TSN to keep 'Hockey Night' theme tune
Despite being largely shut out of a huge NHL broacasting rights deal, TSN says it has no plans to relinquish rights to the Hockey Night in Canada jingle, which it has been using to usher in its hockey broadcasts since 2008.

TSN to keep 'Hockey Night' theme tune

New broadcast deal sees TSN keep some Leaf games through 2015, Jets games to 2021

Posted:Nov 26, 2013 3:01 PM ET

Last Updated:Nov 26, 2013 3:40 PM ET

Anaheim Ducks wingerPatrick Maroon shoots on Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson during first period NHL action, Friday October 25, 2013 in Ottawa. Anderson is the number one goalie in Ottawa, and Paul MacLean is making sure no one forgets it.The Senators coach announced Anderson would be getting the start against the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday night despite the fact Robin Lehner has won three straight games and was named the NHL's first star of the week.

Anaheim Ducks wingerPatrick Maroon shoots on Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson during first period NHL action, Friday October 25, 2013 in Ottawa. Anderson is the number one goalie in Ottawa, and Paul MacLean is making sure no one forgets it.The Senators coach announced Anderson would be getting the start against the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday night despite the fact Robin Lehner has won three straight games and was named the NHL's first star of the week. Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press

TSN has been largely shut out of the blockbuster deal on NHL hockey broadcast rights, but it says it's hanging on to the Hockey Night in Canada theme.

The specialty sports TV channel says it has no plans to relinquish rights to the famous jingle, which it has been using to usher in its hockey broadcasts since 2008.

A 12-year broadcast and multimedia rights deal saw Rogers Communications shell out $5.2 billion to gain national broadcast rights to NHL games.

TSN still has regional rights to air some Toronto Maple Leafs games through 2015 and Winnipeg Jets matches through 2021.

TSN spokesman Greg McIsaac says the network plans to keep using the Hockey Night in Canada theme song moving forward.

TSN bought the song from the composer in 2008. The new broadcast rights deal will see CBC continue to broadcast Hockey Night in Canada without the tune.

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