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  1. Are you disappointed in the lack of live pre-olympic coverage that Canada's Olympic Broadcast Consortium has provided so far?
  2. Yeah no kidding. If this is a foreshadow of CTV's coverage of the Olympics it's gonna suck! I want to see live sporting action, none of this CTV E-talk bull crap. If there is more of the pop culture coverage of who's at Whistler during the games, this is going to suck. I watched the 2nd half of the coverage yesterday and half of it was Tanya Kim and Eugene Levy's kid in Whistler of which celebrity will be in Whistler....Tanya, I don't give a crap!!! CTV better get it together. It really is too bad that CBC lost the TV rights at least it would devote it's coverage for the moment!!!
  3. CTV has finally launched its Olympic website ctvolympics.ca
  4. Too bad of the lack of pre-olympic coverage that The Olympic Broadcast Consortium (CTV-Rogers) promised to deliver to Canadians leading up to 2010. There was no coverage on CTV/TSN and Rogers Sportsnet.
  5. Well at least it is better than Lillehammer 94 and Barcelona 92. Visit My Website Brian Williams will lead an all-star roster of 140 English and French broadcasters from sports, news, entertainment and music which will form Canada's Olympic broadcast team for Vancouver 2010. The Canadian Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium will also consist of 31 Olympians who have combined to win 27 Olympic medals. Never before has there been a media commitment of this magnitude by an Olympic rights-holder in this country, as Canadians will be able to experience the Games on a variety of official platforms
  6. Nice Stuff Mr. X. I taped the closing ceremonies last night and I hope I can transfer it to digital
  7. I have the Torino DVD myself and I hoping the CBC will have for Beijing as well. I hope the CBC with the IOC permission will produce DVD's of previous Olympics gone past when the had the network rights.
  8. Yeah I could see Brian Williams and Lloyd Robertson calling the opening ceremonies. Yeah I can just here him, "It's just past 5:00 in the afternoon here in Vancouver for the opening ceremonies for the 21st Olympic Winter Games!" I think Tracy Wilson is doing anaylists for NBC, but I not sure if she is wth CTV/TSN anymore. I read in an article that in terms of figure skating coverage Sportsnet's Rob Faulds is replacing CTV/TSN Rod Black as the Figure Skating commentator with Jamie Sale, David Pelltier and Kurt Browning as Anaylists.
  9. It is a little late but I want to ad my condolences to Ron Maclean for the loss of his mother. He is very classy and very professional at the most diffcult time of his life and great to see him in Toronto to add his final thoughts after the closing ceremonies. Well the coverage has ended and I thought CBC actually went out with a bang. You could tell with Scott Russell voice was a little bittersweet that the network won't be their for 2010 and 2012. Overall I thought the networks coverage was quite good and I was really impressed with all 4 anchors and I thought Ian Hanomansingh should have
  10. I wonder if CTV/Rogers will lure some CBC talent (behind the camera and on camera) to their coverage of 2010 and 2012 Olympics. NBC borrows a couple of freelance announcers and some from ESPN. For instance NBC has hired ESPN lead Basketball announcer Mike Breen to be its play by play guy for their basketball coverage. I wonder if CTV will borrow the likes of Steve Armatige and Scott Russell to their coverage.
  11. CBC's broadcast isn't all that bad at this point. I think they are stuck between a lame duck and going out with a bang since CTV-Rogers have the TV rights for 2010 and 2012. It is kind of a different coverage as Brian Williams is no longer there to anchor (since he has moved to CTV/TSN), but Ron MacLean should have been give the Prime Time Anchor Host role years ago. The coverage of Track and Field won't be the same as Don Wittman died of Cancer in January. Mark Lee is a capable commentator but he is not in the same league as Don Wittman. The coverage online at cbc.ca has been suprisingly ve
  12. Yeah I am quite suprised that Brian Williams is not anchoring TSN's coverage. It looks like Dave Randorf and Gino Reda will be anchoring and with Vic Rauter as the only TSN announcer as part of CBC's coverage.
  13. It looks like CBC is going all out in their coverage before making way to CTV-Rogers for 2010 and 2010. The CBC is promising an unprecedented 2,400 hours-plus of Summer Games coverage on television, radio and the Internet. CBC Olympic Coverage CBC promises unprecedented Olympic coverage Canadian Press July 16, 2008 at 8:44 AM EDT VANCOUVER — Coverage of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing will be high-definition and high-tech for Canadians. The CBC is promising an unprecedented 2,400 hours-plus of Summer Games coverage on television, radio and the Internet. "I don't think there has ever been
  14. I think the coverage will be ok, but I am questioning CTV's Rogers commitment to Amaetur Sport. When the got the TV Rights for 2010 and 2012 they promised increased coverage or pre-olympic coverage leading up to 2010 and right now Rogers Sportsnet has a hand full of Alpine Sking and TSN has Curling and Men's Women's Hockey. I am dissapointed that CTV Rogers did not step up and sign a broadcast deal with ISU in which the CBC rencently did. CTV/Rogers promised a commitment to amateur sports, well where is it?
  15. David Suzuki!! For the love of god NO!!! I am thinking most recently either Cindy Klassen, Clara Hughes, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier or maybe Joe Sakic would be a great choice!!!
  16. Check this article by Rob Brodie from Sun Media . Neither network (CTV and CBC) not willing to bid for ISU rights due to unreasonably high demands by ISU President Ottavio Cinquanta. Cinquanta is still adamant that networks in both Canada and US should pay high TV rights, but he needs to get his finger out off ass and realize that Figure Skating image is not very good due to the judging scandal from Salt Lake that is resulting in lower ratings and less advertising revenues for the networks.. The ISU currently is without TV rights holder in both Canada and the USA for Figure Skating Speeding
  17. ISU is really paying the huge price as well. Both Canadian and American Networks are refusing to pay high TV Rights anymore due to (1) The Salt Lake City Judging Scandal (2) Declining Ratings So I can understand why both CTV and The Mothercorp is refusing to fork over the money to the ISU. At the end of the day, however I really hope that CTV/Rogers does sign the contract with the ISU so it shows their Olympic intentions are credible. CTV could aways air the major championships in Figure Skating and Long & Short Track Speed Skating, while TSN and Rogers Sportsnet could air the ISU Fig
  18. I am very disapointed in CTV's position then. They promised during their mandate of the 2010 and 2012 that they would increased coverage of amateur sports by 50% and you would think with the success of long trackers in Torino this would be a non-issue. Having siad that ISU is having problems getting an U.S broadcaster as well. The package with ABC has expired and Los Angeles may lose the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships because of no TV. Maybe ISU is asking too much, but I wish CTV/Rogers would live up to its promise!
  19. I think that is a stupid idea if FIS turf's the super g. Super G is very unique speed event where you don't have any training runs, just a short inspection. It is very unpredictable and exciting race. If FIS mandate is to cut event due to scheduling, then the super-combi should be the one to go! I hope the skiiers protest this proposal albiet the likes of Erik Guay, Herman Meier, Renate Goeschl, Anja Persson and Arne Svindal are are against this proposal to remove Super G.
  20. With only 15 federations in Bandy, I can't see it being an Olympic Sport! I heard that Curling Skills, Alpine Cross, Women's Ski Jumping and Team Luge will more than likely be included for 2010 in Vancouver.
  21. I think you better do your homework. I don't think CTV/TSN who paid the IOC $92 Million for the Vancouver Games would have Canada play Sweden at 10:00 in morning, if you switch to 7:00pm then it might be half decent.
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