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Moore to leave Rogers Sportsnet after eight years in charge

Scott Moore, president of Sportsnet and NHL properties at Canadian telco Rogers, will leave at the end of this month after eight years at the helm.

Moore was a key figure behind Rogers’ 12-season deal for exclusive National Hockey League rights in Canada. He has since presided over Sportsnet’s coverage of the league and its subsequent sublicensing deals with public-service broadcaster the CBC.

Rick Brace, president of Rogers Media, will take over from Moore in the interim while Rogers finds a replacement.

“Somebody asked me recently for a résumé. I looked at it and it said I specialized in startups and turnarounds,” Moore told The Globe and Mail. “Sportsnet is neither of those things any more. It’s a mature business, it’s a successful business and I feel good about leaving it in the condition it is in.”