I happy about this deal.CBC has also entered into a strategic partnership with VisionTV, which is available in 10 million Canadian homes, giving viewers even more access to CBC's award-winning figure skating coverage.
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/figureskati...#ixzz1Oho2yX6t
I was a little concerned about how widely VisionTV is available, but from its website it looks like people in most provinces/territories can find it on at least one cable system.
I was also a little concerned that it seems to be a faith-based channel - not sure how figure skating fits into that strategic direction - but since it has ads on its website advertising that it's currently showing Absolutely Fabulous and The Benny Hill Show, I think it interprets that strategic direction quite loosely
We live in an ageist society where everything is based on youth, but I hated being 18. I don't like teenagers any more now than I did then. I'm 49 now and there is no way that I'd go back to my teens and 20s - even if I knew what I know now, I don't want to go through all that again. I found it a very difficult time. - Buzz Osborne of the Melvins
I think vision is part of my standard cable package.
"Skating fans are not a patient bunch." Dragonlady
Great news! It will be interesting to see what network Tracy Wilson commentates for.
I'm happy about this b/c I had gotten used to/liked cbc's coverage, especially the online streaming. I was worried about what was going to change b/c of some of the events being shown on ctv, so I'm glad some of it will still be what we're used to.
So, CTV will air Canadians and Skate Canada (I will believe they will air those events in their entirety when I see it), while CBC will air the rest of the events (complete coverage of GPF and Worlds--YES!). I guess I can live with that. With CBC not having to spend money on SC and Canadians, maybe they'll be more consistent in showing us 4CC and the other GP events in their entirety.
And thanks, Sylvia, for posting the link.
Can't skate but love to watch
Good. I'm happy that things are settled.
Thanks for the link.
Wow - thanks for the commitment, CBC. 5-year deal is great. Hope you are able to continue the full coverage of the events that you did provide and will cheer if you can do even more on the other events included in this deal. And CBC, hope you see what you can do about signing up Pj too.