Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Isn't This Known As Sportsnet?

Rogers Gets Nod for New National Sports Channel

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, or the Commission) has approved an application from Rogers Communications to operate a new service called Rogers' Mainstream Sports Specialty Service.

The national English langauge service will focus on coverage of major professional sports leagues, including games from the NHL, MLB and UEFA, the licence stipulates.

Under terms of the approval, the licensee may provide multiple feeds. The channel can carry no more than 12 minutes of commercials per hour, which must be national paid advertising.

There were no interventions to the application, the CRTC noted.

1 comment:

Kim K. said...

what it is Mitch is Sportsnet losing the regional channels and going to a main channel with one or two others. Sort of what TSN has, except using the already existing places on the dial. Rogers had to reapply in order to do this switch. Their original license is for a regional sports network, now it becomes a national channel with alternate feeds.