Browns Ink TV Deal With Local ABC Affiliate Fox Sports Promotes NBA In-Market Streaming Players' Tribune Has Mixed Reviews To Date Leafs Execs Criticized For Poor On-Ice Results Woods Fires Back At Jenkins, Golf Digest Fox Adds Members To Golf Broadcast Team Wise Leaving WaPo To Join Whitlock Site Media Notes Sources: NBC Fires Jamie Horowitz Univision Deportes To Announce Awards Nominees
TSN TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF WITH REGIONAL BROADCAST DEAL
Published September 17, 1998
After "striking a deal" with the Maple Leafs and Molson Breweries, TSN announced details of its six-year deal to broadcast the team's games in Ontario, according to Chris Zelkovich of the TORONTO STAR. Molson owns the team's broadcast rights. The deal, which will see TSN broadcast 31 Leafs games this season, is the net's second regional hockey package, as it will carry at least 20 Canadiens games in English, to be shown in Quebec and the Maritimes (TORONTO STAR, 9/17). In Toronto, Rob Longley puts the deal at "as much as" C$23M annually. The deal also calls for TSN to carry "a minimum of" 51 games next season (TOR. SUN, 9/17). NOTE: CT-based Imadgine will provide TSN in Canada with its virtual ad and replay system. TSN will use the technology across a variety of its programming, marking the first time it will be offered on Canadian TV (Imadgine).