Hockey Night

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 […]

Rogers Announces Hosts for Hockey Night in Canada

As Sportsnet prepares for its all-comprehensive NHL TV contract next season for 12 seasons, it has named its host for Hockey Night in Canada and he’s a famous name in Canada and known to CNN audiences. George Stroumboulopolos will be host of the Saturday Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts and involved in the Sunday night […]

CBC Announces Plans for Hockey Day in Canada 2014

This coming from Canada’s public broadcaster. CBC’s annual celebration of Canada’s game, the day-long Hockey Day in Canada will take place on January 18 from Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan in the Western part of the country. CBC will air four games involving all seven Canadian NHL teams plus it will carry programming and features showing how much […]

BREAKING NEWS: CBC and Rogers Sportsnet Gain NHL Canadian Rights; TSN Out

This began developing around 11 p.m. ET on Monday. TSN NHL Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted that it appeared that two Canadian TV networks had made an agreement with the National Hockey League and reading between the lines, it appeared that TSN was out. Pains me to report this, but NHL closing in on landmark CDN […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, October 7 — 13, 2013

Back with an overdue Week Ahead post. Lots of things happening in the Week Ahead so let’s not delay any further and get to what’s happening in the Sports Media over the next seven days. TELEVISION PBS Frontline The already controversial PBS Frontline documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” airs in two parts […]

CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada All Over the 2013 Stanley Cup Final

Once again, CBC will air the NHL Stanley Cup Final in its entirety for the Canadian audience. Jim Hughson will call the game along with Craig Simpson. Glenn Healey will be the on-ice analyst with Scott Oake as the rinkside analyst. Ron MacLean will once again be the host. He’ll be joined by P.J. Stock […]

2013 NHL Stanley Cup Conference Final Schedules Released

Ok, we have the schedules for both the NHL Eastern Conference and Western Conference Finals. The Eastern Conference Final schedule is set as it will begin on Saturday night, June 1 as the Boston Bruins take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on NBC, CBC and RDS. The Western Conference Final is a bit dicey as the […]

Game 7 of Toronto-Boston Sets Ratings Record for Hockey Night in Canada

The result may not have been what CBC and Maple Leaf Nation wanted, but the viewership for Game 7 of the Toronto-Boston NHL Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinal on Monday set a record for Canada’s public broadcaster. More than 5.1 million Canadians watched the game which broke a record for an opening round playoff game and […]

CBC to Carry Two NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semifinal Series

CBC’s hopes to ride a Toronto wave were dashed by the unbelievable Boston Bruins comeback, down 4-1 in the third period and then a furious finish that tied the game at 4, then ending in OT with Patrice Bergeron’s game winning goal. Canada’s Public Broadcaster does have a Canadian team, the Ottawa Senators taking on […]

CBC Airs Three of the Four Canadian Teams in the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Canada’s Public Broadcaster CBC gets ready for the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The network has made its choices for playoffs and naturally went with Toronto-Boston for one series. And it took the all-Canadian Montreal-Ottawa series as its second pick. These two series will get the full Hockey Night in Canada treatment especially with Toronto being […]

CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Tribute to Stompin’ Tom Connors

CBC paid tribute to Canadian treasure Stompin’ Tom Connors tonight just before Hockey Night in Canada. This week, Tom died at the age of 77 of natural causes. His “The Hockey Song” is beloved by fans everywhere. And the man truly loved Canada. Very nice open by CBC and well done. Perfect. We’ll miss you, […]

The Top Five Innovations in Sports Television

I haven’t done a post like this in a very long time. Viewers take watching sports for granted. We watch the games in high definition or some cases, 3-D, get instant replays, we can rewind plays instantly on our DVR’s, know how far a team has to go in order to get a first down, […]

Some Quick Sunday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

Saturday was certainly the interesting day in sports with two sports outside of the major four dominating headlines. Let’s go over them in bullet form. In what normally is the start of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series became the sports and also news story of the first part of Saturday when a crash at Drive4COPD at Daytona […]