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Hockey Night in Canada is a branding used for Canadian television presentations of the National Hockey League. While the name has been used for all NHL broadcasts on CBC Television , Hockey Night in Canada is primarily associated with its Saturday night NHL broadcasts, a practice originating from Saturday NHL broadcasts that began in 1931 on the CNR Radio network and continued on its successors, and debuting on television beginning in 1952. Initially only airing a single game weekly, the modern incarnation airs a weekly double-header, with game times normally at 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. . The broadcast features various segments during the intermissions and between games , as well as pre and post-game coverage of the night's games.

Hockey Night in Canada
HNIC Logo.svg
The present logo used since 1998.
Also known as 'Molson Hockey Night in Canada'
Presented by
Starring
Theme music composer Colin Oberst
Opening theme "The Hockey Theme"

"Canadian Gold"
"Sportsnet NHL Theme Song"
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Production
Camera setup multi-camera
Running time 360 minutes+
Production company(s)
Release
Original network
Original release Radio: 1931–1976
TV: October 11, 1952–present
Chronology
Followed by NHL on Sportsnet
Related shows NHL on Sportsnet
External links
Website

Hockey Night in Canada (often abbreviated Hockey Night or HNIC) is a branding used for Canadian television presentations of the National Hockey League. While the name has been used for all NHL broadcasts on CBC Television (regardless of the time of day), Hockey Night in Canada is primarily associated with its Saturday night NHL broadcasts, a practice originating from Saturday NHL broadcasts that began in 1931 on the CNR Radio network and continued on its successors, and debuting on television beginning in 1952. Initially only airing a single game weekly, the modern incarnation airs a weekly double-header, with game times normally at 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. (ET). The broadcast features various segments during the intermissions and between games (such as Don Cherry's Coach's Corner), as well as pre and post-game coverage of the night's games.

The Hockey Night in Canada brand is owned by the CBC and was exclusively used by CBC Sports through the end of the 2013–14 NHL season. Beginning in the 2014–15 NHL season, the brand is being licensed to Rogers Communications for Sportsnet-produced Saturday NHL broadcasts airing on CBC Television as well as the Rogers-owned City and Sportsnet networks. Rogers had secured exclusive national multimedia rights to NHL games beginning in 2014–15, and sub-licensed Saturday night and playoff games to CBC.

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Don Cherry explains what makes Hockey Night in Canada so special

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Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) Broadcast Intros from 1977 to 2015

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Intro to Hockey Night in Canada (Apr. 16, 1979)