Purchase of Theme Song Upsets Canadian Hockey Fans
As the New York Times reports, the beloved
theme song for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Hockey Night in
Canada” was purchased last week by the rival private broadcaster CTV, which is roughly equivalent to Fox buying the rights to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and decreeing the song will only be heard on its own broadcasts.
coup followed a long-running legal battle and negotiations with the
song’s 80-year-old composer in a process that caused some Canadians so
much anxiety that it provoked calls for an intervention by Parliament. Read the full story here.