Read in the Globe and Mail that many within the CFL are unhappy that the Grey Cup will be shown on the cable channel TSN, and not on CTV. Like the Super Bowl was.
David Braley said Wright made the deal and then gave the details to him after the deal was signed. Thing is TSN only reaches 8 million homes, while CTV reaches 12 million. CTV pumped the NFL like there was no tomorrow, while the Grey Cup gets shown on a minor channel.
And while TSN is showing every CFL game, there are some dates that TSN will have to shunt the CFL to another channel. Meaning many people won't be able to watch football.
And TSN is even thinking of having the CFL playoff games on a Saturday? Why? Is it because TSN is owned by CTV, which also broadcasts the NFL. Does CTV want to eliminate the CFL competition by sticking the playoffs on Saturdays?
To me this contract with TSN could be a disaster for the league. It looks like CTV is using TSN to knocke the CFL out of the spotlight in favor of the NFL.
Why Tom Wright was so quick to sign with tSN without taking competing offers is beyond me.