Why can't some of TSN.ca's broadband broadcasts be played in the US?

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  1. puck57

    puck57 Registered User

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    Why are some of TSN's internet broadcasts blocked from being played in the states? What is it with the copyright problems that you can not see them outside of Canada- like the broadcast about the Bruin's coach firing and some US open coverage. So irritating- anyone know what the problem is or why they restrict them?
     
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    Well for sure, US OPEN American rights are opened by someone other than TSN.
     
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    Simply, they do not own the rights to show certain things in the States. I doubt CBS or whoever would appreciate it if TSN was showing the Open in their territory. As for the Lewis thing, there may have been highlights involved in the piece that TSN does not have the rights to show in the States. ANd more importantly, someone else in the U.S. does have the rights to.
     
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    Dunno what the problem is, but it's a reasonably new one. I linked up the content alot, for something I did, and it was very annoying to have the blackouts come out of
    the blue, thinking you would be able to direct people to a video piece, and then, whoops, guess not.
     
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    I also know that RDS is broadcasting only in Canada too.
     
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  7. Novak Djokovic

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    Well, COmcast is for US so TSN is for Canada!!!
     

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