TV

Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Like Super Bowl commercials? We've got you covered

  • Print

It’s Super Bowl weekend – Oh, the excitement! The hype! The halftime show! The football! The commercials!

Oh, wait. The commercials. We’re in Canada, so we don’t get to see all those big-budget, hotly anticipated, endlessly discussed Super Bowl commercials. Broadcast regulations on the chilly side of the border allow Canadian channels to "simultaneously substitute" their signals for what’s being carried on the U.S. channels. In simple terms, it’s about protecting the financial interests of the broadcasters that have paid big bucks for the rights to show the Super Bowl in Canada. And that means that regardless of which channel you’re tuned into for the Big Game, you’re likely going to be stuck watching the same limited selection of endlessly rotated Canadian commercials and CTV show-promo spots.

It’s an annual exercise in frustration for football fans north of the Canada-U.S. divide. But this time around, we’ve come up with a solution to that might ease that age-old signal-override irritation, by compiling a big, entertaining bunch what will surely be this year’s most talked-about ads into a simple click-and-play collection.

And you don’t even have to wait until kickoff time to see ’em. Just click on Free Press TV writer Brad Oswald’s introduction, and let the built-in player do the rest.

Enjoy the game!

 

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Jets This Week: Predicting the line-ups

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Carolyn Kavanagh(10) had this large dragonfly land on her while spending time at Winnetka Lake, Ontario. photo by Andrea Kavanagh (mom0 show us your summer winnipeg free press
  • Winnipeg’s best friend the dragon fly takes a break at English Gardens in Assiniboine Park Wednesday- A dragon fly can eat  food equal to its own weight in 30 minutes-Standup photo- June 13, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do you think e-cigarettes should be banned by the school division?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google