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
Way to go CTV. I wouldn't be surprised if the NHL doesn't do what the CFL did and sell the rights to all their games to a company that has a clue and really likes sports.
What do you expect when you have a bunch of Liberal political appointees running the CBC.
Jim, 2008-06-09 17:25:52
Moves like this give people yet another good reason to watch less TV. Fortunately I watch virtually no CTV programming...and less is on the way.
Equally at fault is the composer...greedy greedy greedy...for shame!
I'm all for a new song CBC!
Ross, 2008-06-09 17:05:14
Also, nice to see the sports world supporting the arts world since the arts often suffer financially from living in the shadow of the sports world.
Jason, 2008-06-09 16:57:55
Congrats on a job well done
CBC is run by morons who are paid by our tax dollars
We are very lucky!!!!
F@@k You CBC!!
Bill Horsman, 2008-06-09 16:51:17