TORONTO - The CBC received nearly 15,000 submissions in its quest to find a new theme song for "Hockey Night in Canada."
A total of 14,685 entries were submitted to the broadcaster's Anthem Challenge contest prior to the Aug. 31 deadline, CBC said Wednesday.
The network is holding the Canada-wide search after the rights to the iconic jingle that opened its weekly hockey broadcast for some 40 years were snapped up by CTV in June.
Will 'Hockey Night in Canada' be able to successfully replace the old theme?
Full story: Nearly 15,000 submissions for Hockey Night in Canada theme contest
things get old ...its time for a change its the new millenium
jimf, 2008-09-24 13:52:02
Kirk in Halifax
Kirk Atwood, 2008-09-09 21:25:50
Now the winner wins a $100,000 or whatever it is plus extra royalites including a pertagace of sale sprofit etc... Yep shelling out more money at the end.
The origional composer wanted less than that.
I hope Lord Stanley comes and Haunts CBC excusuives until they either get the old theme song back or they die.
A hockey fan, 2008-09-04 14:56:03
oh and you guys can say what you like against Hockey...but real Men can skate and fight...not like you're boring-to-watch games of baseball and basketball. Besides, if Americans don't watch hockey who cares...its OUR sport not yours...
gerry, 2008-09-04 11:01:07
It's not really that big a deal when you look at things going on in the world.
gordholio, 2008-06-20 13:15:27