Hockey Night in CBC
Depending on how you feel about the CBC, the broadcaster losing its "Hockey Night In Canada" rights to Rogers might seem
In my view, the CBC simply cannot survive so long as it continues to rely on commercial sponsorship, and thereby makes itself essentially indistinguishable from its commercial competitors -- indistinguishable, and therefore irrelevant and unnecessary. And so, NHL hockey has to go. If it is true that by carrying NHL hockey the CBC is "bringing communities, and the nation, together," it will be unfortunate if the corporation has to abandon this opportunity in order to serve the greater purpose of becoming a true public broadcaster, one whose first priority is to serve citizens rather than advertisers.
It's been a long, painful wait, but hockey fans will finally be getting their Saturday night routine back. After a nearly