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
But let's get one thing straight. This is not about politics (so forget your conspiracy theories); this is about money. The CBC doesn't want to pay royalties to the composer, who rightfully deserves them.
Russ, 2008-06-06 11:38:11
CBC drops the theme to HNIC and it's Stephen Harper's fault....lol, now i've heard it all, you left-wing looney liberals are getting scary, and stupider if that's possible. go back and crawl under your rock.
rob, 2008-06-06 11:37:31