OTTAWA — David Purdy, senior vice-president of content at Rogers Communications Inc., said Monday that he will leave the company and that an official announcement will be issued later this week. Purdy told the Copyright Board of Canada, during a hearing to set the royalty rates that TV service providers pay for distant-TV signals, that he has accepted a new job with a "next-generation" media company that's based in New York and has some operations in Canada. The Wire Report has learned from a person with knowledge of the matter that Purdy will be working for Vice Media LLC. In response to a question about whether this would affect his ability to provide evidence in the hearing, he jokingly replied that "it might take the pressure off a bit." Purdy noted that he has been with Rogers since 2000. His LinkedIn profile says that before his current position started in 2012, he fulfilled a number of different leadership roles at Rogers, including vice-presidential positions in charge of cable TV and digital TV products. The move follows the departure of Keith Pelley from the job of president of Rogers Media earlier this year to become CEO of the PGA European Tour.