Radio & Television

TSN asks for live sports on ESPN Classic

OTTAWA – TSN has applied to the CRTC to allow its digi-net ESPN Classic Canada to air live sports. The Bell Globemedia-owned channel’s conditions of license say it can’t air any live games at all and TSN has asked the Commission to change that so that it can show live events in up to 15% of its broadcasting hours (about four hours a day, potentially). TSN has come up against scheduling conflicts in the past where having an additional cable outlet in which to air games or other events would have been helpful. It has shifted some programming in the...