TSN2 Getting Ready to Launch This Fall - More NBA Games
Old 08-07-2008, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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TSN is lauching a secondary channel (TSN2) to accommodate more NBA as well NHL games. I guess with Sportsnet canning basketball all together, TSN going to pick-up the load of NBA games.

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In an ambitious move that will have an impact on sports television in several ways, TSN is planning to launch a companion channel called TSN2.

The new service, which will start in the fall, will provide content that will include major-league programming such as NHL and NBA telecasts on a cycle of 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Executives and spokespeople at TSN are mum on the subject, but sources in advertising say TSN has already bought for the channel the rights to NBA games that were discarded by Rogers Sportsnet at the end of last season.

The new service will provide extensive auto racing and tennis coverage and, apparently, will air at least one major-league event daily.

And it will be the first digital channel in Canada to provide programming in high-definition television.

A sidebar to TSN's plans is the status of the network's existing alternative digital channel, which has been carrying overflow programming for the past several years.

TSN asked cable and satellite companies this summer to sign agreements to carry TSN2. By the end of last week, several, including Rogers Cable and Bell ExpressVu, had not agreed.

As a result, TSN's alternative channel, which had been available free of charge, was cut off from the distributors who were unwilling to commit to TSN2.

The alternative channel will be discontinued once TSN2 is up and running, but, in the short term, its absence will have an impact, particularly in September, when it airs U.S. Open tennis telecasts.

The launch of TSN2, which was previously licensed by the federal regulator, will not be good news for Sportsnet or The Score. It will represent more competition. Nor will it be helpful to the CBC, which is hoping to start its own digital sports channel.

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Old 08-07-2008, 11:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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And isnt Jack doing TSN Games?
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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free of charge, eh?

that's good news for people like me who don't have a digital box. I wonder what "channel" this will pop up on?
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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this channel better be HD... and it better be included in one of my bundles!
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice, looks good, i jsut hope that basketball is covered a little better on here then TSN. I hate the fact that even if the raps won a championship channles like TSN would cover how shitty the leafs are before they cover the championship stuff. BOOOOO Leafs and boooooo the rediclious amount of NHL coverage and the measily coverage of NBA action.
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What channel is this?
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Nice, looks good, i jsut hope that basketball is covered a little better on here then TSN. I hate the fact that even if the raps won a championship channles like TSN would cover how shitty the leafs are before they cover the championship stuff. BOOOOO Leafs and boooooo the rediclious amount of NHL coverage and the measily coverage of NBA action.
The basketball coverage will be of exactly the same quality.

It's TSN2, not TSNBA.

This is fantastic though. I don't know if I'm going to bother shelling out for League Pass this year, and I would love to get more out of market games for free.
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I like the sound of that, TSNBA, sounds good
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And isnt Jack doing TSN Games?
Lets all hope so. He's better than mediocre Leo.
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