BNN Bloomberg launches April 30; spells end to Vancouver’s TSN 1410

So the news from Canadian media is that BNN and Bloomberg have joined forces and their combined business news channel will launch April 30. This is actually a move that was announced some time ago and gives BNN exclusive rights to Bloomberg TV programming in Canada. However I should point out Bloomberg was technically already…

It’s official: Jay and Dan returning to TSN!

Why am I not surprised? I just knew TSN would do some cheap stunt like this. Today, during their annual NHL TradeCentre trade deadline coverage (which in recent years has been notorious for nothing happening), they take the opportunity to announce that Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole are returning to TSN. This, I think, is…

Wow, what a bad week for TSN — offending Twitter tweets, etc etc

 The folks at TSN must be wondering why they even bother with doing hockey coverage after this awful week.  For one thing, as usual nothing earth-shattering happened during their Tradecentre coverage on Monday again — except for an offending Twitter tweet about Joffrey Lupul, Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert. And that Tweet made it onto their…

Canada wins World Juniors! Now, we can all move on with our lives

Canada beat Russia 5-4 for gold at the World Juniors in front of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and everyone else in Toronto. Canada almost blew a 5-1 lead, but hung on in a game the announcers were calling among the greatest of all time. Uh, ahem, it was only great to you guys because Canada…

TSN now shown on five channels, starting today! Woo hoo!

Here is a piece from Chris Zelkovich about TSN now broadcasting on five channels as of today. Good news! Now maybe we’ll get to see more college football on TV in our frozen country, for a change. Maybe we’ll finally get to see as much football as our American friends. That’s the good thing about…

More TSN recovery news: deal inked for 90 MLS games

Keeping you updated on TSN’s ongoing efforts to fill the void now that national NHL rights are gone to Rogers — they have announced they will air 90 MLS soccer games this season. 34 Whitecaps, 23 Toronto FC, 12 Montreal Impact, and 25 US matchups. Keeping in mind the games featuring two Canadian teams head…

NOW A FEW THOUGHTS ON TSN IN THE POST-NHL ERA

When news broke that TSN lost national rights to NHL hockey for 12 years, my first suggestion was they become big football fans over there. Turns out TSN is following all my advice, even before I provide it. It turns out right after Rogers took the NHL rights, Bell swiped away the Rogers late-Sunday-afternoon NFL…

STAY CLASSY, SPORTS FANS! RON BURGUNDY TRIES CURLING ON TSN

I was going to do up this whole screed about what TSN should do now that they’ve lost the NHL rights for 12 years. I might as well forget it because, unfortunately, this network is beyond rescue based simply on who they just hired! That’s right, folks. Fresh from San Diego, as well as a…

NEW CFL DEAL WITH TSN GOOD FOR FANS AND THE LEAGUE

Here’s the Leader-Post writeup about the new deal the CFL made with TSN, which extends their agreement to 2018 and is reportedly worth $40 million a season. This is a good deal for the CFL teams and should keep them out of financial trouble for a few years. Plus it’s good for the fans. I…