So a couple of weeks ago we started seeing commercials for TSN2. We really didn't know what the fuck this was, but damn it sounded at least interesting. More poker and lumberjack sports? Giddyup! Alas, a quick inquiry to our cable or satellite provider (Videotron) about the availability of said channel yielded this response (actual email, though we edited some more bullshit out for length):
Thank you for taking the time to write us concerning the channel TSN 2
This channel is not currently available with our illico service. At the moment, we have no information concerning its future availability.
Each month, there are new channels which become available as well as international channels already in service and which may be in demand. The cable companies have the advantage of being able to offer a more innovative selection of products than the those offered by direct satellite signal, as well as being able to offer a more stable signal reception. But we must also face certain restrictions in the choice of available channels.
Thank you for your understanding.
Here's what we understand, fuckfaces. We're held prisoner by the CRTC who won't let us watch ESPN or HBO. You can get ESPN in Cuba, for fuck's sake. TSN - the test tube baby of ESPN and the CRTC - does something to make our lives more bearable and our cable or satellite provider who also holds us prisoner tells us to fuck right off if we want to watch it. While they're sending us a form letter telling us to fuck right off, they take the opportunity to get a dig in at their "competition". Their only "restrictions" are their monopolisitcally inflated profit margins. This latest shit just reminds us that the cable TV system in this country is a fucking joke.
Good morning sunshine.