bigger leagues likely have that kind of stuff built into the contract, and if not TSN has to do it to keep up pace with rivals. There is minimal competition for the CFL really, so they can be more lax in that aspect. While the viewership numbers are huge draws for TSN/CFL on a per game basis they still get more from other leagues in the long-haul.meaning more money overall...meaning more money put into them.
I would love to see more pregame stuff, and feel it has progressed, but I also remember the pre-TSN era and the sub-par coverage issues and am grateful for what TSN has accomplished. TSN has been a great partner to the league and while there is always room to improve I feel the the CFL's resurgence owes a dept of gratitude to TSN, who, IMO, was a major factor in that. They have provided a professional feel for the broadcasts (production anyways...sometimes the talent leaves something to be desired), camera upgrades, offered their footage to the league to use as reviews, pushed to get rid of blackouts, do an amazing Grey Cup day, provide games on Classic channel, provide a game replay late night, brought in Wendy's as a good sponsor (along with others who were more interested in doing business with them than CBC).
Yeah, there could be tweaking, but thank-you TSN for all that you have done. If there is a bid that slightly outdoes TSN in the near future I hope the CFL takes all of this into consideration. This has been a great partnership for both sides.