Saturday, June 7, 2008

It's not coming back...

CBC announced yesterday that efforts to negotiate a new license agreement for the Hockey Night in Canada theme have broke down, and they will not be using it next season.

To give you an idea what CBC has lost, here are some of the best presentations of the Hockey Theme over the past 20 years...

Hockey Night in Canada opening (2004-2006)
Uploaded by RetroWinnipeg

I must say, that last one is my absolute favourite. The constellation outline of a player raising the Stanley Cup and seeing Mario undress the North Stars again brings a tear to my eye.

CBC is actually launching a contest to find a new theme. I wonder if they allow write-ins?

No comments: