Monday, May 1, 2017

The EPL Coverage in Canada

One thing that has really bothered me over the last few years as been the inconsistency of EPL soccer games shown on Sportsnet and TSN.

From my understanding, TSN and Sportsnet get 190 each. Well that seems great, it is very misleading. Sportsnet divides their games up between SN Regional, SN1 SN360 and SN World. In contrast, TSN splits up their games between the five TSN channels. Therefore, unless you have basic cable, your pretty much safe.

However, Sportsnet rips people off putting a handful of games on their specialty channel Sportsnet World. It's a complete money grab by Sportsnet World to try to get you to pay for the channel which is hard to fathom unless soccer is your #1 sport.

On the other hand USA's coverage shows less games but the coverage is more consistent. They show about 228 games on NBCSN, CNBC and NBC. All accessible to the middle class Americans. The good thing that NBCSN does is they make a effort to show the Sunday, Monday and Friday games. Something that Canadian TV does a very poor job about.

It is what it is, I guess we will have to deal with it until something changes.

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