Availability in Canada of US Super Bowl ads & Bell Layoffs

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Availability in Canada of US Super Bowl ads & Bell Layoffs

Postby Coolcat » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:43 am

Heard a bit of the local sports radio station this morning and they were blaming layoffs at Bell Media on the loss of the Superbowl ads. Not sure if I buy this when you consider all the promos for CTV and ads from other Bell companies running constantly (many times the same ad running 10-15 times during the game). The layoffs probably had more to do with the state of the industry and justifying payroll.
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Re: Availability in Canada of US Super Bowl ads & Bell Layof

Postby tuned » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:02 pm

This is what happens when the government allows a handful of companies to own all of the media. The people that work for the radio stations have to spout corporate propaganda or they lose their jobs. Bell wants more corporate welfare. They are trying to convince the government that they need more handouts to provide "news". They aren't happy about the lack of simsub for the Superbowl and they have a point however their entire business model is based on simsub. These media companies are ripping off taxpayers and the people that listen/watch their content. The only people benefiting are the shareholders. Until the average Joe wakes up and complains it's going to continue.
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Re: Availability in Canada of US Super Bowl ads & Bell Layof

Postby Howaboutthat » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:25 pm

The Super Bowl cop out is pure BS.
Absolutely correct about the same ads running dozens of times during the game.
I'm happy to live in a non-border city where substitutions of Canadian over US feeds didn't happen.
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Re: Availability in Canada of US Super Bowl ads & Bell Layof

Postby OffAirSince79 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:29 pm

bell lets talk layoffs 2017

#letstalk
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Re: Availability in Canada of US Super Bowl ads & Bell Layof

Postby Coolcat » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:01 pm

With regard to TSN radio in Vancouver, they will still have a play by play person for the Whitecaps and the Lions so the firing was more personnel rather than positions. Unless the two guys were making kazillions there is no cost savings and any connection to ad substitutions on the Super Bowl is non-existent.
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Re: Availability in Canada of US Super Bowl ads & Bell Layof

Postby Howaboutthat » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:17 pm

Coolcat wrote:With regard to TSN radio in Vancouver, they will still have a play by play person for the Whitecaps and the Lions so the firing was more personnel rather than positions. Unless the two guys were making kazillions there is no cost savings and any connection to ad substitutions on the Super Bowl is non-existent.


You don't think they'd just go it cheap and simulcast the TSN feed?
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