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Hockey Night


Well well well. It seems Delores Claman’s  commercial instincts and CTV’s competitive  streak have made a nifty match. CTV has acquired full rights to the piece of music formerly known as the theme to Hockey Night in Canada.

I remember reading somewhere that ol’ Delores didn’t stand a chance of selling that music to anybody else.  Can’t remember where I read that, but surely the author is feeling a mite bit sheepish now.  But not nearly as sheeish as the CBC executives who so totally  screwed the pooch on this file.

Good for Delores I say. It’ll be sad not to hear that familiar theme on Saturday nights anymore, but the Ceeb suits were trying to nickle-and-dime the lady out of her creative property rights, and it came back to bite them on the arse. It looks good on them. CTV says it’ll use the theme on TSN, RDS and its Olympic broadcasts.


Hockey Night

  1. Harumph. I see the story at 4:03, post on Feschuk’s blog at 4:07, then refresh to discover you blogged it at 4:05.

    Welcome to the interweb.

  2. My advice to CBC: kidnap Lloyd Robertson and force a prisoner exchange.

  3. I say just bring up and dust-off that Hinterland’s Who’s Who commemorate flute sound from the minors. He’s a big kid who’s paid his dues…

  4. It seems that it’s time to “move along” for the CBC after CTV has up the ante on getting the rights to the theme. My perspective on that can be found on my blog.

  5. I musta had a couple of cocktails when I wrote that … (hic)

  6. When Scott Moore was appointed Executive Director, he said: “I’m very excited with this opportunity to help take CBC Sports to its next level.”

    Regrettably, it seems, no one asked in which direction he was aiming.