Just read this on the newswires....

C-T-V has announced it has aquired rights to "Hockey Night in Canada" theme song. For production purposes, here's a portion of the song.



TORONTO - CTV has acquired the rights to the song that's been CBC's `Hockey Night in Canada' theme for the past 40 years.
CTV and Copyright Music and Visuals, the company that controls use of the classic song composed by Dolores Claman, announced Monday afternoon that CTV acquired all rights to the song in perpetuity.
The network says it will use the song on NHL broadcasts on TSN, RDS and during the broadcaster's coverage of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
CTV says it made an agreement in principle Friday with Copyright Music and Visuals after CBC announced a contest to find a new theme song.
The contest announcement followed months of negotiations that failed to result in a new licensing agreement between CBC and the agent.
CBC's licence to use the song expired at the end of the Stanley Cup final last week.


Megan June 9, 2008 at 3:17 PM  


And here I thought Tim Hortons would be the one to buy it.


Karri June 10, 2008 at 8:22 AM  

CTV? What? That's so sneaky and twisted and wrong of them. Ugh.

towniebastard June 10, 2008 at 8:54 AM  

I love the CBC...I really do.

But sometimes upper management and the lawyers don't have a clue. Letting that song slip through their fingers over a few dollars and hurt feelings....idiotic.

KOTN June 10, 2008 at 9:44 AM  

You snooze, you lose... plus, what Townie said.

Kate Nova June 10, 2008 at 2:26 PM  

And I feel what Megan said, with a couple exclamation marks added in.