Rogers names Scott Moore as president of Sportsnet & NHL services

TORONTO – Rogers has appointed its top TV and radio executive as president of its Sportsnet and NHL services.

The appointment of Scott Moore comes after Toronto-based Rogers scored the Canadian broadcast and digital platform rights to National Hockey League games in a $5.2-billion, 12-year deal that begins with the 2014-15 season.

It will see Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) broadcast games on Sportsnet and City, while a sub-licensing agreement with CBC allows the public broadcaster to continue airing games on Saturdays for the next four years.

Moore was president of broadcast at Rogers Media, responsible for its TV and radio stations. He’s a veteran of eight Olympic Games and hundreds of major sports broadcasts as a producer.

Prior to joining Rogers Media in 2010, Moore was executive director of CBC Sports and general manager of CBC’s media sales and marketing department. He also served as vice-president of CTV Sportsnet, now Sportsnet, from 1998 to 2003, and oversaw production of its launch.