TSN2 debacle continues to fester
The TSN-Rogers standoff over TSN2 is about to enter its eighth month with no solution in sight, which is not only bad news for Toronto Raptors fans but for those who subscribe to Rogers' specialty sports packages.
Those who paid for things like NHL Centre Ice did so in hopes of having every NHL game available to them, either through the specialty package or on channels like CBC, TSN and Sportsnet. But here's the catch: If the game is on another channel, it's not on Centre Ice.
So is a game's on TSN2, it's black out on Centre Ice for Rogers customers. But those suckers can't get TSN2, because Rogers and TSN are still squabbling over it, so they can't watch the game.
``My concern is when the playoffs come," says CI victim Paul Tranetti. ``Why weren't we told that these games wouldn't be available?"
Rogers says basically that it can't do much about the problem because of its contract with the NHL. Of course, it could end this standoff but apparently that's not possible at this time.
Tranetti urges other subscribers to do what he did: Complain to Rogers. He got a month's credit, but as he says, that's not the point. ``I want to watch the games," he says.