A once free service has left fans of the World Junior Hockey Championships in a state of annoyance and utter frustration, to say the least.
The Sports Network — or more commonly known as TSN — is Canada’s equivalent of ESPN in the United States; TSN used to provide a free online feed of the World Junior Hockey Championships that are held annually in December and January.
However, for this year’s event that is being held in Russia, TSN is charging customers to watch the World Junior Hockey Championships. If you’re in the United States, you can watch live coverage on the NHL Network.
The live stream on TSN.ca is only available in Canada, but TSN Radio will have live coverage of all games and is available online and worldwide. You can buy individual games for $3.99 or the entire 20-game tournament for $19.99 (includes pre-competition games).
With the recent developments, there’s been considerable backlash against TSN on its Facebook page. See some of the fans’ comments below.
Posts About TSN Charging For World Junior Hockey Championships
“Sooo disapointed with TSN.ca for creating a money grab and gouging it’s fans to watch the stream!!!! BOOOOO TSN!!! I guess this year I won’t be watching the WJHCs on TSN but pirated streams.”
“Hey TSN, go to hell.. What a cash cow trying to get us to pay to watch hockey, thanks alot!”
“I can’t believe TSn is doing a pay per view on the world juniors…they are as bad as the NHL!!!!!!!!!”
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