Protest of Rogers (Sportsnet), the NHL, Bell (RDS/TSN) and TVA blacking out of French language HABS GAMES ON RDS west of Quebec !
Montreal Canadiens' games starting next season October 2014 will be 'blacked out' on RDS in Canada from Western Ontario to British Columbia.
This petition is to try and generate as many signatures to persuade ROGERS (Sportsnet), the NHL, Bell (RDS/TSN) and TVA to put aside their corporate rivalries, and see they will be upsetting tens of thousands of French and English-speaking HABS FANS across Canada !!!
Do you know the Montreal Canadiens is the largest most diverse hockey club fan-base in the world ?
Why do we call it the #RogersPetition ? Because Rogers, having national exclusivity will be the catalyst to seek compromise among the other parties, the NHL, Bell, TVA and the Montreal Canadiens organization itself.
It starts with Rogers to initiate the solution !
Sign the petition now and lets show Rogers, Bell, TVA and the NHL how much we Canadians, ...coast to coast to coast, ...really love our Habs !
My efforts, so far, on the #RogersPetition, here, and on Twitter (https://twitter.com/HabInSurrey) indicate a deep concern and resentment to what has transpired, specifically for Montreal Canadiens Fans as a result of the NHL's sale to Roger’s of exclusive control of national broadcasting rights beginning this coming season.
Some say Roger’s bought the rights and they can do as they please.
I, and others not so gullible, say ‘not so fast, bucko !’
The Montreal Canadiens is not just a ‘hockey franchise’ like any other, it is a national institution important to folks from Whitehorse in the Yukon to Conception Bay Newfoundland. It is a unique sports, cultural and linguistic institution across Canada, not only in Quebec.
The Montreal Canadiens represent the largest most-diverse hockey Fan-base in Canada, coast to coast to coast. To say Roger’s can’t make a financially feasible product of a Habs’ Channel, or have a cooperative partnership with providers TVA and Bell’s affiliates, TSN and RDS is bunk.
It is something if We do not show Our frustration and rejection of, Roger’s indeed will do as they please.
Do not underestimate the power of bad press, lost business and tens if thousands of incensed Habs’ Fans, I say!
Further, the Montreal Canadiens are as well of significant cultural importance to Francophones across Canada, not only in Quebec, Eastern Ontario, and the Maritimes. With enough vituperation this has the potential to become a cultural and linguistic issue politically within the CRTC and the Federal Ministry of Heritage Canada.
So, let’s keep pounding away at Roger’s, and not let-up until there is an affordable product for all income-groups of Habs’ Fans across Canada to watch their treasured team play it’s full 82 game schedule in a way that is not convoluted and too expensive for everyone but the well-to-do.
It may not happen over-night, it may be deathly resisted by the executives of Roger's, the NHL, TVA and Bell in Toronto, New York City and Montreal. But, let’s not waver until Roger’s creates/negotiates a simile of an affordable Habs Channel for all Montreal Canadiens games available across Canada, preferably with options of hearing the games in either French or in English.
I am certain if Roger’s marketed that the right way, with it's partners, this will be a win-win for both Rogers, it's partners, and Montreal Canadiens fans.
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