Scott Moore named new executive director of CBC Sports



    TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - CBC Television today announced the appointment
of Scott Moore as executive director, CBC Sports, effective March 5.
    "As a Gemini and Emmy award-winning producer with an international
reputation for innovative sports production, Scott has a wealth of knowledge
and experience which will provide a tremendous benefit to the CBC," said
Richard Stursberg, executive vice-president of CBC Television. "Sports are a
key part of the CBC's service to Canadians."
    Most recently, Moore owned an independent production company,
Vancouver-based Top Notch Studios, where he was involved in the Athens and
Torino Olympic Games, the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the Grand Prix of
Edmonton, the Asian Games and other projects. Before that, he was
vice-president, production and operations for Rogers Sportsnet and was
responsible for launching the all-sports specialty channel. He also has
considerable experience with other networks.
    "I'm very excited with this opportunity to help take CBC Sports to its
next level," Moore said. "This is a tremendously dynamic time, with the NHL
playoffs about to begin; a comprehensive schedule of FIFA soccer coming soon,
including this summer's Under-20 World Cup; the 2008 Olympic Games from
Beijing; Grand Slam curling and another season of CFL. As always, the CBC will
be operating in a competitive and rapidly-changing environment and I intend to
build on its reputation for excellence and strengthen the CBC's position as
the place Canadians turn for the best in amateur and professional sports."

    About CBC Television:
    CBC Television is the English television service of CBC/Radio-Canada,
Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural
institutions. CBC/Radio-Canada reaches Canadians through eight national radio
and television networks, full-service Web sites, local/regional stations and
affiliates, the digital television channel Country Canada and the continuous
music network Galaxie. Through these and other activities, CBC/Radio-Canada
brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of
Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages.





For further information:

For further information: Jeff Keay, media relations, jeff_keay@cbc.ca,
(416) 205-3987

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