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    Great news for Canadian fans

    Apparently it's almost official that CBC is going to be broadcasting figure skating starting this year with GPF, 4CC, and Worlds, and then expanding to include some GP events next year.

    This has not been officially confirmed but it looks like it could be the real deal. It was posted at Sale and Pelletier's site. You must register to view or post there:

    http://www.sale-pelletier.com/cgi-bi...c&f=6&t=001804

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    That's great news. Thanx for the heads up. I am not Canadian but I sure do like to get coverage of events from Canada to see certain skaters because, well, ABC is a tool most of the time. Their coverage sucks! Anyway, thanx again for the news!

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    Wow! Thanks for the news. That's great. Good on the CBC! Do you think there is a chance they could get Toller Cranston for a commentator? He worked on the CBC before.

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    I hope this goes through in the biggest way, though I wish they were picking up the GP events this year as well.....a little late though, I guess.

    But wow am I excited! I generally really like CBC coverage of skating and am thrilled to have a Canadian broadcaster interested. I was starting to worry that I'd have to miss entire competitions entirely.....

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    It's official


    http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...=1044529389142


    6 hours of GPF
    6 hours of 4CC
    15 hours of Worlds


    just this season! *big grin*


    Also they will be showing 2005 Jr Worlds Someone loves us out there.

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    Yay!!!!! As for Cranston, who knows. Underhill, Martini and Chris Cuthbert have been staples at CBC for a while.

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    I am in heaven -- I didn't realize this started this year! Comcast subscribers in Seattle get CBC, and I can't begin to express how happy I am that I can kiss ABC/ESPN goodbye from GPF on, except for US Nationals.

    Will the Canadian Nationals be broadcast in Canada? If so, does anyone know on what network?

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    I am SO thrilled about this!! I get CBC where I live in Michigan and I love sports coverage on CBC, Olympic coverage is always great. They always show so may more skaters than the US stations.

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    Originally posted by hockeyfan228
    I am in heaven -- I didn't realize this started this year! Comcast subscribers in Seattle get CBC, and I can't begin to express how happy I am that I can kiss ABC/ESPN goodbye from GPF on, except for US Nationals.

    Will the Canadian Nationals be broadcast in Canada? If so, does anyone know on what network?
    CTV is still going to broadcast Nationals this year.

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    Originally posted by mike79
    CTV is still going to broadcast Nationals this year.
    Bummer. But I shouldn't be greedy. Thanks so much for the answer.

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