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
Paul, 2008-06-09 20:31:38
Change is good when it is good change - not when it is because of stupidity.
Yes, hockey still exist on HNIC, but it won't be the same.
gordholio, 2008-06-09 20:12:34
But, more people will feel at home watching a hockey game in CTV because it will give the feel of a Saturday end of week game.
CBC clearly screwed up on this. It's not that hockey will not go on - it will.
But, something with so much tradition with the CBC should have been kept.
They just threw it away for no good reason other than saving a few bucks.
What they should have done was cancelled Little Hoe House on the Prairie!
gordholio, 2008-06-09 20:10:14