Sportsnet and Tour De France 2020 on Optik TV (BC)

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We are Telus Optik TV subscribers in Delta BC. We plan on watching the Tour de France 2020 beginning August 29, 2020.

Can anyone confirm that Optik Sportsnet will be carrying the 2020 Tour so that we can sign up for the Optik channel package.

Thank you!


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NBC sports is American and has no broadcast rights in Canada. They would have to apply to the CRTC for a license which is highly unlikely.


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According to this article, the tour will only be available with a subscription to an online service starting this year. It doesn't look like Sportsnet will carry it.

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Sportnet's multimedia rights to the Tour de France expired in 2019.  I'm pretty sure you can still watch it on NBC Sports.

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NBC Sports in not licensed or available in Canada.

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Oops...thanks for the correction.
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Thank you - looks like we'll need to subscribe to Flobikes who have the Canada rights.

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why!!?? 

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at 55 for one month??? why cant Telus add NBC Sports with teh TDF to one of its packages. 

 

 

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NBC sports is American and has no broadcast rights in Canada. They would have to apply to the CRTC for a license which is highly unlikely.


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Even if NBC Sports was available in Canada, it's likely that Flobikes paid for the exclusive broadcast rights in Canada, so it would be blacked out on NBC Sports anyway.

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Just a heads up. Don’t even try to watch video of the 2020 Tour de France posted by Cycling Planet. It’s the wrong video and not even the correct stage winner. Not even sure what year the videos are from. Cycling Planet is just looking for views, they even turned off the comments.