The Blue Jays approached TSN with a request to buy back the final year of a contract that expires at the end of 2010. At that time, the club notified TSN that Blue Jays games for future seasons would no longer be available. The Blue Jays, TSN and Sportsnet worked together to come up with a mutually satisfactory solution.
"TSN has been a tremendous partner of ours since the inception of their network in 1984," Blue Jays president and CEO Paul Beeston said in a staement. "TSN was a great force in helping us promote our brand and Major League Baseball in Canada. However, it was felt that with the multitude of channels that Rogers Sportsnet now offers, that the Blue Jays and their fans would be best served by having one network produce and distribute our games."