By Devin Heroux, CBC Sports, May 31, 2017
Fee increase for sports channels a blow to game’s grassroots, says Curling Canada
Curling clubs across Canada are rallying together and pushing back against what they see as unfair treatment by the country’s two biggest cable television providers.
In March, Bell and Rogers announced that “public viewing establishments” with a license to sell alcohol, mainly bars and restaurants, would be charged more money to get sports channels like Bell’s TSN and Rogers’ Sportsnet in their establishments. The move could end up costing the average-size bar upwards of $4,000 more per year, according to an industry estimate.