April 05, 2018

CBC Sports teams up with “dead-on-arrival” streaming service

David MenziesMission Specialist


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?

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commented 2018-04-06 01:40:19 -0400
What a waste of money. Does the left ever make a sane decision when it comes to tax money?
commented 2018-04-05 20:01:04 -0400
What does the CBC care? It’s not their money. I’ll bet someone at the CBC has a connection with someone at DAZN. Or maybe it’s someone in the Liberal party that has a connection at DAZN. There’s a huge grey area when it comes to the CBC & the Liberals.
commented 2018-04-05 19:37:17 -0400
CBC,the network that Screws Taxpayers Daily.
commented 2018-04-05 17:57:05 -0400
More CBC flailing and failing.
commented 2018-04-05 17:21:31 -0400
your so right. who cares about the cbc except of course the cbc. and hooking up with da-zone is as always another cbc disaster. and as always in this country- who cares. just me and the rest of the taxpayers footing the bill. maybe a change in title might work. congo broadcasting network. who would ever waste money on that.
commented 2018-04-05 17:19:40 -0400
Of course CBC supports the “taking the knee” in the NFL, hence the contract. They always flog the dead horse with tax payers money.
commented 2018-04-05 16:46:39 -0400
Both the CBC and the NFL are worthy of censure in my opinion. CBC should be completely de-funded and the the NFL should be boycotted due to that whole “taking the knee” indecent.