This is a link showing that CTV has bought the rights to the famous hockey night in Canada theme song.
Also with the new agreement signed with TSN (broadcasting Canadian teams) this summer and there new introduction of possibly showing canadian teams in the first round next year.
Who has a funny feeling that CBC will not be around in 5 years?
I think this is almost definate. TSN has been great and RDS has been awesome for montreal coverage. Even with some of the other Canadian teams I even think Sportsnet could grab that market like Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary. They already broadcast almost all there games now anyway.
What are your thoughts? Everyone in these playoffs showed there displeasure when Montreal was being aired on CBC and RDS destroyed CBC in ratings.
In all seriousness I believe RDS, TSN and Sportsnet would do a better job anyway.
Heh, I chuckle at TSN's biased headline: "CTV saves the hockey theme".
Wow, what a gesture of good will and I bet without a thought of profit in mind. C'mon - we all know that this tune wasn't going away.
CBC blew its chance.
Totally OT, but nice avatar dude. I saw Marc Ribot live at the Jazz fest 2 years ago, with Jamaladeen Tacuma on bass for the opening and joining Medeski Martin & Wood for their set. That was pure madness, one of the best show I ever went to.
There would be a national inquiry if the CBC chose not to continue with the NHL.
I could see if dissatisfaction grows that CTV pushes for a contract to show games on their network, but the NHL will always want a presence on a Canadian "over the air" network, not just cable.
In that case, its CBC or CTV (or Global, I guess).
hockey has to be over the air... Maybe CTV could get a massive amount of canadian games and put more OTA tower... That would be awesome! What would be better is OTA coverage of every local markets, including Montreal. That would be sick, free local coverage for everyone. In fact, it would make the canadian market even stronger than it's already.