There has been a lot of talk recently about the fact that Rogers cable subscribers were left out in the cold without the ability to watch TSN 2 programming. Lucky for me I’m not a Rogers cable subscriber so I have been reaping the benefits of TSN 2’s live sporting event schedule since it’s inception.
I believe TSN 2 was launched sometime in August (I don’t know this to be factual but really, why would I choose a lame story like this to report anything factual?) TSN2’s live sports roster includes Toronto Blue Jays baseball, NHL, NBA, curling, international hockey, golf, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, IndyCar Series, Grand Slam Tennis, boxing, mixed martial arts and NCAA football and basketball.
With a great line up of live sports coverage unavailable to them, Rogers cable subscribers were quite chagrined up until the recent announcement that they reached a deal with TSN to be able carry TSN 2. This deal will now allow Rogers subscribers to watch TSN 2. I’m sure they are all giddy with joy by this announcement.
All these negotiations and legal wrangling didn’t matter much to me to tell you the truth. As I stated earlier my Cogeco digital package gave me access to TSN 2 so I couldn’t care less about my Rogers brethren and their lack of TSN 2. However that was until I realized the upside to this agreement.
Last night was game 1 of the Jays vs. Red Sox series that TSN 2 had exclusive rights to carry across Canada. This meant that Rogers Sportsnet couldn’t lay claim to broadcast these games. A plus for me since I find the Jays telecast with Jamie Campbell (insert Simon Cowell’s voice) absolutely dreadful. TSN 2 took the NESN feed out of Boston. The broadcast on NESN turned out to be a revelation for me and I imagine the rest of Canada.
Last night thanks to NESN and TSN 2 I was introduced to the wonderful world of Heidi Watney, roaming reporter for the Boston Red Sox.
For this I say THANK YOU! I have no doubt I’m behind the times and that Ms Watney has probably been an internet star for quite sometime, however there’s a first time for everything.
Now I’m left to wonder when the Jays will jump on the gorgeous roaming reporter bandwagon. Sam Consentino just doesn’t cut it.