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CBC 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, CBCSports.ca, and CBC Radio One. (The CBC's French-language Radio-Canada network also produces sports programming.)

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, the Olympic Games for a period, the FIFA World Cup, and the National Hockey League - to the specialty channels TSN and Sportsnet. As of 2015, CBC's sports coverage is now largely restricted to Olympic sports and the Olympics proper, other amateur events, as well as the Calgary Stampede and show jumping from Spruce Meadows. CBC has maintained partial rights to the NHL as part of a sub-licensing agreement with current rightsholder Rogers Communications (maintaining the Saturday-night Hockey Night in Canada and playoff coverage), although this coverage is produced by Sportsnet. The majority of CBC's sports coverage is broadcast by CBC Television on weekends under the blanket title Road to the Olympic Games (formerly CBC's Wide World Of Sports ).[1]

On August 20, 2008, the CBC received approval from the CRTC to create an all-sports category 2[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. 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.[3]

Former Curling Canada CEO Greg Stremlaw has been the head of CBC Sports since April 10, 2015.[4][1]

Sports properties

Current / upcoming

Olympics and Pan Am

Hockey

Alpine Skiing

Baseball

Track & Field

IAAF Golden League events[needs update]

Figure Skating

Curling

Rodeo and show jumping

Rugby

Past properties

Hockey

Horse racing

Soccer

Baseball

Multi-sports competitions

Basketball

Football

Figure Skating

Curling

Canoe Sprint

Tennis

Notable personalities (past and present)

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

Directors

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.[13]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "CBC Sports launches Road to the Olympic Games". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-192
  3. ^ "CBC to cut 657 jobs, will no longer compete for professional sports rights". CBC News. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  4. ^ "Greg Stremlaw Appointed CBC's Head of Sports". CBC.ca. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ "CBC Sports to showcase Canada's Little League Baseball". CBC Sports. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "CBC Sports, Toronto Wolfpack announce broadcast agreement". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2017. 
  7. ^ "CBC/Radio-Canada premier media partner of 2017 North American Indigenous Games". CBC Sports. January 20, 2017. 
  8. ^ "CBC Sports signs broadcast deal with Raptors". CBC News. 1 August 2007. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Rogers extends sponsorship of Rogers Cup". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2015. 
  10. ^ "Smith appointed new chief of CBC Television Sports". The Globe and Mail. July 22, 1988. 
  11. ^ "Nancy Lee Appointed COO of Olympic Broadcast Services". Broadcaster. November 17, 2006. Retrieved 2014. 
  12. ^ Kennedy, Brendan (November 10, 2010). "Shakeup in sports broadcasting". Toronto Star. 
  13. ^ "CBC Sports Hall of Fame adds 4 members". CBC News. September 27, 2010. 

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