|Key people||Jeffrey Orridge, Executive Director|
|Products||Hockey Night in Canada|
|Services||Internet, television and radio broadcasts|
|Owner(s)||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation|
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 digital TV channel, tentatively known as CBC SportsPlus. Although apparently intended to start in 2009, its launch has since been put on hold indefinitely.
Current / upcoming
- National Hockey League - Hockey Night in Canada (1952/1953-2013/2014 season)
- Beginning with the 2014–15 NHL season (until at least 2017-18), while CBC will continue to broadcast HNIC-branded games on Saturdays as well as coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals, these broadcasts will henceforth be produced by Rogers Media-owned Sportsnet as part of that broadcaster's exclusive national rights package.
- FIFA events through 2014, including the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Track & Field
- Capital One Grand Slam of Curling on CBC - 2007–2011, 2012–present
- Rogers Cup (Semi Finals and Final)
Equestrian Show Jumping
- Championship Show Jumping from Spruce Meadows
- AHL on CBC – 10 games during the 2010/11 season
- Major League Soccer - Toronto FC and MLS Cup (2007–2010)
- 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup
- FIFA World Cup (1986, 2002, 2010)
- CONCACAF Canadian Championship (2008) - Most games show live on bold, then on tape delay on CBC.
- Major League Baseball
- Olympics on CBC
- Cross Canada Curling - 1961-1965
- CBC Championship Curling - 1966-1972
- CBC Curling Classic - 1973-1979
- Canadian Curling Association - 1961-2008
Notable personalities (past and present)
- Ernie Afaganis
- Steve Armitage
- David Archer
- Leo Cahill
- Cassie Campbell-Pascall
- Don Chevrier
- Don Cherry
- Bob Cole
- Ward Cornell
- James Curry
- Chris Cuthbert
- Keith Dancy
- John Davidson
- Nabil Karim
- Jason de Vos
- Gary Dornhoefer
- Steve Douglas
- Don Duguid
- Terry Evanshen
- Darren Flutie
- Greg Frers
- Elliotte Friedman
- Foster Hewitt
- Kelly Hrudey
- Joe Galat
- Danny Gallivan
- Bob Goldham
- Mike Harris
- Bill Hewitt
- Dave Hodge
- Jim Hughson
- Dick Irvin, Jr.
- Brenda Irving
- Russ Jackson
- Colleen Jones
- Khari Jones
- Dan Kelly
- Danny Kepley
- Ron Lancaster
- Mark Lee
- Ron MacLean
- Jeff Marek
- Norm Marshall
- Doug Maxwell
- Joan McCusker
- Wes McKnight
- Mike Milbury
- Greg Millen
- Gord Miller
- Sean Millington
- Howie Meeker
- George Retzlaff (1952–1971)
- Don Goodwin (1971–1975)
- Gordon Craig (1975–1977)
- John Hudson (1977–1982)
- Denis Harvey (1982–1983)
- Don MacPherson (1983–1988)
- Arthur Smith (1988–1990)
- Alan Clark (1990–December 9, 1999)
- Nancy Lee (December 9, 1999–October 17, 2006)
- David Masse Acting (October 17, 2006–March 1, 2007)
- Scott Moore (March 1, 2007–November 9, 2010)
- David Masse Acting (November 9, 2010–April 4, 2011)
- Jeffrey Orridge (April 4, 2011–present)
Hall of Fame
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.
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