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
Nice to know our taxpayer dollars are providing work for idiots.
DisgruntledFan, 2008-06-09 16:31:42
Now TSN will get to play that song and HNIC will become more and more irrelevant.
Serves 'em right.Maybe ol Buzz Hargrove was the negotiator
Hammertime, 2008-06-09 16:25:25
CTV believe me YOU SUCK just as much! In my opinion CTV bought the rights JUST to screw over the competition. This song does NOT belong on ANY of your broadcasts.
Chris McPhedran, 2008-06-09 16:10:38
Talk about a marketing sound byte and a GREAT song to boot!
CBC doesn't get it, change for the sake of change is sometimes really DUMB!
David Geddes, 2008-06-09 16:10:29
Don't rant on my country and I won't rant on yours The USA has to pick a good presdent for this coming election and the next one. so pick wisely America. you fait id in your hands as a whole. Don't blame us for future problems. Sorry southernly neiblour your starting to crumble and it's starting to show. Sad thing is other countries are starting to notice. Better vote on a good President
CBC theme song was negolated and unforantly CBC refuse to pay up for it. Compare to what other station paid it was peanuts. The Theme song for X files cost about $3,000,000 in royalties a few years ago, Knight ridger, Airwolf, Blue Thunder, GI Joe, A team, The Cosby Show etc cost a lot of money so that it can be heard on Family guy for pratually one espisode. More than what it would of cost to be played on CBC every night before hockey. The main reason is that CBC did not want to fork over the cash. good old Corporte greed strikes again. Now they need to maitane a public image and run a contest to have a new theme song. And fork out a huge cash prize worth more than twice it would of cost for the royalites on the HNIC theme song. So much for maitaining Canada's "National Image and Hertige" CBC. It was what put CBC on the map. TSN should looks good right about now. I hoep they buy the rights to brodcast every single NHL game out there. It would be a perfect season for them.
A hockey fan, 2008-06-09 15:32:22
Oh well, it's only taxpayer money...go nuts.
Tom Veil, 2008-06-09 14:40:58