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 media destination."
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 protected]