CBS Burlington, Rochester, Watertown, Buffalo
Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
1pm: Chicago Bears at New England Patriots
• CTV Montreal, Atlantic, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, RDS
• Fox Boston, Burlington, Rochester, Detroit
Sam Rosen, John Lynch
1pm: Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
• Fox Minnesota
Justin Kutcher, David Diehl
1pm: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals
• CBS Cleveland
Greg Gumbel, Trent Green
4:05pm: Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals
• Fox Buffalo, Spokane, Tacoma
Chris Myers, Ronde Barber
4:25pm: Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers
• CTV Nationwide and CTV2 Atlantic, RDS
• CBS Nationwide except Cleveland
Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
4:25pm: Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns
• CBS Cleveland
Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots
8:30pm: Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints
• NBC, TSN1/3/4/5, RDS2
Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
MONDAY OCTOBER 27
8:30pm: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
• TSN1/3/4/5, RDS2
Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Bell Media, recent losers in the battle for the NHL national rights contract, has filed a complaint with the CRTC over their GamePlus feature that is available as a Rogers-exclusive on the NHL GameCentre Live app. Bell argues that the feature violates a CRTC rule that requires that content created for television must be offered to competitors. GamePlus allows viewers to choose alternate angles including RefCam and SkyCam.
The Globe and Mail elaborates on the CRTC rule:
The CRTC’s rules for vertically integrated players – companies that both create and distribute media content – bar media owners from withholding content from their rivals on the distribution front. The commission exempts online video services from its broadcast regulations, but specifies that television programming cannot be offered on mobile or Internet streaming platforms on an exclusive basis.
In an email to the Globe and Mail, a Rogers spokesperson stated, ““Clearly this programming is not designed for conventional TV. Conventional TV broadcasts the exact same program to a mass audience who all see the same content, presented the same way. With GamePlus, each fan has a unique experience. We wouldn’t have developed [the features] solely for broadcast use.”
The spokesperson then throws some massive shade, “It’s a shame that Bell is trying to stop innovation in hockey. This may be one of the reasons they failed to secure the rights in the first place. We’ve invested in significant new innovations to bring Canadians an enhanced experience.”
Bell is asking the CRTC to allow all subscribers to view GamePlus, regardless of their internet or wireless provider:
In an e-mail, BCE spokesman Mark Langton said: “We don’t see it as especially innovative that Rogers denies GameCentre consumers access to these stats and other features if they aren’t also Rogers internet or wireless customers. These consumers pay for GameCentre just like Rogers customers so why are they denied access to features available on regular broadcast TV anyway? It breaks the CRTC’s digital media rules, and it impacts all GameCentre consumers across Canada who love hockey but aren’t Rogers customers.”
Rogers has a month to respond to the complaint. The general public can also comment on the complaint via the CRTC site.
Dan — @SportsOnCdnTV
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 22
• 7:30pm, Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa Senators, Sportsnet One and 360, TVA Sports
(Jim Hughson, Mike Johnson & Christine Simpson)
• 8pm, Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins, TVA Sports 2
• 9:30pm, Washington Capitals at Edmonton Oilers, Sportsnet One and 360
(Dave Randorf, Craig Simpson & Cassie Campbell-Pascall)
• 10:30pm, Buffalo Sabres at Anaheim Ducks, Sabres TV*
THURSDAY OCTOBER 23
• 7:30pm, Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings, Sportsnet 360, TVA Sports 2
• 8pm, Vancouver Canucks at St. Louis Blues, Sportsnet Canucks*
• 9pm, Carolina Hurricanes at Calgary Flames, Sportsnet Flames*
• 10:30pm, Buffalo Sabres at Los Angeles Kings, Sabres TV*
FRIDAY OCTOBER 24
• 8pm, Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets, TSN3*
• 9pm, Vancouver Canucks at Colorado Avalanche, Sportsnet One, TVA Sports
• 9:30pm, Carolina Hurricanes at Edmonton Oilers, Sportsnet Oilers*
SATURDAY OCTOBER 25
• 4pm, Buffalo Sabres at San Jose Sharks, Sabres TV*
• 7pm, Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs, CBC
(Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy, Scott Oake)
• 7pm, New York Rangers at Montreal Canadiens, City, TVA Sports
(Paul Romanuk, Mike Johnson, David Amber)
• 7pm, New Jersey Devils at Ottawa Senators, Sportsnet One
(Dave Randorf, Garry Galley, Christine Simpson)
• 7pm, Detroit Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers, Sportsnet 360
• 8pm, Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues, FX Canada
• 10pm, Washington Capitals at Calgary Flames, CBC, TVA Sports 2
(Bob Cole, Greg Millen, Cassie Campbell-Pascall)
SUNDAY OCTOBER 26
• 3pm, Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets, TSN3*
• 7pm, Ottawa Senators at Chicago Blackhawks, City, TVA Sports
(Jim Hughson, Garry Galley, Scott Oake)
• 9:30pm, Washington Capitals at Vancouver Canucks, Sportsnet Canucks*
MONDAY OCTOBER 27
• 7pm, Minnesota Wild at New York Rangers, TVA Sports
• 9:30pm, Montreal Canadiens at Edmonton Oilers, Sportsnet, RDS*
TUESDAY OCTOBER 28
• 7pm, Winnipeg Jets at New York Islanders, TSN3*
• 7pm, Los Angeles Kings at Philadelphia Flyers, TVA Sports
• 7pm, Ottawa Senators at Columbus Blue Jackets, TSN5*, RDS2*
• 7pm, Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs, TSN4*, Sabres TV*
• 9pm, Montreal Canadiens at Calgary Flames, City Montreal*, Sportsnet Flames*, RDS*
• 10pm, Carolina Hurricanes at Vancouver Canucks, Sportsnet Canucks*
On Sportsnet, Jamie Campbell and Gregg Zaun will preview each game (1 hour preview for games 1 and 3, 30 minute preview otherwise) with MLB Central and will feature reports live on location from Barry David and Hugh Burrill. All games will be on the four regional Sportsnet channels and will feature the voices of Gary Thorne and Rick Sutcliffe from the MLB world feed.
