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Bart Yabsley to head up Rogers’ Sportsnet property

Media | 03/05/2019 4:15 pm EST

Bart Yabsley has been appointed as the new president of Sportsnet, filling a role left vacant when Scott Moore stepped down from that position last fall. Yabsley was most recently senior vice-president of sports and entertainment partnerships and content distribution at Rogers Media, a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc., which owns Sportsnet. “Yabsley is responsible for leading the continued growth and evolution of sports content across all areas of Rogers,” the company said in a press release announcing his appointment Tuesday. “He oversees Sportsnet’s multiplatform...

Thursday Night Football touches down at Bell Media

Media | 06/07/2017 3:31 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s properties have scored the broadcast rights to the National Football League’s Thursday Night Football games, Bell Media announced Wednesday. The regular-season games will air on TSN, CTV Two and RDS as of the 2017 season, the company said in a press release. Bell is taking over the rights after Rogers Communications Inc. didn’t renew its contract after last season. As Scott Moore, president of Sportsnet and NHL properties, told The Wire Report in April, “the overall NFL package had been significantly diluted without inclusion of the digital rights.” Bell said its...

Rogers-CBC extend HNIC deal to 2019

Media | 04/12/2017 7:15 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has extended its deal with CBC/Radio-Canada to broadcast its flagship Hockey Night in Canada program for one more year, spokesman Andrew Garas confirmed to The Wire Report. Rogers and CBC...

NFL to stream on Twitter, Canadian OTT rights still up for grabs

Media | 04/05/2016 9:22 pm EDT

The National Football League (NFL) announced Tuesday a new deal with Twitter Inc. to stream NFL games on the social media platform, and though Canadians won’t have access,...

Exec cites ‘tipping point’ in customer demand as Sportsnet goes OTT

Media | 03/31/2016 10:46 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. will begin offering its Sportsnet channels without a TV subscription for $24.99 per month, the company announced Thursday. Scott Moore, president of Sportsnet and NHL...

Rogers, Bell step up activity in 4K

Media | 01/18/2016 11:22 pm EST

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. on Monday told a group of about 15 invited journalists that it sees a bright future in 4K television, while BCE Inc. announced that it was making a 4K set-top box available to customers of its Fibe TV service. Rogers, last week, began its involvement of 4K broadcasting with an NBA basketball game between the...

Rogers’ hockey content brings Sportsnet neck-to-neck with TSN

Media | 06/02/2015 9:22 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. both used Numeris data Tuesday to proclaim their sports channel is No. 1 in the market, a virtual tie that Rogers said was enabled by its hockey content. Sportsnet president Scott Moore said Rogers’ five-year, $5.2 billion deal with the NHL, which began this broadcast year, was one of the main reasons for Sportsnet’s significant growth in audience. “There has been gigantic growth … If you put it in historical and global context, five years ago, if you took these same metrics, we were half of TSN’s audience,” Moore...

Rogers enjoying playoff boost, but benefits hard to quantify

Media | 04/17/2015 7:54 pm EDT

Having five Canadian teams reach the NHL playoffs for the first time in more than a decade is set to translate into a winning season for Rogers Communications Inc. as it completes the first...

Analyst says Rogers downgrade related to hockey

Media | 01/28/2015 6:56 pm EST

Canaccord Genuity analyst Dvai Ghose says concern over hockey viewership is among the reasons he downgraded the stock of Rogers Communications Inc. this week. In a research note Wednesday, the telecom industry analyst pointed to...

Live sports, the lynchpin of traditional TV, making inroads to OTT

Media | 01/08/2015 10:16 pm EST

As new over-the-top (OTT) services continue to be launched both in Canada and the United States, online alternatives for live sports have also been increasing. But in a world where live sports...

Rogers putting Gord Cutler in charge of NHL coverage

Media | 02/13/2014 7:48 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. said Thursday that Gord Cutler will become senior vice-president of NHL production, starting next week. Rogers said Cutler will oversee all on-air production aspects of Sportsnet’s National Hockey...

Scott Moore to head Sportsnet and NHL at Rogers

Media | 01/23/2014 8:37 pm EST

Scott Moore has been appointed president of Sportsnet and NHL at Rogers Communications Inc.'s media division, the company said in a release Thursday. Rogers said Moore would leverage “the company’s cable, wireless...

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...

Rogers drops CityNews Channel

Media | 05/31/2013 2:46 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.’s media division cancelled its CityNews Channel as well as the English-language South-Asian newscast on its Omni Television service, the company said. Scott Moore, president of broadcasting at...