Not the greatest news for the CFL broadcast partner TSN. Budget cuts and layoffs announced by Bell there today that they just talked about sadly on Sportscentre. Sheri Forde and a number of behind the scenes production people axed as well. Likely more cuts coming once the new pick and choose cable regulations come in and they lose subscription numbers and revenues related to those. Not great news for the CFL as the gap between those who can watch NFL on CTV and numbers who receive TSN (to watch CFL) grows.[url=http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/tsns-off-the-record-cancelled-amid-bell-job-cuts/article27308362/]http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-o ... e27308362/[/url]
the restructuring “is really the result? of new rules – set by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) after last year’s Let’s Talk TV ruling – that are gradually coming into force.
The company’s powerhouse sports network, TSN, was hit hard on Tuesday, according to sources, though the precise number of jobs lost is unclear. The channel has long been one of Bell Media’s flagship enterprises but has seen its advantage over rival Sportsnet slip away since Rogers Communications Inc. snatched away the bulk of the National Hockey League broadcast rights in a $5.2-billion deal reached in 2013.