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Gordie Howe, known as Mr. Hockey, ‘did everything’ - The Globe and Mail
REGINA — Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Jun. 10, 2016
hockey  obituaries  NHL 
june 2016 by jerryking
Kelly: Unsealed e-mails show an NHL in the midst of an existential crisis
After the unsealing of frank and provocative e-mails between top National Hockey League officials on Monday, the league has two problems. Or, fairer to say, two more problems.The 2011 e-mail chains,
Cathal_Kelly  NHL  crisis 
march 2016 by jerryking
TV broadcasters look for a happy medium to keep sports fans engaged - The Globe and Mail
TORONTO — The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Mar. 18, 2016

Many of these fans would have little to no memory of the Blue Jays’ World Series runs in 1992 and 1993, so it is an encouraging sign for both broadcasters and sports teams – laggards, such as the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs, can count on their fans being there when they finally get back into contention.

But that is small consolation for Rogers, which has to find a way to break even on its 12-year, $5.2-billion deal with the NHL for the Canadian broadcast rights. The bad news is that, since the Leafs have the largest fan base of the seven Canadian NHL teams, their plummeting TV ratings over the past two seasons have caused much pain for Rogers. Worse still, going into what ought to be a postseason ratings and advertising-revenue bonanza, the media company is facing the prospect of a playoff season without a single Canadian franchise. That is devastating to its budget projections and reportedly is already having an effect on staffing levels.

Kaan Yigit, president of Solutions Research Group in Toronto, says the NHL has gained consumers who have started to follow the league on digital and social media in recent years. But the communications and technology consultant adds that the gains did not offset the losses of conventional TV viewers. By December of 2015, an SRG survey of 500 Canadians showed, the number of Canadians aged 12 and above who consume the NHL on digital and social media increased 9 per cent, but in the same period, the number watching on television dropped 22 per cent. Over all, there was an 11-per-cent decline in Canadians who watch the NHL on any platform.
sports  broadcasting  fans  engagement  fan_engagement  LBMA  millennials  viewers  NHL  bad_news 
march 2016 by jerryking
Kelly: Why do we think Mike Babcock is the NHL's best coach? - The Globe and Mail
TORONTO — The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, May. 11 2015, 6:29 PM EDT
Last updated Tuesday, May. 12 2015
sports  journalists  NHL  Cathal_Kelly  best_of  coaching 
may 2015 by jerryking
Hockey Night in Canada: How CBC lost it all - The Globe and Mail
TORONTO — The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Oct. 10 2014
CBC  NHL  hockey  negotiations 
october 2014 by jerryking
How a Netflix for sports could be a game-changer - The Globe and Mail
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The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Oct. 08 2014,
sports  NBA  NHL  NFL  television  Netflix  broadcasting  streaming 
october 2014 by jerryking
Rogers ramps up NHL ad buys - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail (includes correction)
Published Sunday, Jul. 06 2014

Rogers’ 12-year, $5.2-billion deal for National Hockey League broadcast and multimedia rights went into effect on July 1. As the company prepares for the new season, even in the height of summer, it’s latching on to any event that brings Canadian sports fans together to remind them who will soon be bringing them their hockey.

To do this, Rogers is embarking on one of the biggest years of marketing spending yet for its Sportsnet channel....The campaign marks a shift in Sportsnet’s marketing: In past, all advertising for the sports channels was produced by Rogers’s in-house advertising team; for the NHL campaign, that team collaborated with the company’s ad agency, Publicis, for the first time. The agency will be doing more advertising work as Rogers Media kicks its NHL plan into high gear. In the fall, the messaging will shift to more concrete information on the different ways that Canadian viewers can watch hockey through Rogers properties. For now, the campaign kick-off aims for a more emotional connection.
marketing  Rogers  NHL  Susan_Krashinsky  advertising  Publicis  hockey 
july 2014 by jerryking
The CBC: What’s it good for, without hockey? - The Globe and Mail
Nov. 29 2013 | The Globe and Mail | editorial

Losing hockey is the best thing that could have happened to the CBC. A national institution that long ago lost its way has been given the chance – possibly its last chance – to find its soul. NHL hockey, the most popular pastime in this country, doesn’t need the CBC. And the CBC, if it’s to be what a public broadcaster should be, doesn’t need the NHL.

If the CBC did not exist, would we create it? And to do what?

The strongest argument for the CBC goes something like this: There are some public goods that the free market will not deliver, or will not deliver well enough, and so we create public institutions to do the job. Think of museums, libraries and parks. These would be very different without public support, and in some cases they might not exist at all. There’s a compelling logic to taxpayer backing for the National Gallery of Canada or the Canadian War Museum, or hundreds of other cultural institutions and historical sites. The CBC is, in part, such an institution....Hockey reveals what should have been obvious all along: Popular programming doesn’t need taxpayer support. We don’t need a CBC to compete with the private sector. We need a CBC that goes where the private sector isn’t, doing important things that are necessary but may be less popular.

