Thank You Curling Fans
Friday, April 11, 2008 | 10:02 AM ET
Thank you to all the curling fans who responded to my blog earlier this week. I appreciate your passionate views. More on that shortly.
First, in case you haven’t heard, tonight’s Canada/Scotland match at the Worlds has been moved to 8pm ET. The World Curling Federation made a last minute change in order to try and attract more fans to the rink.
We have changed around our broadcast schedule on CBC bold to accommodate that change. (I might point out to our many critics that CBC main network and the other two major sports channels have contracted commitments tonight and would not have been as flexible as bold was able to be in this case.)
But a final note about your responses to my blog.
It’s apparent that we, as a broadcast industry, have created an expectation that as a fan of any sport, you have a right to expect and demand live coverage of every game or match you want to see.
I suppose that’s our collective fault for continuing to try and provide more coverage on various different networks and platforms.
The only response that can possibly be appropriate then is that we’re sorry we are not able to live up to that expectation in all cases. As a sports fan, I’d love to see CBC do nothing but sports, but that wouldn’t be serving the Canadian public as a whole.
But I thank you for the passion of your responses. Rest assured I read them all.
There are some that didn’t get posted because we have a policy on our website not to publish responses that include personal “attacks”. So even though I asked you to feel free to call me an idiot, we can’t print the more colourful responses.
I suppose that ’s a good policy. But I’ve asked to have the “saltier” responses forwarded to me so that I can enjoy them as well.
I hope you enjoy the coverage on bold tonight and on the network on the weekend.
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Scott Moore is Executive Director of CBC Sports.
Prior to coming to CBC in 2007, Mr. Moore held various senior positions at CTV, TSN and Sportsnet.
As a producer, his credits include seven Olympic Games, Stanley Cups, Grey Cups, world junior championships, figure skating and auto racing, as well as various news and entertainment specials.
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