– Departs company with Sportsnet as #1 sports media brand in Canada –
TORONTO (October 2, 2018) Scott Moore, President of Sportsnet & NHL Properties, has announced his decision to leave the company at the end of October.
“Scott’s passion and commitment to sports are unparalleled. He has cultivated a winning team, which continues to deliver the best and most innovative sports coverage and experiences to fans across the country,” said Rick Brace, President of Rogers Media. “After leading Sportsnet to #1 as the top sports media brand in the country, Scott leaves behind a strong legacy.”
During his eight-year tenure, Moore repositioned the sports and TV businesses to address the evolving media landscape and viewing habits. He championed the acquisitions of The Score and Grand Slam of Curling; brokered the deal that brought the FX brand to Canada; launched North America’s first direct-to-consumer mainstream sports product with SN NOW; created Rogers Hometown Hockey; and played a key role in helping Rogers secure the blockbuster 12-year NHL deal.
Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Sportsnet is well positioned for continued growth and success, with a strong team in place to carry the momentum forward.
“I’m so proud of what our team has accomplished. We have exceeded my goals, and it’s now time for me to explore my next personal challenge. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to a little down time with my wife Becky. Sportsnet is in a great place for future growth with all our platforms and I will be cheering on the team from the stands,” said Moore.
The search is underway for Moore’s successor. In the interim, Brace will oversee Sportsnet in addition to his current role.
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