Today became a day of discovery! Hopefully
, we now know what will be happening this season (or most of it).
First, after announcing their YouTube channel yesterday, the ISU posted their "where to watch" page about Skate America streaming and indicated that it would be CBC.
CBC still had nothing on their schedule page but said they were "looking into it" according to what someone was told by phone.
Then, as posted in the Skate America thread, CBC Sports announced on Twitter that there would be streaming plus a YouTube show on Sunday with Dylan and Asher. There was nothing on their schedule or as a news story on their website.
I kept asking questions, via Twitter, Facebook, etc.
Finally, at 4 p.m. this afternoon Scott Russell of CBC Sports did a pre-planned Facebook Live event for Skate Ontario with PJ Kwong. I seized the opportunity and submitted a direct question:
Canadian fans want to know "what's up" with CBC Sports coverage of ISU skating, beginning with the GP events & particularly Skate America this weekend!
PJ asked my question and Scott said that it was a good question and that it had "just been announced today" that CBC Sports will be streaming the GP series event (except Skate Canada) and would be broadcasting Worlds on TV (plus streaming). He said that the ISU insisted on a TV broadcasting contract for both figure skating and speed skating and that the price was exorbitant so this was the agreement they had arrived at.
PJ mentioned that the Skate Ontario Octoberfest events in the "blue rink" would be also streamed by CBC Sports, on a separate streaming channel, beginning tomorrow.
I keep checking but there is nothing yet in the streaming schedule for Skate America on Friday and Saturday but it certainly seems that it will appear!
By the way, the full Facebook live is supposed to be put up on the Skate Ontario YouTube channel but is not there yet: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLb3Ln ... rEGFLtkGAg