Hockey Night in Canada

Ron MacLean Officially Back As 'Hockey Night In Canada' Host

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Business

MacLean will host the early game on Saturday night while David Amber will front the late game.

Ron MacLean Says Rumoured Return To 'Hockey Night' Isn't Official

CP | Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Business

The Star reported Sunday that MacLean would return to main host's chair.

Don Cherry's Returning To 'Hockey Night In Canada'

CP | Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Business

You'll be seeing more of the 82-year-old.

Enough Of Hockey Nightmare In Canada

Henry Mintzberg | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada
Henry Mintzberg

Please read this one evening, during Hockey Night in America, when you have nothing to do. That no Canadian team made the playoffs this year may be a ...

'Hockey Night' Ratings Collapse

CP | Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Business

"HNIC" averages 2 million viewers. Last week it was down to 721,000.

CBC President: ‘We Risk Being Boiled To Death'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Business

The president of CBC/Radio-Canada says public broadcasters are caught in a “vicious circle” of budget cuts and service reductions that threaten th...

Why Is CBC TV So Consumed With Sports Broadcasting?

Barry Kiefl | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

Some would say, so what, it's the best the CBC can do in an era of shrinking budgets and audience fragmentation. Besides, that's what the audience wants. True, people love sports but has CBC ever asked the audience if all the sports programming could be found on other channels, would they prefer a CBC focused more on quality drama and entertainment?

Hockey Fans Wish They Could See More Of This Guy

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada TV

Hockey fans don't feel they're seeing enough of one-half of "Coach's Corner" — and it may not be the guy you expect. A new poll from Angus Reid s...

WATCH: Hockey Helps Heal Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada

Out of the unspeakable tragedies that shook Canada emerged a nation more united and stronger than ever. Canadians chose healing over hate, unity o...

LOOK: Sportsnet's $4.5 Million New Hockey Studio

HuffPost Canada TV | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada TV

Depending on how you feel about the CBC, the broadcaster losing its "Hockey Night In Canada" rights to Rogers might seem like either a loss or a win. ...

Why Is the CBC Trying To Crowdsource Its Own Vision?

D.K. Latta | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
D.K. Latta

I'm all for the CBC brass stepping out of their ivory towers and walking among the people, but I'd also like a sense they have a vision themselves. A vision that can be shaped by public feedback, perhaps -- but a vision nonetheless. Because if you ask a hundred people what they want from the CBC, you'll get a hundred different answers.

28 Reasons Hockey Will Always Belong To Canada (And Not The U.S.)

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 06.06.2014 | Canada

Canada's last team in the Stanley Cup Playoffs has been eliminated and a new book claims the game wasn't even invented in here -- that Charles Darwin ...

Is Hashtag Activism Against Sports Superstars Really Effective?

Avi Goldberg | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada
Avi Goldberg

Does digital activism against MacLean, Cooke, and Sterling provide real tools to force change? Or, is it merely a technologically-enabled show of customer-generated publicity that is either entirely self-serving or destined to be co-opted by the very sports-entertainment businesses against which its putative anger is aimed? I say the plusses win out.

The CBC Is About To Shrink Big-Time

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business

CBC staff are preparing themselves for bad news Thursday when the broadcaster is expected to announce a major round of job cuts and reductions to serv...

Strombo Should Approach HNIC as a Journalist, Not a Fan

Avi Goldberg | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada
Avi Goldberg

I agree when Strombo says that he can leave his personal biases aside when talking about teams other than his beloved Montreal Canadiens, but do sports journalists really have less serious reporting to do than traditional journalists? Is Strombo right that the fan and journalist roles in sports are unlikely to clash? Recent events say no.

Rogers Is Trying to Block You From Watching 'Hockey Night' Online

David Christopher | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Business
David Christopher

Rogers is gearing up to cut off millions of hockey fans from being able to watch Hockey Night in Canada online. Bell and Rogers are using their power and control over our media options to force Canadians into subscribing to what many now view as the outdated medium of TV.

'Dark Clouds' On CBC's Horizon, Internal Memo Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Business

As backers of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) struggled on Tuesday to convince a Senate committee that public backing of the broadcaster i...

A Look Back at 2013's Year of Sports

Gal's Got Game | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada
Gal's Got Game

2013 was recently dubbed, "The year of the Selfie," so let us turn the camera around on the sporting calendar and reflect on what shaped these past months.

The Business Story Canadians Really Cared About In 2013

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Few things get to the heart of Canadians like hockey, so when Rogers Communications scored a multi-billion-dollar deal that will shake up ho...

What's Hockey Night in Canada without the Cherry on Top?

Gal's Got Game | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada
Gal's Got Game

Rogers Media recently acquired broadcast rights to all NHL games in a 12-year, $5.2 million-dollar deal. But the future of Coach's Corner is uncertain, and at Don's age of 79, are retirement parties in his future? If that's the case, it prompts the question: could anyone really replace Grapes?

Why I Disagree With Mitch Wolfe's Blog on Don Cherry

Samuel Getachew | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

When I read Mitch Wolfe's Blog on Don Cherry and his relationship with the CBC I was not sure if I was to laugh or be concerned. How could anyone seri...

A CBC Without Don Cherry Isn't Worth Watching

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Business
Mitch Wolfe

The biggest loss to the CBC is that it will no longer be able to access a working-class crowd because this very important Canadian audience only gravitated to CBC for HNIC and the presence of Don Cherry. The loss of Cherry and Hockey Night in Canada is a lost opportunity for CBC to escape its uptight Waspish politically correct, elitist/urban/sophisticated Toronto-centric shtetl.

My Solution For the CBC, Post-Hockey Night In Canada

D.K. Latta | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

What's the solution to the CBC dilemma? Maybe what needs to be done is that the CBC, which has mutated over time into a multi-platform mega corporation, should be divided into semi-autonomous parts. By breaking the CBC into smaller, tighter organizations (but still associated with the whole) it might actually eliminate a lot of bureaucracy.

'Don't Try To Ruin A Good Thing'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada TV

TORONTO - Leave Coach's Corner alone.Don Cherry made that plea on Saturday during his weekly segment on "Hockey Night in Canada" as he addressed the a...

Can He Survive In The New Era?

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Don Cherry's status as an icon of Canadian TV hockey may prove to be his downfall as the groundbreaking deal between Rogers Communications a...