Canadian Football League or CFL fans will be in for a great big surprise this Sunday when they sit down with their bar-b-cued wings and finger foods some proudly wearing their watermelon hats with friends in homes all across Canada and when it’s time to turn on the TV and search for the channel that has the Grey Cup cheers are going to turn to jeers for the fans that has supported the CFL for years that don’t have cable or satellite TV and the estimation is about four million Canadians.
CTV owns TSN who won the rights to be sole broadcaster for the CFL’s Grey Cup for the next five years.
In this down turn economy where people are losing their jobs and money is tight cable and satellite TV is a luxury that is put aside until more money starts to come into the household.
The CFL and CTV will have to deal with the fallout of this decision
For the CTV they will lose the fee for carriage fight with the CRTC because all those CFL fans that can’t afford cable and satellite TV will just buy writing paper and stamps and write nasty letters to the CRTC and CTV.
CTV seems not to care about all Canadians who have supported them over the years.
This is a good case of why the NFL should move to the great white north since the CFL wants to restrict all Canadians from watching the Grey Cup.
As far as I am concerned the CFL is history