Today, the CCA announced that TSN would, indeed, be bringing back the curling VOD, starting with draw 13, which is the afternoon draw of 23 February 2011, of the Scotties. Which is today. I'd like to think I had something to do with this. Maybe I did, maybe I didn't, but I'm going to keep thinking I did until someone tells me otherwise.
TSN, however, went one better:
That's right. The Scotties Tournament of Hearts is now available, LIVE on the web. Wow! That is beyond what I expected, and so I have to give TSN props.
Thank you, TSN, for listening to your fans and making this available. You've delighted people across Canada. However, there is one small issue. From around the world, and even from some in Canada, the stream isn't working. An advertisement plays - for me it was for Tradecentre - and then there is a black screen.
I don't know if the stream is available outside of Canada - I hope to get an answer from TSN soon. But, for now, this is a fantastic start. On behalf of all curling fans in Canada, I would like to thank TSN.