Seems a lot of Canadians didn’t like not being able to see U.S. Super Bowl ads. Here are some highlights of their chatter during the game on Twitter.
— Hussy (@WHOOSAIN) February 3, 2014
Did you see that funny super bowl commercial? Ya me neither #canadianprobz
— Canadian Problems (@CanadianProbz) February 2, 2014
— Pierre Martin (@pmartin_UdeM) February 3, 2014
— Sara Daniele (@IMSaraDaniele) February 3, 2014
Apparently we just missed a commercial that used the hamster dance song. Fuck you CTV.
— Russ (@Russkun) February 3, 2014
@CTV_Television Thanks for all the great Canadian toilet paper commercials during the game, CTV! U.S. gets Clydesdales – we get shit wipes!!
— Garry Brodhagen (@GBrodie54) February 3, 2014
— Ed Brett (@ebrett) February 3, 2014
Thanks to the CRTC, Super Bowl is the one day of the year I feel like I live in entertainment Bosnia.
— Ted Bird (@manofbird) February 3, 2014
— Dave Cundy (@Davey26) February 3, 2014
— Alex Strachan (@astrachantv) February 3, 2014
89% of Canadians will YouTube the commercials tomorrow anyway
— Stats Canada (@stats_canada) February 3, 2014
Thankfully the CRTC hasn't found a way to remove the US commercials from twitter. #SB48
— Kevin Martens (@kmart_44) February 3, 2014
Thanks CTV for reminding me that home hardware still has paint during the Super Bowl.
— Jason Hovde (@lumbernuts) February 3, 2014
— Chris Graham (@the_cdg) February 3, 2014
— Ali Moussa (@amous80) February 3, 2014
Hey CTV, can I watch the FOX broadcast now? Oh wait, I WAS watching the FOX broadcast. Thanks, CRTC.
— Rascal Gas (@rascalgas) February 3, 2014
— Wade B (@shakeywade) February 3, 2014
For the next Super Bowl, the CRTC will allow CTV to substitute a clip of Celine Dion singing My Heart Will Go On over the actual show.
— Greg Beaulieu (@Greg_Beau) February 3, 2014
— Suzanne Raikes (@canaussiegirl) February 3, 2014
If the CRTC blocks Bruno Mars, I'll forget about the whole #SuperBowlXLVIII commercial thing. K?
— Tim Schneider (@timschneider) February 3, 2014
CTV’s promotions in particular got a lot of people annoyed:
— Samantha Shecter (@samantha_kali) February 3, 2014
— Presa Red (@BNB_EastCoast) February 2, 2014
Just so we're clear, MasterChef Canada is on after the game. I know there was some confusion, but it's on after the game. #CTV
— Rob Tychkowski (@Sun_Tychkowski) February 3, 2014
— Peter Kash FLOW 93-5 (@PeterKash) February 3, 2014
I wish we had more local commercials on our CTV feed. My favourite part is the CTV promos, esp the one where you killed Sail by Awolnation.
— SamanthaStevens (@radiosamantha) February 3, 2014
Not sure if everyone in Canada knows yet, so just in case: Masterchef Canada is on after the game. #CTV
— Ash Patel (@Ash_Patel_) February 3, 2014
How does @CTV_Television make any money? All they do is advertise their own stupid shows
— Alex Ross (@AlexWilliamRoss) February 3, 2014
CTV can keep hyping that #SpunOut show all they want. Still looks like a pile of tripe.
— Dave Fraser (@d_phrase) February 3, 2014
Dear CRTC…does protecting Cdn culture mean watching continuous ads of Bell products selling american shows?
— anthony vella (@ninovella) February 3, 2014
The CRTC can make us watch these bad commercials but they can't make us watch the bad shows CTV produces
— Darryl Randolph (@CopyDarryl) February 3, 2014
— Mike B/Test Icicles (@MikeB_TstIcicle) February 3, 2014
— Johnathan Donaldson (@DonJohnaldson) February 3, 2014
By the time the Super Bowl ends I will never want to watch a #CTV show again in my life.
— Brandon (@bnuss_) February 2, 2014
And then, of course, there was when CTV cut out in the middle of the postgame trophy ceremony to start an episode of Masterchef Canada, and dumped the rest of the postgame show on TSN2 (as a bonus, many distributors took a minute or two to end substitution on Fox):
— CTV Television (@CTV_Television) February 3, 2014
— Manicouagan1998 (@tsatsatsaclown) February 3, 2014
#ctv vient de couper le feed de la game en pleine remise du thophée Vince Lombardi!!! Wow. Pas fort ça!!!
— jeremy filosa (@j_filosa) February 3, 2014
CTV bails with no warning dead in the middle of trophy presentation to get to their next show. Another big win for signal substitution!
— Dan Tencer (@dantencer) February 3, 2014
— Joshua Bercier (@joshbercier) February 3, 2014
Ahahah CTV just trolled everyone
— James Novakovic (@JamesNovakovic) February 3, 2014
THANKS CTV!! I WASN'T WATCHING THE POST GAME CEREMONIES OR ANYTHING
— SlurpeeCapital (@SlurpeeCapital) February 3, 2014
— Paul Reifenstein (@Reifle) February 3, 2014
CTV really? Who cuts out of a post game ceremony mid speech? #SB48
— Jaime Stein (@jaimestein) February 3, 2014
— Richard Cloutier (@rdcloutier) February 3, 2014
Can you just imagine CTV cutting out during a Stanley Cup postgame to debut the Canadian version of an American reality show? Amazing.
— Patrick Bales (@patrickbales) February 3, 2014
— Darrell Gauchier (@Go4Darrell) February 3, 2014
@CTV_Television thanks for cutting away before the trophy presentation, I'm sure there was some really important episode of Saving Hope on..
— Jonny Beers (@JonnyBeers) February 3, 2014
Its the year 2014 and we aren't grown up enough in Canada to be able to choose CTV or FOX TV. The result is – Masterchef instead of trophy.
— Dan Russell (@DanRussellST) February 3, 2014
— electrumwire (@electrumwire) February 3, 2014
CTV "now we're forcing you to watch Masterchef because **** you!!"
— Chris Mouland (@Metalleaf) February 3, 2014
@CTV_Television Are you completely SERIOUS!!!!??? You switch from the Superbowl post game to some idiotic COOKING SHOW!!?? You SUCK!!!!!!
— Scott Wylie (@ScottWylie7) February 3, 2014
"Fuck you Seahawks fans" – CTV
— JP Kirby (@the506) February 3, 2014
CTV WHAT THE FUCK
— ?ate. (@NateWyse) February 3, 2014
FUCK YOU CTV
— Hardev Singh (@Hardev_Singh) February 3, 2014
Did I hear correctly? @CTV_Television interrupted the Puppy Bowl with a Littlest Hobo rerun?!
— Paul Van Beek (@etownbudsfan) February 3, 2014
But some people had nice things to say about CTV:
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) February 3, 2014
Props to @CTV_Television for streaming Super Bowl XLVIII on their website!
— ?????? ????? (@AndrewTaran) February 3, 2014
And some people who actually did want to watch Masterchef Canada:
— Crystal Davis (@crystald0524) February 3, 2014