Desiato wrote:Rogers Sportsnet is terrible in almost every way. I was concerned when I learned it would become a central factor in the future of hockey in Canada.
I think Strombo is a terrible, terrible choice. It is very much a corporate focus group kind of pick. He appeals to a very broad, especially female, audience.
THN wrote:"From next year on, the content of that show, whatever features are being done, that's a Rogers responsibility and you know what, it's kind of fair, they just paid $5.2 billion for 12 years for that," CBC president Hubert Lacroix said following the announcement.
He outlined the shift in an internal memo to staff, noting that "starting next year, Rogers will assume all editorial control (all editorial decisions with respect to the content, on-air talent and the creative direction of HNIC—we have the right to be consulted and there is a commitment to excellence) under the new agreement."
Wikipedia wrote:As for the on-air makeup of the Hockey Night broadcasts, Rogers management has said that reviews of content and production will take place in the months leading up to the launch of the consortium. The review will include retaining and sharing of personnel (including announcers) and ancillary content.
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