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
CBC agreed the original author's asking price and she still turned it down. Let's face it, the woman is motivated by greed. Her statement that she is saddedned by the turn of events is a load of crap. She believes that her song is bigger than the event itself. I thought her position was crazy but thanks to some short sighted public relations guy at CTV who clearly doesnt understand that this would have blown over in a month or so...has trumped the old lady...and spent 3 million to do so...The ROI will be huge.....NOT....and when people hear the song on a TSN braodcast, they are still going to think of CBC.
westcanguy, 2008-06-09 21:06:22
Next time your cable bill increases, at least you'll understand where TSN is spending your money.
A Hamilton, 2008-06-09 21:02:51
For those at CBC with no vision, you are the folks who dropped the ball. This is grounds for firing, not tomorrow but today. This is the most dismal display of programing and program management, possibly in the history of television. Did you wake up today and say, "My what a great day ... I'm an excellent TV Sports executive." Pathetic, an F, a failure!! If you were in the private sector you would be out on the street by now. This is a disgrace. What an absolute joke. How can you possibly accept your next paycheck?? Get Lost you losers!
Florida via Winnipeg, 2008-06-09 20:56:52