Thursday, September 07, 2006

Bilinguilalism, one reason I love it

OK maybe not bilinguialism itself, but the commitment to broadcasting Quebec TV stations in Ontario (where essentially nobody speaks French).
Today our Sports Network has to choose between the US Open Tennis and the Canadian Open Golf, located this year in Hamilton, Ontario. The English Sports Network has chosen the golf.
So what does a tennis fan do? Looks for the French language sport network, also broadcast locally, which feels no need to preempt excellent tennis for some golf tournament in Ontario! Even better, the play-by-play announcers are pretty good comapred to the English ones.


At 3:13 PM, Blogger EclectEcon said...

Tennis is also on the US CBS network stations.

At 8:17 PM, Blogger Alan Adamson said...

I am unsure of what was causing me the immediate distress, but US CBS was up to something else at that point. The Quebecers saved me!
And by the way this is a good general principle - RDS will often show some excellent international sport competition when TSN is showing some mediocre Canadian competition instead, simply because it is Canadian. (And maybe they know their audience wants the Canadian mediocrity - I would infer Quebecers are more discerning.)


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