rogers nhl deal
When Rogers swooped in and paid billions for the NHL, the dazed CBC responded like a concussed defenceman. To compensate, CBC acquired the rights to the 2014 Sochi and 2016 Rio Olympics and even before the 2016 games were in the books, the public broadcaster agreed to pay the IOC until 2024.
TV ratings for NHL games are in free fall this season, and part of the reason appears to be viewers cutting their cable cords
CBC staff are preparing themselves for bad news Thursday when the broadcaster is expected to announce a major round of job
Here’s some bad news for cable TV cord-cutters: You likely won’t be able to watch your favourite TV shows (legally) online
While advertising revenue will probably not increase much, there are additional revenues to be accrued from mobile customers and new subscriptions to existing specialty channels and fee increases for all Rogers sports channels. Cable and satellite TV subscribers and smartphone users will ultimately pay for the NHL deal, which should break even, if not be profitable.
Canadians are largely opposed to the deal between Rogers Communications and the NHL that will see hockey move away from the
So no more hockey for the CBC. For 60 years the mother corp has been permitted to blow millions of tax dollars providing the nation with this redundant subsidized "service" anyway, a more-than-half-century absurdity whose bluff is only now being called. Far from being a stirring symbol of CBC success, Hockey Night in Canada has long been the single most wasteful monument to the network's fundamentally confused mandate.
Rogers Communications' exclusive $5.2-billion deal with the National Hockey League is seen as a “strategic coup'' in the