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Old 2012-06-05, 04:46 AM   #46
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John Helm will be a lead commentator? What the... great. I couldn't put up with him during the World Cup in 2010. He's terrible, and his loud breathing into the mic is so annoying.
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Old 2012-06-05, 11:13 AM   #47
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Thanks, good to know.....now, on to adding TSN 1 & 2 to my package for a month!!!

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Old 2012-06-05, 03:22 PM   #48
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Pardon my ignorance, and being out of topic, but is there someone who gets TSN but not TSN2? What BDU? I thought TSN and TSN2 are offered as a package already everywhere.
Vidéotron analog does not have TSN2 (same for RDS2).
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Old 2012-06-05, 08:25 PM   #49
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This tweet from @TSN_PR begs to differ:

"Details on TSN's digital coverage for #Euro 2012 will be announced in the coming days..."

Considering they already announced they are streaming on their mobile tv app, I doubt they would make another release unless internet streaming was happening.
Looks like online streaming will be PPV and cost $19.99 for access to all matches
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Old 2012-06-06, 01:35 PM   #50
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Regarding commentators, yes ESPN has provided better and authentic (i.e British-based) ones in recent years. However, TSN's simulcasts of ESPN's Premier League matches always include a commercial break right before kick-off and the scrolling of baseball scores, basketball news and other items irrelevant to soccer several times during matches. Perhaps I've been spoiled by Sportsnet's coverage that takes us UNINTERRUPTED from the players lining up to come out until half-time (and no annoying scrolls along the bottom of the screen! ).

ESPN: commentary - good. Presentation - bad.
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Old 2012-06-08, 07:02 AM   #51
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It's too bad we don'rt get the ESPN feed...Would like to hear Derek Rae again....My all time fave football pxp.....
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Old 2012-06-08, 03:50 PM   #52
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John Helm will be a lead commentator? What the... great. I couldn't put up with him during the World Cup in 2010. He's terrible, and his loud breathing into the mic is so annoying.
Thankfully no sign of him in the first 2 games, no doubt he'll be on for the english losses

Anybody else think the tsn bug at the top of the screen was bigger and on longer in the 2nd game? Still not too distracting compared to others.
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Old 2012-06-08, 03:56 PM   #53
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It's too bad we don'rt get the ESPN feed...Would like to hear Derek Rae again....My all time fave football pxp.....
I just got in and I could swear it is Derek Rae whose voice I'm hearing. What's going on?
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Old 2012-06-08, 06:08 PM   #54
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To be honest, I was expecting a 16:9 full HD TSN showing of UEAF EURO 2012 ... boy was I disappointed. I would have thought TSN would use there MLS soccer score bug outside the 4:3 area but nope, its even worse, right in the middle!

At least CTV put some money to use, built them a new studio ... or was it shipped from ESPN or something to TSN lmao.
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Old 2012-06-08, 07:09 PM   #55
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Thankfully no sign of him in the first 2 games, no doubt he'll be on for the english losses

Anybody else think the tsn bug at the top of the screen was bigger and on longer in the 2nd game? Still not too distracting compared to others.
I actually thought that scoreboard was nice (especially after they fixed it up for Game 2). However, I noticed it has that curved rhombus shape that TSN's been liking lately... think they might replace the ESPN one on MLS games with a variant of it to match with ... dun dun dun the new graphics they never use?!

And that set, just looks like a re-skin of the That's Hockey 2Night set...
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Old 2012-06-08, 08:07 PM   #56
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In the second game, TSN had an issue and then briefly went to the ESPN feed, so that's how you heard Derek Rae. The downside: an American colour commentator who talked too much and referred to the match as the "ballgame". (YUCK!!) I wouldn't want an English commentator doing NFL or Hockey Night In Canada. Likewise, I don't want "Brad from Texas" on my Euro broadcast.

Wow, that's really what you guys want??!?

The score bug is actually quite good and non-intrusive. They just turn it on and off too much in some matches.
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Old 2012-06-09, 02:52 PM   #57
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Germany-Portugal: 12 seconds in, and John Helm lets out his first BIG breath!

Seriously though, he knows more about the teams and players in his pinky finger than Derek Rae does. Though, admittedly, Rae has to dumb down his commentary for the US audience.
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Old 2012-06-09, 05:20 PM   #58
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I don't understand why TSN has to put their bug on the screen while the score bug already says TSN, if TSN wants to put their bug on the screen, why can't the do what ESPN does and stick in outside the 4:3 safe area ... it's very annoying seeing it sitting in the middle of the screen ..
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Old 2012-06-09, 06:34 PM   #59
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I missed the game yesterday when Greece tied Poland.
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Old 2012-06-09, 08:38 PM   #60
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I agree completely about the TSN bug. It's very annoying and much too large.
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