Hey, remember when the CBC and National Post signed that content-sharing agreement and everyone was like “dude, WTF?”
The CBC used to be king for Olympics coverage, but then it lost the rights to CTV, so it will for the first time since 1994 be covering an Olympics it doesn’t have rights to. And considering how television rights crippled CTV so much it had to show still images instead of video, expect CBC to face similar obstacles in February.
Similarly, the Post’s competitor the Globe and Mail is the official national newspaper of the Games. That won’t mean exclusive rights and it’s not clear if there are any editorial implications of this designation, but it puts the Post one step behind, at least psychologically.
But … the CBC and National Post hate each other.
Or, at least, that’s what they want us to think.
Anyone else think this is like the second season of a bad sitcom where the two main characters’ anger toward each other boils over and they explode in a torrent of rage that’s suddenly interrupted when they spontaneously get aroused and start passionately sucking face, leading to a long night of hot sex?
Are the CBC and National Post … getting it on? Is this Olympics website their illegitimate love child?
If so, when’s the hangover and walk of shame?