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Another Frustrating Broadcasting Story

August 16, 2006 @ 16:55

It's interesting what's happened at Sportsnet. In case you didn't know or didn't hear, the sports network has had a change of direction (I love that term) and drastically reduced their hockey coverage.

Instead of Hockey Central being a nightly feature, it's been reduced to a weekly feature.

Among the casualties was Sportsnet news director Scott Morrison who just signed on with Hockey Night in Canada.

But here's the point. Sportsnet in my opinion, and in the opinion of many guys I know, had surpassed TSN in its hockey analysis. It was flat-out more entertaining.

Bill Watters, Nick Kypreos and Gord Stellick had their finger on the button people. It was a lot easier to watch, and a lot more informative than anything TSN had to offer.

Kypreos, who actually cut his teeth on the Humble and Fred Show was exceptional. He and Watters are so well connected the show simply had something to offer every night.

But ratings are ratings, and bean counters are bean counters and for those reasons it couldn't continue. And because of that, we all lose.

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