CBC loses hockey theme song

Larry Weil kc1ih@mac.com
Mon Jun 9 22:48:57 EDT 2008

At 9:27 PM -0400 6/9/08, Garrett Wollman wrote:
><<On Mon, 9 Jun 2008 18:18:50 -0500, "Kevin Vahey" <kvahey@comcast.net> said:
>>  This is a huge story in Canada. CTV has bought the rights to the theme
>>  music of Hockey Night In Canada for $2.5 million.
>>  CBC has used the music for 40 years.
>The CBC decided not to renew the contract.

 From what I heard tonight, that's not quite true.  The CBC, who had 
tried for months to reach a deal with the composer, was going to make 
one more attempt to negotiate a contract, when word came that CTV had 
made the deal.  This from The World at Six (Pacific Edition), as 
heard on Sirius 137 tonight.

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH

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