Is OLN's plan to become a national "Comcast Sports Network"

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    And is the OLN the beginning of that? I know that it's been mentioned that OLN is planning to change its name, and that they're bidding on other sports franchise's cable rights. The question is: Will they take those bids that they win and rebuild OLN into a US national CSN? Has anyone heard word about anything like this officially from anyone connected to OLN? Thanks.
     
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    SportsNet is pretty successful in all of its markets, so I'd say that it is indeed their plan. Comcast is probably using OLN and the NHL deal as catalysts to the whole process and if they land another sports package (say, the NFL two-day deal that's been tossed around), it could take off rather well. I would imagine that the existing regional markets would merge programming with the national network, like with broadcast sports.
     
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    We have OLN in Canada. Just wondering if they will be playing NHL games here as well. It would be very popular, guaranteed.
     
  4. Verbal Kint*

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    Canadian broadcast rights still belong to TSN.
     
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