Saturday, April 05, 2008


The telecasting travesty from the 2008 Men's World Championship is the result of contract negotiations carried out by the World Curling Federation, not the Canadian Curling Association, according to this:

Please note that World Championships convened outside of Canada are not owned or operated by the Canadian Curling Association.

The 2008 World Men’s Curling Championships in Grand Forks, North Dakota is entirely governed by the World Curling Federation. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has contracted to televise the semi-final and the final on CBC Television (main network) as previously published.

TSN is not on-site or involved in any way with this event.

The WCF produces a number of round robin broadcasts via their subsidiary World Curling Television (WCTV) for European television consumption. CBC has arranged with the WCF to access some of these productions for the Canadian market to be broadcast on Bold TV (a CBC affiliated network previously known as Country Canada) and (web streaming).

But who negotiated a nearly as bad broadcasting contract for the Women's Worlds? The CCA is not completely off the hook about these contracts.



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