Just read that CBC in a new TV deal with the NHL is paying 100 million per season. But get this. TSN is paying roughly half that much, or 50 mil a season for six years! Thats 300 mil over 6 years folks
Meanwhile Tom Wright last year for some reason jumped at TSN's offer of 15 million a year for five years for TSN to get exclusive rights to CFL games. Which does ratings equal to what the NHL gets on TSN.
Even beter. TSN for their paltry investment gets the CFL playoffs along witht he GRey Cup and its 4 million viewers?
Something just doesn't add up here. The cFL should at least gotten 30 mil a season considering its ratings compared to hockey.
And Wright should have least got competing offers to get the price up.
Which is why when I look at the big picture, its obvious to me Tom Wright blew it big time. I say he shortchanged the leauge at least 10 million a season in TV rights.
HOw CFL owners could let a guy on the way out negotiate a TV deal that locks them in for five years is beyond me? Plain and simple, the cFL blew it big time here.