It was announced today that Keith Pelley, the President of Rogers Media, is leaving the company this summer to become the Commissioner and CEO of The European Tour -- a huge, international golf tour featuring 48 events in 26 countries. A company release said:
During his tenure, Pelley repositioned the media business to address the changing media landscape. He reorganized the media division, breaking down silos to function in an integrated manner across the diverse portfolio of assets; he led the push to digital across the publishing brands; launched shomi and Next Issue in Canada; launched Sportsnet magazine to make Sportsnet the only five-platform sports media brand in the country; and expanded the reach of the company's TV assets to deliver world-class content to more Canadians. He joined the company in August 2010.Guy Laurence, the president and CEO of Rogers said:
"Keith has done a tremendous job for the company over the past five years and I'm delighted for him and his family. He's been a key player on the NHL file and has done a terrific job of reinventing the way Canadians experience the NHL. Under his leadership, Sportsnet is on the cusp of becoming the number one sports media brand in Canada."