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
Maybe Global T.V. or one of the U.S. broadcasters should pick up the rights to the song and start using it in their hockey broadcasts.
I say ... CBC fork over the $500/game and keep the 'tradition going'.
P.S. If Global picks up this idea and uses the theme song ... I am expecting a small percentage for the brilliant idea.
hockey fan, 2008-06-05 20:01:00
SOO-oo-o-o many things in life have disappeared. 'born and raised in Winnipeg now living in Florida I pay extra to receive HNIC. My entire week revolves around watching Saturday night games. I know I should get more out of life but I live for HNIC and the song does me in everytime. Like other viewers it brings me to my roots, skating outdoors all day, then watching the game with my dad. Please do not "go in a different direction." Please do everything you can to keep it. The HNIC opening is without equal, it is contemporary yet still moves all those who watch it.
This is a historic moment in Canadian hockey. The torch is in your hands. Please do the right thing.
David in Florida, 2008-06-05 19:55:56
The HNIC theme, like all other things in our lives, is bound to change but rather than complain from the keyboard, spend a few minutes to lobby for the theme to remain rather than hunt for blame or acuse the other half of hockeys origin for the change. We all know how to find CBC so send a note to let them know how important this piece of music is in your life (or your fathers or mothers) rather than blaming the innate.
Keep your stick on the ice! Dah dah dah dah......dah....dahhhh!!
Steve, 2008-06-05 19:33:08