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CFL on CBC

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Country of origin  Canada
Original network  CBC Sports (1952-2007)
Network  CBC Television
Running time  360 minutes+
First episode date  1952
Genre  Sports
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Starring  Elliotte Friedman Mark Lee Chris Walby Sean Millington Greg Frers Khari Jones Steve Armitage Darren Flutie
Awards  Gemini Award for Best Sportscaster/Anchor, Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Live Sporting Event
Nominations  Gemini Award for Best Sports Program or Series
Cast  Ron Lancaster, Chris Cuthbert, Don Wittman, Sean Millington
Similar  The Goods, Hockey Night in Canada, The Fifth Estate, CFL on TSN, Kids' CBC

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CFL on CBC was a presentation of Canadian Football League football aired on CBC Television. CBC held broadcast rights for the CFL from 1952 to 2007. The exclusive broadcasting rights for the league moved to TSN starting from the 2008 CFL season.

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Schedule

The broadcast schedule changed several times in its history, but in the final years of the run, CBC showed a game every Saturday. CBC also showed the Labour Day Classic, a Labour Day Monday CFL Doubleheader which always featuring the Toronto Argonauts versus the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Edmonton Eskimos versus the Calgary Stampeders. The CFL on CBC also showed the Thanksgiving Day Classic (Monday) doubleheader. From 1991 until 2007, the CBC had exclusive coverage of all playoff games and the Grey Cup Championship Game.

The CFL on CBC ended its run on November 25, 2007, airing the 95th Grey Cup from the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, after which the CFL left broadcast television and signed a six-year contract with cable network TSN. The CFL granted a no-bid extension to the TSN contract in 2013, after which the CBC announced it would no longer pursue professional sports of any kind.

Commentators

At the end of its run, the CFL on CBC was hosted by Elliotte Friedman, and featured the panel of Sean Millington, Greg Frers, and Khari Jones. Mark Lee was the main play-by-play commentator, along with colour commentator Chris Walby. The secondary broadcast team was Steve Armitage and Khari Jones. From August 20-October 4, 2005, the CFL on CBC had no on-air announcers due to a CMG strike.

Play-by-play

  • Steve Armitage (1991, 2005–2007)
  • Dean Brown (2000, 2004)
  • Don Chevrier (1969–1980)
  • Gil Christy
  • Chris Cuthbert (1992–2004)
  • Dan Kelly (1964)
  • Mark Lee (1996–2007)
  • Norm Marshall (1952)
  • Bob Moir (1959–1961)
  • Wes McKnight
  • Dave Price
  • Bruce Rainnie (2007)
  • Ted Reynolds (1956–1960)
  • Don Wittman (1961–1997)
  • Colour commentary

  • Ernie Afaganis (1966–1969)
  • David Archer (1996–1997)
  • Leo Cahill (1981–1985)
  • James Curry (1993–1996)
  • Chuck Ealey (1986)
  • Terry Evanshen (1979-1980)
  • Darren Flutie (2002–2006)
  • Greg Frers (2007)
  • Joe Galat (1991–1993)
  • Russ Jackson (1971–1973, 1977–1980)
  • Khari Jones (2006–2007)
  • Dan Kepley (1991–1996)
  • Ron Lancaster (1981–1990)
  • Larry O'Brien (1962)
  • Ken Ploen
  • Frank Rigney (1969–1976)
  • Chris Walby (1998–2007)
  • Jack Wells (1954)
  • Nobby Wirkowski (1966)
  • Hosts

  • Steve Douglas (1953–1961)
  • Elliotte Friedman (2006–2007)
  • Dave Hodge (1984–1986)
  • Scott Oake (1995)
  • John Wells (1973–1983)
  • Brian Williams (1987–2005)
  • Studio analysts

  • Daved Benefield (2007)
  • Bernie Faloney (1962)
  • Darren Flutie (2002–2006)
  • Greg Frers (2003–2007)
  • Joe Galat (1993)
  • Khari Jones (2006–2007)
  • Sean Millington (2003–2004, 2006–2007)
  • Annis Stukus (1955)
  • Glen Suitor (1995–2002)
  • Eric Tillman (2005)
  • Chris Walby (1997)
  • Sideline reporters

  • Ernie Afaganis (1966–1969)
  • Frank Anderson (1962–1963)
  • Steve Armitage (1977–2007)
  • Ward Cornell (1959)
  • Mark Connolly (2007)
  • Chris Cuthbert (1995)
  • Darren Flutie (2006)
  • Elliotte Friedman (2005)
  • Brenda Irving (1996–2007)
  • Khari Jones (2007)
  • Mark Lee (2004)
  • Doug Maxwell (1961)
  • Tom McKee
  • Bob Moir (1958–1960)
  • Scott Oake (1987–1994)
  • Larry O'Brien (1956–1957)
  • Brian Williams (1984–1986)
  • References

    CFL on CBC Wikipedia


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