For Fox, Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci will be in the booth with Erin Andrews and Ken Rosenthal reporting. Kevin Burkhardt, Gabe Kapler, Frank Thomas and Nick Swisher will be in the studio and for the first two games, will be joined by David Ortiz. Fox coverage begins at 7:30pm each night except for game 5 (7pm).
On radio, Sportsnet 590 Toronto will have full coverage with Mike Wilner hosting a pre-game show from 7pm each night. Sportsnet 960 in Calgary will broadcast games 2, 4 and 7.
Game 1: Tuesday 21st, 8:07pm — San Francisco at Kansas City, Sportsnet/Fox
Game 2: Wednesday 22nd, 8:07pm — San Francisco at Kansas City, Sportsnet/Fox
Game 3: Friday 24th, 8:07pm —Kansas City at San Francisco, Sportsnet/Fox
Game 4: Saturday 25th, 8:07pm — Kansas City at San Francisco, Sportsnet/Fox
Game 5: Sunday 26th, 8:07pm — Kansas City at San Francisco, Sportsnet/Fox
Game 6: Tuesday 28th, 8:07pm — San Francisco at Kansas City, Sportsnet/Fox
Game 7: Wednesday 29th, 8:07pm — San Francisco at Kansas City, Sportsnet/Fox
In previous seasons, the only college hockey TSN has broadcast was the NCAA Frozen Four — and that was usually on tape delay. This year though, beginning this past weekend, TSN will broadcast 37 games in total which includes the eastern division playoffs and all the action of the Frozen Four championship. Details from the release follow.
“This partnership will allow TSN to deliver Canadian fans unprecedented access to the excitement of NCAA Hockey,” said Mike Snee, Executive Director, College Hockey Inc. “Canadians have always had a strong presence in college hockey and currently make up 30% of all Division I players. TSN will provide fans in Canada the chance to see for themselves why so many skilled Canadian hockey players are choosing college hockey, and why NCAA Hockey is the fastest growing development path to professional hockey.”
With live coverage of NCAA Hockey all season long, TSN’s five feeds shine the spotlight on the game’s next generation of star players, among them Boston University centre Jack Eichel and Boston College defenceman Noah Hanifin, as well as the best college hockey teams from across the United States, including the #1-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers and the 2014 FROZEN FOUR champion Union Dutchmen.
In addition to the network’s live broadcast coverage, TSN delivers news updates and analysis of NCAA Hockey on multiple platforms including TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY, SPORTSCENTRE, and TSN.ca.
The full schedule is below and subject to change. All times Eastern.
At the end of August, TSN launched three additional channels to create five individual and regionalized feeds for subscribers across the country. Of the dozen or so individual TV providers across the country, Quebec-based company Videotron was the only one not to, resulting in viewers missing out on US Open programming at the beginning and more recently, NFL telecasts. Subscribers who called TSN to complain were sent in the direction of Videotron, who were balking for whatever reason at carrying the three new channels.
As the Montreal Gazette reports, Videotron subscribers will finally be able to enjoy all five channels beginning this week.
Vidéotron president Manon Brouillette confirmed to The Gazette a month ago that the company had reached a deal to expand the number of TSN feeds from two to five, all in high definition. Shortly thereafter, Vidéotron started telling customers that it was adding the other three feeds on Oct. 29. The company told The Gazette on Friday that TSN1 will launch early, on Oct. 20, in time for the next Monday Night Football. The existing channels will be moved, so TSN1-5 are at to 186-190 in standard definition and 786-790 in HD. And all five feeds will be free to Vidéotron’s existing TSN subscribers and will count as a single channel in custom packages.
Currently, Videotron subscribers only receive TSN2, the national feed, and TSN5, the regional feed for Quebec and Atlantic Canada. At times, TSN uses all five feeds to show five different events taking place, so Videotron customers have been missing out on certain matches and events. After October 29, all digital cable and satellite customers in Canada will have access to TSN 1–5.