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Re: Radio-Canada drops hockey

from CBC history site we learn that Montreal beat
Toronto by a few weeks...

In any event a 50 year run is amazing in this industry


<snip>Although the early TV experiments were centered
around Maple Leaf Gardens, the first NHL game to be
televised on CBC was actually a game in Montreal on
Oct. 11, 1952, three weeks before Toronto's debut on
Nov. 1. Imperial Oil purchased the TV rights for that
first season at just $100 per Maple Leafs game, as
team owner Conn Smythe wanted to make sure that hockey
was as appealing on TV as it was on radio before
asking for an appropriate fee<snip>

--- Garrett Wollman <wollman@lcs.mit.edu> wrote:
> <<On Fri, 31 May 2002 09:28:26 -0700 (PDT), Kevin
> Vahey <kvahey@yahoo.com> said:
> > after 50 years, SRC ( the French CBC network ) has
> > dropped the long running series.
> The article you referenced notes that `La Soiree du
> Hockey' began in
> October of 1952.  This probably makes it the very
> first sports
> programming on French-language television in Canada,
> since it was in
> 1952 that Canada's first French-language television
> station, CBFT 2 in
> Montreal, went on the air.  CBFT made its debut a
> few months after
> Toronto's CBLT, and for the first couple of years
> (until January 10,
> 1954, when CBMT 6 signed on) CBFT broadcast programs
> in both
> languages.
> -GAWollman

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