Tsn Cfl Agreement
The new expanded agreement will allow the CFL, TSN and RDS to further develop their properties, including Thursday Night Football in the summer, Friday Night Football throughout the regular season and Saturday night games. In 2008, Friday night matches were featured on Voom HD`s World Sport channel. In January 2009, however, Cablevision closed Voom HD. America One maintained the rights to other TSN and CBC simulcasts (prior to 2008) until the 2009 season; America One has syndicated its games to various regional sports networks in the United States. After the agreement ended, the CFL secured limited one-year divestment contracts with NFL Network (2010-11) and NBC Sports Network (2012-13). « For us, this is by far the best partnership in Canadian sport – one based on trust, respect and a shared love for the great game in Canadian football, » said Randy Ambrosie, CFL Commissioner. « Our league`s growth strategy, CFL 2.0, is about expansion, innovation and literally conquering the world. We are pleased to enter into an agreement that will allow us to look to the future as we continue to grow with our loyal and dedicated partners at TSN and RDS every step of the way. TSN and RDS` current agreement with the CFL was due to end at the end of the 2018 season. In March 2013, the CFL and TSN agreed on a five-year broadcasting agreement, which was reported to be worth $43 million per year starting in 2014.
That was more than two and a half times the previous five-year agreement, which was worth $15 million a year. The CFL continues to meet with the CFL Players` Association regarding the amendment of the current collective agreement to allow for a shortened season. Originally, the league set the 24th. July as the deadline for amendments to the CBA, an extension of the agreement beyond the 2021 expiration, federal funds and health and safety protocols. The League and TSN have agreed on a further six-year extension of the broadcasting rights. We don`t know all the details, but it looks like there`s a slight surge in money, about four million dollars more a year. This figure in dollar terms could increase with some incentives built into the contract. CFL games have been broadcast on TSN since 1986 and on RDS since 1989. Both channels became the League`s exclusive channels in 2008. The new expanded agreement provides for CFL, TSN and RDS to develop their characteristic qualities, including THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL in the summer, FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL throughout the regular season and Saturday night matches. This delay came and went without agreement. But while the CFL has extended the deadline, it has not announced a new one publicly.
Overall, TSN was good for the CFL and there`s nothing fundamentally wrong with continuing as it is, but it feels like the league missed an opportunity to take its business to another level.