Rogers, TSN2 Near Deal
Old 12-12-2008, 09:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Keep them fingers, toes or whatever else can be crossed. A deal might be near.

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Rogers Cable is close to reaching an agreement to carry TSN2, the digital channel that airs Toronto Raptors telecasts as well as other major-league content.

"We're hopeful we will get a deal done very shortly," said David Purdy, the vice-president and general manager of Rogers Cable.

However, Purdy said he wasn't certain that an agreement would be reached in time for the next Raptors telecast on TSN2, which is Monday, when the New jersey Nets are in Toronto.

"I wouldn't guarantee that," he said.

Rogers, which distributes to Toronto, Southwestern and Central Ontario, Ottawa, New Brunswick and Newfoundland, came under fire from sports fans and, particularly, followers of the Raptors for not picking up TSN2.

Rogers was the only holdout after the other leading cable and satellite systems in English Canada - Shaw, Cogeco, Bell TV and Star Choice - agreed to carry TSN2 several months ago.

TSN2 has aired just one Raptors game, but will carry 25 over the course of the NBA season.

The channel also has a schedule of NHL midweek telecasts.

Despite suggestions Rogers has kept TSN2 off its cable system to protect its own sports channel, Rogers Sportsnet, Purdy stressed Rogers supports the Raptors.

"As a title sponsor, we've always carried the Raptors games," he said.

"We're big fans. We're working on an agreement that makes sense for our shareholders and customers, and we're confident we will see the Raptors' games on Rogers."
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have Rogers ever asked the question as to why they're the only hold out? Just curious.
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm guessing ....

"to protect its own sports channel, Rogers Sportsnet"
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Steps in the right direction!
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ya now that good ole ted is gone the wheels be moving.

Snet has turned into a darts and poker channel anyways with a smatter of Mike Toth. Quite repulsing
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Snet has turned into a darts and poker channel anyways with a smatter of Mike Toth. Quite repulsing
you speak the truth.

Sportnet can go to hell. As can Rogers.

when this TSN 2 comes on board, i refuse to put another penny into Rogers' accoounts.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I called and bitched at Star Choice everyday until they finally carried TSN2. It launched in late August and SC picked it up in mid-September. They always said that they had a ton of people calling about wanting the channel. I can't believe that Rogers has held out this long.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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They hold out till another game comes and people start bitching at them and then they say they are close to a deal and then yoiu don't see these articles until the next game on TSN2
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I called and bitched at Star Choice everyday until they finally carried TSN2. It launched in late August and SC picked it up in mid-September. They always said that they had a ton of people calling about wanting the channel. I can't believe that Rogers has held out this long.
Don't wanna sound like a big dumbass...but there's star choice in canada?

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Old 12-13-2008, 12:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
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what a good news

but i dont want pay the extra price for the tsn2, i wish they put it in the Sports Theme Pack

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Old 12-13-2008, 11:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
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its about time. what was rogers thinking?
not prodivding coverage of 30% of Toronto Raptors' games in a big sports city like Toronto.
dumb.
im sure theyve lost a customer or two over this.
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