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Will 'Hockey Night in Canada' be able to successfully replace the old theme?
Wed, September 3, 2008

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



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I don't know how I feel about this one...Excited that I will still get to hear it but upset that it will no longer be associated with Saturday Nights with the exception of playoffs. I guess now C.T.V will have to start recruiting all of the reputable H.N.I.C talent to make it seem that nothing has really changed. C.B.C...If it ain't broke don't fix it....travesty giving up on an anthem like that!
Ryan, 2008-06-09 17:29:37

First they cancel the CBC National Radio Orchestra, the only one in NORTH AMERICA, to become more ?"modern". Then they can't keep the HNIC anthem... Inept, and ignorant.
Wil, 2008-06-09 17:28:18

So CBC has been bargaining for the theme for months. Then they go public and announce they are running a contest to replace it. No wonder the songwriter and her representatives worked a deal out with CTV. The CBC was tied up in a committee meeting trying to decide if there is a hyphen between anal and retentive.

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

CTV has just taught the CBC a lesson. I believe its called competition. Wake up CBC!!!! Is there anyone there? click.
Brian in Ottawa, 2008-06-09 17:18:03

CTV is nothing but a bottom feeding scum sucking corporation that will do anything to make money.

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

Edmonton
Ross, 2008-06-09 17:05:14

Awesome! Way to go CTV and TSN!
Brian Allemang, 2008-06-09 17:05:12

Hey CBC, Way to go, not only did you destroy a tradition that my family and I grew up with, but you lost another Saturday Fan for your HNIC. How about really cleaning the slate and get rid of Don McLean and Don Cherry. That should sum things up nice. As for TSN, EXCELLENT JOB at least somenone was on the ball and was smart enough to scoop this traditional theme that is our second national anthem. GOOD-BYE CBC FOR GOOD, HELLOOOO TSN!!
Joe Mercer, 2008-06-09 17:01:52

Brilliant decision CTV!

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

I think it's great that a "business" stepped to the plate rather than a bunch of fuddy-duddies who couldn't make up their minds. Hopefully CTV will eventually carry the Lef games.
Jimbo, 2008-06-09 16:53:05

What a great move by CTV

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

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