TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Keith Pelley, President, Rogers Media,
announced today the appointment of Scott Moore as President of
Sportsnet & NHL, effective immediately.
In this new role, Moore will lead these two priority sports portfolios,
leveraging the company's cable, wireless and suite of media assets to
deliver world-class hockey and sports experiences to fans across the
country. Moore will serve on the Rogers Media Senior Leadership Team.
This appointment follows the announcement in late November in which
Rogers Communications and the NHL agreed to a landmark 12-year national
broadcast and multimedia deal, which begins with the 2014-15 season.
"Scott and I have a longstanding history together in sports
television. Having worked in all facets of the business, he understands
the passionate and personal connection fans have to sports and their
teams," said Pelley. "Scott's vision, creativity, and ability to drive
innovative production elements set him apart. With Scott at the helm,
fans will experience sports like never before."
Moore has more than 20 years of experience in the sports television
industry. He is a veteran of eight Olympic Games, five network
launches, and hundreds of major sports broadcasts as a producer,
including the NHL and Stanley Cup Final, Junior Hockey and Memorial
Cup, and Canada Cup.
Previously, Moore was President of Broadcast at Rogers Media, overseeing
programming, production, regulatory, engineering and distribution of
the company's TV and radio assets. Prior to joining Rogers Media in
2010, Moore was Executive Director of CBC Sports and General Manager of
CBC's Media Sales & Marketing department. He also served as Vice
President of CTV Sportsnet (now Sportsnet) from 1998 to 2003, and
oversaw production and technical elements of its successful launch.
"Rogers understands the deep passion Canadians have for the NHL, and we
are committed to delivering more games and content across all
platforms, with an emphasis on storytelling, innovation and
technology," said Moore. "The NHL delivers tremendous value to
Sportsnet, as we look to grow the brand into Canada's number one sports
Moore received an Emmy Award for his role with NBC at the Seoul 1988
Olympic Games. Other awards include a Gemini Award for the 1988 World
Figure Skating Championship, the 2005 Jack Webster Award of Excellence
in Legal Journalism, and a Justicia Award for Legal Programming for the
two-part series 'Crime on the Street'.
About Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI;
NYSE: RCI), is a diversified leading Canadian media company that
engages in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, digital, and
sports entertainment. Rogers Broadcasting has 53 AM and FM radio
stations across Canada; television properties include seven City
stations, four OMNI multicultural television stations, Sportsnet
(consisting of four regional channels and the nationally-distributed
Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet World, and Sportsnet 360), and The Shopping
Channel. Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer and online
magazines, such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, L'actualité, Canadian
Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical
and financial publications. Rogers Media's suite of digital assets
includes 90+ owned and 300+ premium partnership sites. Rogers Media
Inc. owns Rogers Centre stadium, a year-round sports and entertainment
facility, and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.
SOURCE: Rogers Media
For further information:
Andrea Goldstein, Rogers Media, 647.801.4394, email@example.com