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
Seriously though....does anyone think these decisions ( such as dropping the theme song ) through before they make them? Obviously not.
dave hobbs, 2008-06-05 21:35:32
intelligent!They are slowly losing the one brand that makes money.Time to privatize that turkey.
If it's a budget problem,
drop Don Cherry.That egomanic is losing it-
cherrypicking (pun) clips
to verify his wisdom.But it
was fun to see him grovelling, trying to suck
up to Crosby after calling him a hotdog for the lacrosse move in junior and
"golden boy " most of last year.
Let TSN take the song.With
time, they probably will be
the main sports broadcaster.
Don Anderson, 2008-06-05 21:28:30
My daughter now plays hockey with her friends and on Saturday nights, we watch the game together. I make the cocoa.
Keep the tradition.
Andy V., 2008-06-05 21:07:26