People got pretty angry online about the lack of availability of National League Division Series games on Sportsnet. Unfortunately, it’s not Sportsnet’s fault. The NLDS games that air on MLB Network are exclusive to that channel on both sides of the border. And if your provider is among the many in Canada that doesn’t carry MLB Network, I’m afraid it’s tough luck for you.
An interesting opportunity coming on Friday night, when the Oilers play the Flames. Sportsnet has the game nationally, but is producing it regionally for each team, and will separate broadcasts with separate play-by-play announcers on separate channels: Flames on Sportsnet One, and Oilers on Sportsnet 360. The other all-Canadian national broadcasts this week won’t be doing that.
The Disappearance, a new series being developed for CTV and Super Écran, has begun filming in Montreal, and announced its cast, which includes local stars Micheline Lanctôt and Kevin Parent.
Brendan Kelly chats with Matt Holubowski, the former contestant of La Voix who is doing the rounds promoting a new album. He talks about participating in the singing competition, and what I found interesting is that producers of the show actually contacted him first asking him to audition. And at first he declined, until his (francophone) friends encouraged him to go for it.
Sportsnet has a new ad (that you’ve probably seen 100 times if you watch Jays games) selling Sportsnet Now as a legal alternative to unreliable pirated streams. It’s interesting that this ad acknowledges the existence of such methods, which suggests they’ve become very popular.
Global News journalist (and former Gazette colleague) Monique Muise got married over the weekend to Trudeau photographer Adam Scotti. I’m heartbroken that I can no longer call her “MoMu”. Not that I actually did that.