Sportsnet's Scott Moore, Key To NHL Deal, Resigns From Rogers
Sportsnet President SCOTT MOORE has "resigned from Rogers Communications," according to David Shoalts of the GLOBE & MAIL. Moore becomes the "last of the three executives who together landed the biggest broadcast deal in Canadian television history to leave the company," after Sportsnet in '13 "won the national broadcast rights for the NHL over BCE." Moore will "leave at the end of October, just short of eight years in his role." Moore began "discussing his departure from the company 'a few months ago.'" Moore said, "We’ve accomplished pretty much everything I wanted to accomplish. We got (Sportsnet) to number one (in Canada’s sports-television networks), which is what I said I would do when I got in here on the first of December, 2010.” Rogers Media President RICK BRACE will "assume Moore’s duties while a search for a successor is conducted." Moore, who came to Sportsnet in '10 after "being head of both CBC Sports and its advertising department, said his immediate plans are to relax and travel" (GLOBE & MAIL, 10/3).