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Rogers fears it overbid, using cost-cutting measures

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While the NHL is enjoying the benefits of the new Canadian television deal, the same cannot be said for the people writing those big cheques. The word out of Rogers Communications Inc., is that the board of directors has everyone below them sweating to wring every cent of revenue out of the NHL broadcast rights on every platform the company owns or controls.

There is much fear the company overpaid for the deal, as the Rogers-BCE Inc., consortium did several years ago for the Olympic rights and wasn’t able to turn a profit. Cost-cutting is the management mantra, which led to a steady stream of layoffs and firings.

The trouble for Rogers is that it only has two ways to earn revenue on the package – selling advertising and attracting new subscribers for its networks that will carry the games. It is possible the company could ask the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for permission to raise its cable fees but people in the industry do not believe the CRTC would agree.

So the heat is on Rogers’ advertising sales staff and viewers can expect to see all of the best games outside of Saturday night on the Sportsnet and City networks in order to entice people to sign up.


Outdoor games, Rogers deal fuel surge in revenue for NHL clubs - The Globe and Mail
 

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Wow what a surprise, not
 

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Maybe Rogers should sell some of their broadcasting rights to TSN?
 
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I wonder what Jose Bautista thinks about this development :think:
 

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Me no know hockey But baseball been berry berry good to me

how do you say ... "fuckin rogers cant pick up any players/payroll and this shit jays team is going nowhere" in spanish? :noidea:
 

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/on this note and off on the tangent ... maybe a couple years late but my daughters into it now ... wtf Disney???

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Not overly concerned. NBC had similar fears early on and it's come around for them.

They built a sports network off of it.
 

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Are you guys going to be OK without or with less UFC?

I think i will be ... a lil shook up about the whole deal but i should be ok

I just worry about all the hockey players who go to the roxy who will now have to go toe to toe with the Ed Hardy crowd that no longer have their UFC release :ohwell:

/per capita canada has the biggest buy rates on UFC ppvs
 

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lol

Nice that stereotypes cross borders.
 
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