Canada just concluded a “fairytale” run to the Little League World Series quarterfinals, where they were finally eliminated by a game Puerto Rico side, 9-4. In the process, Canada gained attention and fans across the country.
That may have actually worked against the country’s own LLWS rights holder on Wednesday, when it failed to air Canada’s elimination game against Puerto Rico.
While Canada facing Puerto Rico took a back seat to the American bracket game between the Great Lakes and Southeast regions on ESPN, the broadcasts apparently lined up similarly on TSN. Instead of airing the game on live TV, the Canadian broadcaster aired it on a “digital only” broadcast, with a single camera capturing all the action