This week on the digest, 1.67 million people watch the Raptors vs. Rockets on Sportsnet, 110,555 fans attend the 2018 Brier, the ECHL expands to St. John’s, the Whitecaps set a club record home opener crowd, and DAZN strikes 3-year deal with MLS.
When the next round of F1 TV rights are negotiated in Canada, it will potentially provide a look into how global leagues with big OTT aspirations are going to treat Canada. Will they work with Rogers and Bell like WWE Network has? Will they avoid them and go direct? We examine.