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yeah, but putting taxpayer dollars into this venture is not worth it. The Bell/Rogers alliance baffles me. They both provide TV, internet and wireless serivce, and they own sports networks. You know what's interesting, Rogers Sportsnet and TSN share the same studio.

http://www.canada.com/components/printstor...ee-fce930c09655

They are also in big-time competition with each other almost everywhere!

Rogers Digital Cable vs. Bell Satellite

Rogers Wireless vs. Bell Mobility

Rogers Hi-Speed vs. Bell Sympatico

Rogers Sportsnet vs. TSN (Bell owned) -- plus many other channels, radio stations, and magazines are owned by one or the other.

Basically the only place they don't compete is Bell's home phone service and Rogers video rental stores.

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yeah, but putting taxpayer dollars into this venture is not worth it. The Bell/Rogers alliance baffles me. They both provide TV, internet and wireless serivce, and they own sports networks. You know what's interesting, Rogers Sportsnet and TSN share the same studio.

http://www.canada.com/components/printstor...ee-fce930c09655

They are also in big-time competition with each other almost everywhere!

Rogers Digital Cable vs. Bell Satellite

Rogers Wireless vs. Bell Mobility

Rogers Hi-Speed vs. Bell Sympatico

Rogers Sportsnet vs. TSN (Bell owned) -- plus many other channels, radio stations, and magazines are owned by one or the other.

Basically the only place they don't compete is Bell's home phone service and Rogers video rental stores.

Also, to my knowledge, Bell does not own radio stations and Rogers does not own any newspapers (although they do own magazines). :)

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yeah, but putting taxpayer dollars into this venture is not worth it. The Bell/Rogers alliance baffles me. They both provide TV, internet and wireless serivce, and they own sports networks. You know what's interesting, Rogers Sportsnet and TSN share the same studio.

http://www.canada.com/components/printstor...ee-fce930c09655

They are also in big-time competition with each other almost everywhere!

Rogers Digital Cable vs. Bell Satellite

Rogers Wireless vs. Bell Mobility

Rogers Hi-Speed vs. Bell Sympatico

Rogers Sportsnet vs. TSN (Bell owned) -- plus many other channels, radio stations, and magazines are owned by one or the other.

Basically the only place they don't compete is Bell's home phone service and Rogers video rental stores.

Also, to my knowledge, Bell does not own radio stations and Rogers does not own any newspapers (although they do own magazines). :)

Yeah Rogers owns MacLean as well as a few others.

What papers does Bell own?

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So basically what's happening is that the best channel I've ever seen in the WHOLE WORLD for sports (The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), is no longer going to show the 2010 and 2012 Olympics?! Well sir, I say this sucks ass. I've always hated watching olympics on the American networks. Surprisingly, the BBC doesn't seem to do any good coverage, nor does Channel 4, ITV, or any other European networks. DWTV is good for highlights, but that's it! CBC was always the best in my opinion, and I am definitely not happy with this new CTV deal.

Sucks big time. :cursing:

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If CTV gives us taped coverage, I will do terrible, nasty things to their buildings and offices. They have a hell of a act to follow, I've always loved the job that the CBC has done covering the Olympic games. Lord help them if they blow it

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Well I'm still upset from many years ago (okay I am over it-but for illustration's point) from when CTV cut back sports programming dramatically.

Certainly with the rise of cable they have cable outlest for sports--but I preferred their CFL coverage to CBC's (read-No DOn Wittman)

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Well I'm still upset from many years ago (okay I am over it-but for illustration's point) from when CTV cut back sports programming dramatically.

Certainly with the rise of cable they have cable outlest for sports--but I preferred their CFL coverage to CBC's (read-No DOn Wittman)

But Stamp, you gotta admit, the CFN was second to none when they were in existence. Do you prefer John "JESUS, I'm drunk" Wells to Dandy Don?

Back to the real topic at hand, though, perhaps this means that some of the money that the CBC would have paid for Olympic coverage can now go to amateur sport in Canada, so we actually have a reason to watch the games.

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This sucks. I always watched the CBC coverage instead of the NBC coverage. Especailly in the winter games. The CBC showed events, NBC showed human interest sob stories to get you to care about athletes who would return to working at Home Depot in 3 weeks. Nothing against them, but I'd rather see them compete than hear their life story. :flagcanada:

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This sucks. I always watched the CBC coverage instead of the NBC coverage. Especailly in the winter games. The CBC showed events, NBC showed human interest sob stories to get you to care about athletes who would return to working at Home Depot in 3 weeks. Nothing against them, but I'd rather see them compete than hear their life story. 

True dat. CBC means live sports coverage 80% of the time on air and the rest being highlights and commentary.

Now those figures aren't official or anything, but CBC is just really good in that respect. L*

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The TSN/Rogers Sportsnet partnership isn't that far-fetched, considering CTV used to own Sportsnet before buying TSN. The way the networks explained it, though, it sounds like it's all gravy ... more channels equals more specialty coverage. CBC even sold some of their rights to TSN the past couple of Games. It all sounds like a win-win for sports fans to me.

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So basically what's happening is that the best channel I've ever seen in the WHOLE WORLD for sports (The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), is no longer going to show the 2010 and 2012 Olympics?! Well sir, I say this sucks ass. I've always hated watching olympics on the American networks. Surprisingly, the BBC doesn't seem to do any good coverage, nor does Channel 4, ITV, or any other European networks. DWTV is good for highlights, but that's it! CBC was always the best in my opinion, and I am definitely not happy with this new CTV deal.

Sucks big time. :cursing:

Actually the BBC's coverage of the Olympics is excellent. as is most of there sports overage. Truie it doesn't have the level of events it did when I was a kid, but what it presents it presents well. And Channel 4s cricket coverage has been excellent. Pity its lost the rights after 2005.

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