The big news yesterday was that the CBC secured rights for another 12 years to probably the only TV show in this country that actually makes any money — Hockey Night in Canada
. Another source without
the CBC spin makes matters a little more clear: CBC has actually ceded control of HNIC to Rogers
; they now own the brand, along with national rights for all NHL games on all platforms.
So high-fives and chest bumps all around... Rogers will no doubt be streaming NHL games on their proprietary mobile TV service
in short order, likely at rates far more attractive than the equivalent raw data throughput. Sound familiar?
But this is not the story. The story is the siloing of Canadian media, and how it's 100% at odds with a free and open Internet, on mobile phones or otherwise.