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Another blow for CBC

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Double J, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    After holding the national broadcast rights for curling for 40 years, the CBC has lost them to TSN in a new deal that will take effect in 2008.

    This is a big blow following the loss of the 2010 and 2012 Olympics to CTV. What makes it worse is that the Canadian Curling Association didn't even invite the network to bid for the rights.

  2. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I thought about posting this but figured all the Amerks would pile on with who gives a rat's ass ... this is indeed another red flag for CBC. It starts at the department of Nancy Lee, I believe.
  3. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Let the piling begin!
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    There are enough Canadians here who care about such things, like what channel they need to watch the Scott's Tournament of Hearts and Brier on. That's why I finally decided to go ahead and post it.

    And yes, Nancy Lee should be worried. These red flags begin and end at her door. It isn't like CBC got outbid here, as I said. That might reflect a financial problem Lee can't control. But they weren't even invited to bid, which says something about the CCA's anger over how it and the sport have been treated.

    Here's another red flag, which I'll also post on the playoffs thread on the other board -- Chris Zelkovich of the Star has called for Bob Cole to step down from the broadcast booth.

  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Damn... CBC is taking a beating.
    But losing the Tournament of Hearts?
    I remember watching that on Saturday afternoons when I was a kid and my parents thought I was nuts for watching curling... I thought it was cool.
    Sucks because you cant get a CTV over-the-air signal in Windsor...
  6. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    My only regret is that we don't get curling here in America. :'(
    I watched it during the Olympics and fell in love with the sport.
    I can't wait for Vancouver.
  7. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    I'm sure the reception REALLY sucks in Alabama.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    More than you'll ever know, Gus....
  9. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    Gus? You want to play nasty? I can play nasty.
  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    So do Dandy Dick Bedlow, Gord McLellan, and Gord McKee make the move to the new network?

    /Monday Night Curling!
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Curling is intriguing. I wish we could see it a little more often down here.
  12. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    So I guess no tour of the CBC Broadcast Centre during the SportsJournalists.com outting next month?
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