Pelley to continue leading Rogers Media until his departure
TORONTO, April 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications today announced
that Keith Pelley, President, Rogers Media, will leave the company to
become the new Commissioner and CEO of The European Tour - a global
golf tour featuring 48 events in 26 countries. He will remain President
of Rogers Media until his departure this summer.
"Keith has done a tremendous job for the company over the past five
years and I'm delighted for him and his family," said Guy Laurence,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Rogers. "He's been a key player
on the NHL file and has done a terrific job of reinventing the way
Canadians experience the NHL. Under his leadership, Sportsnet is on the
cusp of becoming the number one sports media brand in Canada."
During his tenure, Pelley repositioned the media business to address the
changing media landscape. He reorganized the media division, breaking
down silos to function in an integrated manner across the diverse
portfolio of assets; he led the push to digital across the publishing
brands; launched shomi and Next Issue in Canada; launched Sportsnet
magazine to make Sportsnet the only five-platform sports media brand in
the country; and expanded the reach of the company's TV assets to
deliver world-class content to more Canadians. He joined the company in
"Rogers is a terrific company with the best collection of media assets
in the industry. Guy has a clear vision for the company and it's been
exciting to be a part of it. This truly is a dream job that only comes
up once in a lifetime. It was a very difficult decision," said Pelley.
"I know I'll never be a professional golfer, so this is the next best
thing. The Tour already has a highly regarded reputation and I look
forward to building on this using my experience here at Rogers Media to
ensure it remains at the forefront of the game across the globe. We've
got a great team at Rogers Media, they know what we need to do. We're
in good shape."
A search for Pelley's successor will begin and details on his exact
departure date will be announced later.
Rogers Communications is a leading diversified public Canadian
communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of
wireless communications services and one of Canada's leading providers
of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to
consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio
and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade
publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly
traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the
Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.
SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.
For further information:
Andrea Goldstein, Rogers, email@example.com; 647-801-4394