What will the NHL Canadian TV deal look like?
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03-04-2013, 12:01 PM
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But I doubt Conservative Harper would like to be seen as anti-Patriotic. And if he cans HNIC, it will hurt his image.
The Canadian Tories are like Janus... wrapping themselves up in Queen and country and then attacking any cultural institution that dares not meet their Darwinian standards. They like to have their cake and eat it, too. They can only manage this, though, by being experts at the game. They won't do anything that would jeopardize HNiC, there's no obvious gain from it. They will cut CBC funding, but I wouldn't be shocked if they specifically budgeted a certain amount for the continuing of Hockey Night. The people feeling the deep cuts will be those providing local radio services, regional niche programming and other "meaningless" cultural content that aren't profit making national institutions.
You'll see Coronation Street off of CBC before HNiC, but that one wouldn't actually be a loss.
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