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02-22-2013, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by powerstuck View Post
I think you guys didn't understand my point.

Harper will cut CBC funding by a number...and probably a high number (there were some newspapers writings about that).

He won't tell CBC he wants them to cut HNIC, but cutting the budget by lets say 30-40%...CBC will make it's own decisions.

And given the fact that NHL is cash-starving anything may happen.

Bell took the Olympics from CBC without any remorse (and CBC was not really happy), you don't think they would not like to take hockey aswell ?
You are aware that CBC won the latest Olympic rights (for 2014 and 2016) right?

Bell isn't going to bid on the rights to the point where it is not profitable. They are a business with shareholders they are accountable for. Not sure why you think Bell will be able to bid more for the rights while remaining profitable than CBC could.

The fact CBC has partnered with TSN to provide coverage for the 2014 games pours cold water all over your theory they are out to get each other.

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