Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Hovel of Fame
I like CBC - radio far more than TV btw but I believe they become more involved in 2 canadian sports - canadian football league (CFL) and pro curling.
Looks like they really want back into the curling - CBC made curling popular across canada with the first TV broadcasts of Brier games in the 1950s (hi-lites) and then moved onto full game casts in the 1960s, eventually dropping the coverage to eager-beaver TSN in the 1980s but CBC helped shape curling to where it is today - and they really want back in.
Like curling, CBC abandoned pro football as TSN grabbed it in the 1990s - TSN does a good job, they cover every game on their variety of platforms and give a few minutes a week to talking about the league, even in the shadow of the mega-NFL.
CBC always gave curling a big-game feel, much like the early NFL broadcasts I saw in the 1960s. TSN is more like Arena-ball and top-loaded with inferior broadcasters like Rod Black - NOTE: You don't want Rod Black covering curling under any circumstances!
My big criticism of CBC is they abandoned province-wide coverage of municipal elections in both Manitoba and Ontario the last few weeks, leaving coverage to ill-prepared CTV.
CTV actually responded well - and a new star was born in Manitoba in the spectacular Gabrielle "Gabby" Marchand.
But CBC really let the side down by walking away from municipal elections (mayor, councillors, school trustees, etc.)
I'm one of the good guys now!
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