NHL 2016 1st Round Playoff Schedule

With the NHL regular season over, it’s now time for the 0ne 0f the best postseasons in sports. In the United States, the networks of NBC Sports Group will be airing games, NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA Network will be involved. NHL Network will also air a few contests when necessary. In Canada, CBC, Sportsnet […]

The 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 1st Round Schedule

Just what the NHL was thinking in releasing the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs 1st round schedule at 1:50 a.m. ET Sunday is beyond me. Why it couldn’t wait until later in the morning or even in the afternoon when it could maximize its exposure shows some strange thinking at the NHL offices. It’s not like […]

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals Schedule

The Conference Final round for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs begin right away as Game 1 of the ECF begins on Saturday afternoon as the New York Rangers take on the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. And Game 1 of the Western Conference Final faces off on Sunday afternoon. In the United States, NBC […]

CBC to Air The NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Semifinals

As Canada’s public broadcaster ends its final season as the main rightsholder for the NHL in the Great White North, CBC will focus on the Eastern Conference in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinal round. Naturally, CBC will ride Montreal for as long as possible. With the Canadiens being the only Canadian team in […]

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semifinal Schedule

After an amazing three Games 7 in the first round on Wednesday night, we jump right into the NHL Stanley Cup 2nd Round with the Boston Bruins-Montreal Canadiens series. With CBC a lame duck with the NHL, it won’t get B’s-Montreal in its traditional Hockey Night in Canada time slot this Saturday and NBC gets […]

Fang’s Bites Podcast No. 14 — CBC’s Tim Thompson and Amy Van Dyken

Back with an all-new edition of the Fang’s Bites Podcast. It’s not like we’ve had a repeat edition, but I digress. This week, two guests and the first is Tim Thompson, the montage producer for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. I had the opportunity to speak to Tim […]

CBC’s 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Opening Montage Done to Metallica

We only have two more months to cherish CBC as the Canadian NHL rightsholder and just that time to appreciate the great work of producer Tim Thompson who creates the musical montages for Hockey Night in Canada. His work before each HNIC game is greatly anticipated and is spread on social media after the montages […]

CBC Begins Final NHL Playoff Campaign as Main Canadian Rightsholder

CBC enters its last NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs as the main Canadian rightsholder as Rogers takes over next season. In the meantime, CBC will go into the 2014 with a heavy heart and do the best job it can to go out on top. CBC has rights to four first round series including Tampa Bay-Montreal, […]

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 1st Round Schedule

The regular season is over. The playoffs are here and some of the most compelling action you’ll see will begin Wednesday. All eight of the playoff series are listed below with US and Canadian networks. In the first round, the US local regional sports networks have exclusivity except when games are picked up by NBC. […]

BREAKING NEWS: CBC Out of the Professional Sports Business

This just breaking in Canada. CBC, the long-time home of Hockey Night in Canada and once the home of the CFL, has announced that it will no longer bid for professional sports rights. To make up for funding cuts from the Canadian government and a CDN$130 million shortfall, the public broadcaster will slash 657 jobs […]

CBC’s Programming for Days 15 and 16 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

This weekend marks the end of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Hockey takes center stage once again. CBC airs both the bronze medal game between the United States and Finland on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET. On Sunday, Team Canada plays for its second straight gold medal facing Sweden at 7 a.m. CBC’s coverage begins at […]

USA-Canada’s Women’s Hockey Gold Medal Game Sets Streaming Record for CBC

Just as the Canada-USA women’s hockey gold medal game set an Olympics streaming record for NBC in the United States, it also set a record for CBC in the Great White North. CBC says more than 325,000 devices were streaming the event online making it the highest online audience ever for Canada’s public broadcaster. It […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 14 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

CBC and its affiliated cable networks will be all over a big day for Canada in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The big game of the day is of course, Team Canada vs. Team USA in the men’s hockey semifinals that is a rematch of the 2010 gold medal final. CBC will air the game […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 13 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

The women’s hockey gold medal game is the big highlight of the day for CBC and its affiliated networks. Canada will try to defend its gold medal that it has retained since the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Team USA hopes to break that streak on Thursday. CBC carries the game at noon ET. […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 12 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

Hockey takes center stage as the men’s quarterfinals will be held throughout Wednesday. TSN airs Sweden-Slovenia at 3 a.m. ET then CBC airs a doubleheader with Russia-Finland at 7:30 a.m. and then Canada-Latvia at noon. USA-Czech Republic will be seen on TSN2 at noon. TSN will air the ladies figure skating short program beginning at […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 11 of the XXII Winter Olympic Games

CBC and its affiliated networks will be all over the Tuesday schedule at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Men’s hockey will be dominant with single elimination games to advance to the quarterfinals. CBC will carry games at 7:30 a.m. and noon ET. TSN will air the women’s bobsleigh and curling. Sportsnet will have the men’s Nordic […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 10 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

Canadians will be dividing their attention between women’s curling on TSN2, women’s hockey on CBC and figure skating on TSN. Team Canada in women’s curling hopes to remain undefeated as it takes on South Korea at 10 a.m. ET. Also at 10 a.m., the Ice Dance Free Program with defending gold medalists Tessa Virtue and […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 9 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

For CBC and its affiliated partners for the 2014 Sochi Games, Canada is back in action in men’s hockey against Finland. That will air live on CBC at noon ET. In curling, the men will square off against the US at midnight on CBC then again against China at 10 a.m. on TSN2. The Ice […]

CBC Draws Record Audience for USA-Canada Women’s Hockey

We have this blurb from the CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster. For Wednesday, CBC aired the Team Canada vs. Team USA women’s hockey game live in the morning and saw an average of 5.6 million Canadians watching the contest. For CBC’s Olympic morning broadcast, the game helped to draw an average of 1.2 million viewers to […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 7 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

On Friday, CBC and its affiliated networks will be all over men’s hockey (Canada vs. Austria on CBC), the men’s figure skating free skate (TSN), men’s ski jumping (Sportsnet One), men’s super combined in alpine skiing (Sportsnet) and a whole lot more. CBC’s coverage will be live throughout the day. Here’s the breakdown of events. […]