Uh-oh .... looks like we're about to have TSN2 all over again.

Ah well, I'm a Rogers Subscriber so I'm not too worried.

Maybe this should carry a parental warning: Words appearing in this column may be upsetting to passionate Toronto Blue Jays fans who dont subscribe to Rogers Cable.

Two words in particular might set them to gnashing their teeth and rending their garments. Those words are Raptors and TSN2.

This may be alarmist, but with Rogers Sportsnet One set to launch Saturday the new channel that will carry 25 Blue Jays games this season including four in the upcoming week is available only to Rogers subscribers. Its possible that may change by the end of Friday or within the next week, but theres no assurance of that.

At this point, we know that it will be on Rogers, said Rogers Communications spokesperson Jan Innes. We are still in discussions with other carriers.

Its also possible that Sportsnet could get itself into the same battle with the likes of Bell TV and Cogeco that TSN2 did with Rogers two years ago. It was a fight that resulted in thousands of disgruntled Raptors fans not being able to watch their favourite team.

The fact that Sportsnet Ones first distribution deal is with Rogers, Im told, has nothing to do with the fact theyre owned by the same company. Negotiations, Im also told, were tough.
Source - Toronto Star