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Joe Cole2010-05-12 22:01:51 +0000 #1
GolTV Canada to launch in October

August 4, 2005

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved an application from Insight Sports Limited to operate "The Soccer Net" as a pay digital "Category 2 Specialty Programming" television service.

Insight Sports has announced that it will use the licence to launch GolTV Canada in October.
toronto_soccer2010-05-12 22:10:20 +0000 #2
goltv is the bomb. the only problem is it focuses mainly on south and central america. fsc ( fox soccer channel ) is more about europe and north america.
Kezman92010-05-12 22:36:48 +0000 #3
thats awsome im going to try and get it, how much do you think it will be and will it be avalibale on rogers digital cable?
supersjd2010-05-12 22:59:56 +0000 #4
There should be a lot more soccer on tv in canada. All they show is english premier league games and only 3 on saturday and 1 on sunday. Its great tsn is showing champions league and other big games but still i think there should be more.
Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 22:58:05 +0000 #5
Well, I'd have to disagree. I'm sitting here on the east coast with a normal satellite package and I doubt if anyone in the world has it better than Canada.

Sportsnet - EPL

TSN - Champions League

TV5 - France

Fox Sports World Canada - Germany, Argentina, MLS, Brazil, France, Spain Scotland, Portugal, Greece, Netherlands and Asia

Telelatino - Italy, Spain

GolTV to start November 1

www.livesoccertv.com/soccer-channels.php
supersjd2010-05-13 00:21:21 +0000 #6
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe MacCarthy

Well, I'd have to disagree. I'm sitting here on the east coast with a normal satellite package and I doubt if anyone in the world has it better than Canada.

Sportsnet - EPL

TSN - Champions League

TV5 - France

Fox Sports World Canada - Germany, Argentina, MLS, Brazil, France, Spain Scotland, Portugal, Greece, Netherlands and Asia

Telelatino - Italy, Spain

GolTV to start November 1

www.livesoccertv.com/soccer-channels.php

Well i have standard cable which about 90% of the people i know have and we dont get TV5, Fox Sports World Canada, Telelatino or GolTV. Im on the west so that might be a difference.
supersjd2010-05-12 22:30:49 +0000 #7
I see what you mean though. All those are available in Canada so if you want to spend the extra money for them you can. Alright i take that back that canadas bad with soccer on tv but still there is one thing that bugs me. If you watch the major sports channels they barely ever have any soccer highlights. I rather watch that then 30 minutes of MLB coverage.
Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 23:07:04 +0000 #8
I should clarify what I meant by standard. It isn't the cheapest package but an average one ($40) where you can pick some options. I'm sure the digital cable is the same way.

Even with a standard cable package from what people tell me it is still better than UK. Either way, like any other interest (even hockey) if you want choice you have to pay a little extra.

Why would there be any coverage of a European sport on a Canadian sportscast? Yes there is NFL (as an exception) but there is also a NA cultural and proximity interest involved there; and after all there is no Canadian team in La Liga.

The Whitecaps and Impact are on the sports highlight packages in Mtl and Van. There is a TV show Caps Corner that I can see here in the Maritimes. Sportnet has SoccerCentral.

If I were a swimming or skiing fan I would be complaining that a sport along the same visibility plane has tons more coverage than these other sports get.

Some people think this is Europe or should be like it. It isn't.

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