Not sure how many are aware of this. There is NO SUCH thing as a live CFL TV broadcast.
Why ? Because every play you see on TV has taken place about 5 seconds ago.
How do I know this ? Because when my Stamps are playing, there are times when I do not want to listen to the TSN crew and need a break. So I turn down the volume on the tv go to the local QR77 Stamps Radio broadcast.
I will know if a pass will be complete or incomplete before it happens on tv because the radio guys are live and just said so.
What is the point of this ? The TSN broadcasters have just become bland. I have no problem with any of them.
It is hard to get new Play by Play men, but I would like to see different color men. Suitor sounds like he is bored after all these years, Forde is monotone and Dunigan stammers.
I know the odds of this to happen are next to none, because Bell / CTV has nothing to do with team Radio rights.
However , it would be great to have variety. If the radio broadcasts were on the tv.
Say a Lions home game on TV would be broadcast by the Lions Radio crew and for the crew each home team.
That way we would have 9 tv crews and not 3.
As for the 5 second delay. That can be adjusted from the radio side.
I know this because the after game call in show has a delay in case they need to cut off the odd idiot with inappropriate comments.
They could adjust the timing on the radio to the tv.
As I said, it would most likely never happen, but who would have guessed that Rogers Sports Net and CBC Sports would form a mutual broadcast on each others channels. ( Hockey and Curling )
Never say never.