CBC Sports

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CBC Sports
Industry Media
Founded 1952
Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Area served Canada
Key people Jeffrey Orridge, Executive Director
Products Hockey Night in Canada
Services Internet, television and radio broadcasts
Parent Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Website cbc.ca/sports

CBC Sports is the division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation responsible for English-language sports broadcasting. The CBC's sports programming primarily airs on CBC Television, with some additional broadcasts on CBC.ca, and occasionally CBC Radio One. (The CBC's French-language Radio-Canada network also produces some sports programming.) In recent years, sports programming on the network has deemphasized the CBC Sports branding, primarily only using CBC as their branding.

Once the country's dominant sports broadcaster, in recent years it has lost many of its past signature properties – such as the Canadian Football League, Toronto Blue Jays baseball, Canadian Curling Association championships, and (temporarily) the Olympic Games – to sports specialty channels including TSN and Rogers Sportsnet.

CBC Sports' most significant current properties are its coverage of Saturday night and playoff NHL hockey, titled Hockey Night in Canada, as well as the Olympics (returning in 2014) and FIFA soccer tournaments such as the quadrennial World Cup (through 2014). Otherwise, CBC's sports coverage is now largely restricted to various amateur sports properties.

The current director of CBC Sports is Jeffrey Orridge. He succeeded Scott Moore, who resigned on November 9, 2010 to become president of broadcasting for Rogers Media. David Masse served as interim director until April 4, 2011.

On August 20, 2008, the CBC received approval from the CRTC to create an all-sports category 2[1] digital TV channel, tentatively known as CBC SportsPlus. Although apparently intended to start in 2009, its launch has since been put on hold indefinitely. As a result of funding reductions from the federal government and decreased revenues, in April 2014 CBC announced it would no longer bid for professional sport broadcasting rights.[2]

Sports properties[edit]

Current / upcoming[edit]

Olympics

Hockey

Alpine Skiing

Track & Field

Figure Skating

Curling

Tennis

Rodeo and show jumping

Past properties[edit]

Hockey

  • AHL on CBC – 10 games during the 2010/11 season

Horse racing

Soccer

Baseball

Olympics

Basketball

Football

Figure Skating

Curling

Canoe Sprint

Notable personalities (past and present)[edit]

Ron MacLean and Scott Russell talk on an escalator at Sherway Gardens.

Directors[edit]

Hall of Fame[edit]

CBC Sports Hall of Fame recognizes those broadcasters of CBC Sports who have made a unique and lasting contribution to CBC and to the sports broadcasting industry.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-192
  2. ^ "CBC to cut 657 jobs, will no longer compete for professional sports rights". CBC News. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "CBC wins rights to 2014, 2016 Olympic Games". CBC Sports. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "CBC Sports signs broadcast deal with Raptors". CBC News. 1 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  5. ^ "CBC Sports Hall of Fame adds 4 members". CBC News. September 27, 2010. 

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