Have those heading up CBC Sports ever heard of the somewhat obscure pigskin circuit called the National Football League? If so, they would never have agreed to partner with an on-demand streaming service called DAZN.
DAZN, pronounced “Da Zone,” is one dog that don’t hunt but the CBC is using it to stream coverage of the Commonwealth Games that kicked off on April 4th.
Last season the NFL entered into a partnership with Da-Zone and the service proved itself to be to online streaming what the Hindenburg was to air transportation — a disaster.
Indeed, it was such a fiasco that an NFL VP actually issued a public apology to Canadian fans.
Surely the people at CBC Sports knew, or should have known about these problems. On the heels of the NFL disaster, why in the world would CBC ever get into an arrangement with them?
Maybe CBC just likes to reward failure? Or maybe they don’t care if it flops again? After all, why would the broadcast bureaucrats who run CBC be concerned with Canadians enduring a crappy broadcasting experience? Isn’t that just another day at the office?
Oh well, considering nobody in Canada really gives a rodent’s rectum about the Commonwealth Games, if Da-Zone continues to crap-out, who’s going to notice?