Consider arts and cultural programming – something that CBC television used to do a lot more of, and then in recent years stepped back from. Or educational and children’s programming. Documentaries. Regional programming. Producing intellectually ambitious Canadian dramas and movies....So here’s a radical proposal to ensure that the CBC retains the spirit of a public broadcaster: Get rid of advertising. No ads on radio, no ads on TV, no ads on the website.
CBC  CBC_Radio  CBC_TV  NHL  hockey  editorials  public_goods  public_institutions  cultural_institutions  advertising 
december 2013 by jerryking
Rogers plays defence with its new investment in hockey - The Globe and Mail

OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail

Published Sunday, Dec. 01 2013,
Barrie_McKenna  NHL  hockey  Rogers  CATV  television 
december 2013 by jerryking
Creative partnerships are CBC’s new norm - The Globe and Mail
Nov. 28 2013 |The Globe and Mail | Hubert Lacroix

In the public interest, we are partnered with no fewer than four companies that some might consider our fierce competitors. Together, we will bring Canadians closer to their athletes, closer to the Games than ever before. We’ll be there in Rio too, not to mention the FIFA World Cup and the Pan American Games.

The media landscape is increasingly dominated by conglomerates with very deep pockets that both produce and distribute content. Let’s be honest, CBC can’t put a $5.2-billion bid on the table because we don’t have the specialty networks, pay-TV and mobility platforms to monetize those rights. So, we need to change our mindset. We look for how and where the public interest can be served by collaborating with those giants, in this case Rogers, to share national consciousness and preserve Canadian heritage.

Change has become something that CBC/Radio-Canada relishes. It represents an opportunity to renew our relationship with Canadians in novel and surprising ways. We now offer more services than ever before – 30 in all, up from 19 a decade ago – and in recent years have made the public broadcaster more Canadian, more regional and more digital.
creativity  partnerships  CBC  NHL  hockey  digital_media 
november 2013 by jerryking
NHL deal gives CBC a chance to reboot - The Globe and Mail
Konrad Yakabuski

The Globe and Mail

Published Thursday, Nov. 28 2013
Konrad_Yakabuski  CBC  NHL  hockey  challenges 
november 2013 by jerryking
Amateur, yes, but well worth watching - The Globe and Mail
Lawrence Martin

Special to The Globe and Mail

Published Tuesday, Aug. 21 2012,
NHL  Lawrence_Martin  athletes_&_athletics  amateurs  CBC 
august 2012 by jerryking
Putting Moneyball on Ice?
2007 | International Journal of Sport Finance | by Daniel S. Mason' and William M. Foster^
'University of Alberta
^University of Alberta-Augustana Campus
Moneyball  Octothorpe_Software  NHL  sabermetrics  hockey  valuations 
october 2011 by jerryking
Next Big Thing?
January 23, 2006 | SI Vault | Michael Farber.

Minnesota's highly touted Phil Kessel didn't wow at the World Juniors, but he's determined to prove the hype is deserved
NHL  scouting  Octothorpe_Software 
october 2011 by jerryking
Former NHL Coach Pat Burns Dies at 58 -
NOVEMBER 20, 2010 | Associated Press. Pat Burns, the former
Montreal police officer who led New Jersey to the 2003 Stanley Cup title
and was the NHL's coach of the year with three teams, died Friday. He
was 58. Mr. Burns battled cancer of the colon and the liver in 2004 and
2005 and hoped he had beaten the disease, but in January 2009 doctors
found it had spread to his lungs.
hockey  NHL  obituaries  coaching 
november 2010 by jerryking
Professor critical of draft strategy
Jun. 24, 2010 | The Globe & Mail | MATTHEW SEKERES
hockey  Octothorpe_Software  NHL 
june 2010 by jerryking
Rodier the strategist behind the scenes - The Globe and Mail
June 6, 2009 | The Globe & Mail | Michael Grange. Profiles
Richard Rodier, the legal strategist behind Jim Balsillie's bid to
acquire the Phoenix Coyotes out of bankruptcy protection.

From Saturday's Globe and Mail, Saturday, Jun. 06, 2009
hockey  Jim_Balsillie  NHL  bankruptcies  éminence_grise  legal_strategies  lawyers 
june 2009 by jerryking
NHL Makes Online Push -
Sept. 23, 2008 WSJ article by Stephanie Kang
hockey  Octothorpe_Software  NHL 
january 2009 by jerryking
Hockey Night in Cyberland -
Oct. 11, 2008 Matt Hartley piece on the NHL's plan to obtain revenue growth using online marketing, fantasy hockey leagues, etc.
hockey  Octothorpe_Software  analytics  NHL 
january 2009 by jerryking

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