I do think that the broadcasters decide on free previews. I don't have all the details at my fingertips on cancellation criteria for that package but I don't think you need to keep it forever - you can cancel after the Jets win the Stanley Cup - $30 to watch that unfold would be well worth it..:)
For at least some of those customers, Sportsnet will become more appealing while the Winnipeg Jets are in the playoffs. For everyone, it’s a question of assessing the value. Sports Fans costs $7 per month, and it may be cancelled any time after the first month. The Jets are guaranteed at least four playoff games (to roast the Ducks). The worst case is, therefore, $1.75 per game. The more games, the lower the price per game.
At MTS TV, we recognize that sports programming is expensive, and we make every effort to minimize the price for our customers. The vast majority of the $7 price for Sports Fans is paid to the sports programmers, who in turn, must pay the leagues and the teams for the right to exhibit the games. Whether or not a channel is offered on a free preview is a decision made by the channel. We think that’s unlikely during the playoffs.