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Jeffrey Orridge appointed CFL commissioner

Media | 03/17/2015 4:20 pm EDT

Jeffrey Orridge, former head of CBC/Radio-Canada’s sports division, has been named the new commissioner of the Canadian Football League. Orridge takes over for Mark Cohon, who served in the position for eight years. According to a news release, the new commissioner has a degree from Harvard Law School and has worked in sports marketing and licensing with Time Warner Co. and Reebok International Ltd. Orridge officially starts with the league on April 29....

Olympic rights deal ‘fiscally responsible,’ CBC says

Media | 10/28/2014 7:50 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada says it will either break even or earn a profit on its acquisition of the broadcasting rights for the 2018 Olympics in South Korea and the 2020 Olympics in Japan. During a conference call with media following CBC’s announcement Tuesday that it was partnering with BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. to broadcast the Olympics, Jeffrey Orridge, executive director of sports properties and general manager of Olympics at the public broadcaster, said CBC “put together an extraordinarily viable business model that will be either a break-even or a revenue-positive...

Future viewer habits to determine length of CBC hockey partnership: Rogers

Media | 11/27/2013 11:55 pm EST

Technological developments that impact the way consumers watch broadcast content will help determine whether CBC/Radio-Canada will continue to air NHL hockey games five years from now, said Scott...

Record NHL ratings could help broadcasters reclaim lost revenues, experts say

Media | 01/23/2013 7:13 pm EST

Hockey fans are watching televised NHL games in record numbers following a 113-day lockout, allowing broadcasters to slowly claw back lost revenues, broadcasters and industry experts said. Jeffrey...