I would be willing to pay an additional fee for 2021 incase we can't have people at the games in 2021. I think there would be interest from others if we can't go.
MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL have some sort of supplemental pay per view. Don't know what the fee should be but I was thinking in the $80 to $100 for the season with the money split between the teams. I am sure we could get 400 ,000 to 600,000 subscribers. It's 50 million approx and an additional 5 million per team until we are back to some sort of normal life. Won't need it if we are Covid free or Bell steps up. Any other thoughts?
All the CFL would have to do is create its own TV channel and get CRTC to offer in with any cable package. They don't have the guts. They rather take the 45 million a year from TSN, fork over every digital, broadcast, radio rights of theirs for 5 million a franchise than to build their brand.
Goddell is correct. They need to step up or sell the entire league to a sports management giant who will do it properly.
I've been a paying fan for decades. Tired of the old BS excuses and the hat in hand every ten years. Players making peanuts while ticket prices increase every year and private owners use their franchises as money laundering and sheltered tax benefit vehicles for themselves and Community owned team cheating the system and exporting every penny earned to outside causes when their own league is held together with gun tape and every time an issue occurs they go running to government.
That is no a viable business model and fans should stop going along with it if they want change and the CFL to grow.
TSN has day passes for 4.99. Ideal for people who don't have a subscription and just want to watch or stream select events i.e. CFL games. If there is a double or even a triple header that price would cover it. Can't see a separate PPV being a better price point than that and the CFL already has income through TSN.
The TSN contract also has a ratings escalator which. Splitting up the audience with PPV would make it much harder if not impossible to reach costing the CFL revenue.
No other leagues that couldn't have fans have had a separate PPV option outside of their contract. With existing options already out there I don't see any way how separate PPV will benefit the league.