(* Others: Feel free to correct my math. *)
The Ottawa Senators just signed a $400M/12 year deal with TSN for their regional games - $33.33M/yr.
That includes 45 regular season games (the regional games average about 200K viewers - in 2012) and 7 LOW rated exhibition games.
The CFL provides TSN with 85 games (NOT including exhibition; including the very highly rated playoffs and Grey Cup) for $43M/yr. The games average about 700K viewers.
A CFL game averages 3.5 times the TV viewers of a Senator Regional Game = 700,000 / 200,000 = 3.5.
The CFL provides 1.634 times more content than the Senators = Games : 85 / 52 = 1.634 .
You take $33.33M and multiply that by 3.5 and multiply that by 1.634 and you get an annual CFL package worth...
Anyone still think the CFL was lucky to get $43M/yr? Anyone still think we will be lucky to get an increase in 2018?