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Will 'Hockey Night in Canada' be able to successfully replace the old theme?
Wed, September 3, 2008

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



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Iv,e been a subscriber to T.S.N.for years and most of there games are American teams and any time a Canadian team is playing,[Me living in New Brunswick] the game is always blacked out,so you think playing the HNIC theme song to two american teams will pull in more viewers you quite wrong.I think I'll be canceling TSN in the morning and also Sports Net which does exactly the same.
Mike Ladouceur, 2008-06-09 21:34:43

Oh great, now TSN has our cherished opening song but still has the lousiest play-by-play men on the planet who think they're in a chat room. Hat's off to CBC for standing up to basic extortion. Stompin' Tom you da man.
george, 2008-06-09 21:34:35

Ha! Kudos to CTV for snagging the tune while the CBC just sat there waffling and hoping to entice us with a contest, are you serious? Dolts.
Gary Lee Weinrib, 2008-06-09 21:28:17

Unbelievable how CBC is Run. Everyone there should be ASHAMED of themselves, but something tells me they don't have a clue what they did wrong.
Derek, 2008-06-09 21:18:58

I'm trying to imagine the looks on the faces of the CBC executives when they heard the news. Oh to be a fly on the wall in that boardroom. The sounds of all the foreheads banging on the table would be hilarious. Meanwhile, over at the CTV, the champagne is flowing and it's "high five city". Imagine some little CTV intern saying, "um, I know I'm new here, but, couldn't we buy the song?" Stunned silence, followed by a round of vigorous phone calling. Props to CTV, they slam dunked that one. LMFAO!
George, 2008-06-09 21:15:13

How could anyone with half a brain drop the theme song to Hockey Night in Canada. The CBC with no brains.... That introduction to Saturday night hockey and hearing Foster Hewitt made Hockey on Saturday night T.V. as popular as "take me out to the ball game" is to American baseball. We should just stop watching CBC and that might wake up their upper brass. Congrats to CTV in keeping what all canadians have come to sing along to every Saturday Night with Pride and Joy.
Rick Brown, 2008-06-09 21:12:09

I agree with another poster on here that CTV basically blew 3 million for publicity by buying the rights.

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

for once CBC did something smart. Sucumbing to the blackmail of the songwriter would have just added to the never ending inflation of our times. Let's face it, she had a ridiculously good deal, and made millions off of a few bars of music. Its a song for Gods sakes--and you have to be realistic about the value.

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

Unbelievable.

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

I said it before and I'll say it again. For an organization that is intended to be the steward of our cultural identity it's doing a pretty poor job of it.
Simon Hussey, 2008-06-09 20:53:03

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