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May 29, 2012

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CQ

I won't get to see any CFL games, here in Toronto. It's all on a single Sports Cable Network (approx. 30% owned by Disney/ESPN). The same Cdn network owners broadcasted a U.S. movie during the the last Grey Cup (without U.S. channel substitution) and regular season NFL games live during the earlier afternoon.
For other Big Cdn. Media kicks, see this same group's top 200 of the past 35 years' (Canadian Content portion) as played two weekends ago:
http://classicquarters.blogspot.ca/2012/05/chumfms-35year-update.html
Duh, you mean Bryan Adams Bryan Adams and Alanis Morissette? Canada's most listened to music station, ChumFm.

Chad

Thanks for the CHUM link. The impact of CanCon in one column. Wow. I remember a lot of those songs. I think I knew Jane Child was Canadian at the time.

As for the CFL on TSN, I'm a little confused. Do you not get TSN? Yes, CTV and TSN carry Sunday afternoon NFL games, but didn't TSN show the playoffs and Grey Cup? I agree that CTV should simulcast the Grey Cup, but that would sacrifice its American TV shows for a night.

CQ

CTV Toronto didn't have an American show that championship game night, last fall. Except for Amazing Race (then a Matt Damon movie its 2 hours)
A) I don't pay for 4/3 cropped cable. B) I don't pay extra for the price-bundled HD (widescreen) version of TSN1 B2) I do still pay Bell an extra $2.80 each month for "Touch-Tone" phone service. C) The original owner of CTV-Toronto (and its budding network) was also a 20-year owner of the football Argonauts (plus part-owner of the Maple Leafs in the 60s), here; his son later owned the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL in the 80s.

As to "wow the [music] impact"... The thing is this was a local top radio station playlist. I'm absolutely sure Chicago, Seattle, Austin, San Fran., Philadelphia, etc. etc. could ALL mirror their own kick-ass pop music charts with included locally popular(!) bands. For in-T.O., Morissette and Adams times 4&5 seriously doesn't cut it. Just a couple of years ago, GlobeMedia gutted a Chum-am tribute site and simply broadcasted audio off their newly purchased local cable news channel - still called CP24 (for CityPulse, the now Rogers owned - after gov't rejection of Bell/CTV/Globe's over purchase - CityTV channel).

Chad

My sympathies for the CanCon issues and not having the Grey Cup on OTA TV. You can watch the games in Canada on your computer through TSN.ca, including the Grey Cup. And if you win the lottery, you can go to the 100th Grey Cup in person in Toronto.

nik heels

As for the CFL on TSN, I'm a little confused. Do you not get TSN? Yes, CTV and TSN carry Sunday afternoon NFL games, but didn't TSN show the playoffs and Grey Cup? I agree that CTV should simulcast the Grey Cup, but that would sacrifice its American TV shows for a night.

Ted

Another complication for NBCSN carrying the CFL is NBC's need to use its sports network as part of its Olympic coverage in late July and early August. And, on Saturdays during the Fall NBCSN shows PAC 12 football. I certainly would like to see love CFL games down here in the States on TV, and not only on ESPN3.

Chad

I forgot about the Olympic coverage. I think the CFL and NBCSN can work around that. As for the Saturdays with Pac-12 football, the coverage can concentrate on Friday or Sunday games. All the playoffs are on Sunday afternoons, opposite the NFL but not college football.

Chad

Update: NBCSN to carry 9 regular season CFL games plus playoffs and Grey Cup.

http://balanceoffood.typepad.com/canadian_crossing/2012/07/nbcsn-to-carry-9-cfl-games-plus-playoffs-and-grey-cup.html

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