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LES EXPOS SIGN FRENCH-TV PACKAGE, BUT NO ENGLISH TV
Published February 21, 1995
While the Expos this week announced a 52-game TV package on two free French-language stations, team President Claude Brochu says the team "struck out again in its bid to get some games" on English-language TV. Brochu: "I don't know what we have to do attract some attention. Last year we had the best team in Canada, the best team in baseball, but we couldn't put a TV deal together." The Blue Jays have effectively tied up Canada's two major networks. The CBC carries Blue Jays games nationally on Friday nights while a group of CTV stations owned by or affiliated with Toronto-based Baton Broadcasting offers extensive regional coverage of Jays games. The Expos have received interest from independent English stations, but the major stumbling block for the team is that CFCF, the CTV affiliate in Montreal, has shown none (Pat Hickey, Montreal GAZETTE, 2/18).