Wednesday, July 20, 2005

TV Contracts

Both of us who contribute to this blog have expressed some disdain for the television coverage arrangements of last year. Explaining how bad they were would require explaining bizarre details of our broadcasting institutions.
In any case, no doubt exactly because of the pressure exerted by this blog, the Canadian Curling Association is walking away from its contract with the CBC. Or so the story goes. Meanwhile the CBC cries foul.
To quote the article:

The CCA served CBC with a letter terminating its contract citing non-performance and an inability to fix a number of problems that drew the ire of curling fans from coast-to-coast during this year's Scott Tournament of Hearts, Tim Hortons Brier and Ford World curling championships.

Nancy Lee, the head of CBC Television Sports, said last week the public broadcaster has three years left on its contract and will seek damages.

To be honest I don't like people simply abandoning inconvenient contracts, but then I do not yet understand all the details. We will maintain attention and keep reporting on this gripping development.


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