TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Scott Moore, President of Sportsnet & NHL, Rogers Media, announced today the appointment of Gord Cutler as Senior Vice President of NHL Production, effective February 18.
In this new role, Cutler is responsible for all on-air production elements of Sportsnet's NHL coverage on all platforms, including national and regional games, all playoff games and the Stanley Cup Final, special events and non-game events, and studio broadcasts, to deliver best-in-class hockey experiences to fans across Canada.
"My working relationship with Gord extends close to 30 years. He is one of Canada's top sports producers, possesses incredible hockey knowledge, and understands the hockey fan," said Moore. "Gord's extensive production resume, which includes the NHL playoffs and several Olympic Games, combined with his tremendous passion for the game, will be integral to delivering on our stars-first production philosophy."
Cutler is an award-winning producer with more than 25 years of industry experience, having worked six Olympic Games and 19 seasons producing NHL games.
Most recently, Cutler served as the Executive Producer for Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, producing the Prime Time broadcasts for both the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Prior to his role with the Consortium, Cutler served as Executive Producer of NHL Network in Canada, and as a game producer for Toronto Raptors broadcasts with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. He also served in various senior producer and producer roles for Fox's NHL broadcasts, NBC (Winter and Summer Olympic Games), Sportsnet (NHL and NBA), and TSN (NHL, international hockey, CFL, and a variety of other sports).
"This is an extremely exciting time for Rogers, and I am very proud and thrilled to become part of the team," said Cutler. "The passion that Canadians have for hockey is unparalleled, and I am looking forward to helping deliver a viewing experience that not only brings the game to life like never before, but also brings the players and their stories to life in a way that Canadians have yet to experience."
Cutler received two Canadian Screen Awards for his work on the London 2012 Olympic Games, a Gemini Award for his work on the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and is a three-time Emmy Award winner.
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
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