FOX Soccer Report to End On August 31; New Show from Rogers to Premiere September 1

An industry source has informed me that Shaw Media issued layoff notices on Tuesday June 5 to the entire production staff associated with FOX Soccer Report based at 201 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, effective August 31, 2012.

The new nightly international soccer newscast to be produced by Rogers Media in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for airing on FOX Soccer (USA) and SPORTSNET WORLD (Canada) is expected to premiere on Saturday September 1, 2012 at 10pm Eastern Time. The new show will replace FOX Soccer Report and SPORTSNET WORLD Connected.

About the author: Oliver Tse founded and operated soccerTV.com from 1995 to 2007 before selling the domain name and trademark at auction. Oliver also founded and operated Oliver Tse Management Group from 2006 to 2009 for the purpose of securing product endorsement opportunities for poker players and broadcast talent who appear on televised poker events such as the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and World Poker Tour (WPT). Oliver can be reached via LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/olivertse888

Editor’s note: Earlier this week, FOX Soccer unveiled their Euro 2012 coverage plans with FOX Soccer Report being the main focal point of its coverage during June and early July. FOX Soccer also announced their Mobile Viewing Party (MVP) campaign for Euro 2012, where they’ll have a bus in 11 American cities. More info about MVP can be found here.

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3 Responses to FOX Soccer Report to End On August 31; New Show from Rogers to Premiere September 1

  1. huhe888 says:

    To give you an idea of what Rogers Media is capable of, please watch a clip from the opening of SPORTSNET WORLD Connected from May 30, 2012 with host Michelle Sturino:

    http://youtu.be/pg1JTyGiAvw

    Rogers is still looking for a producer for the new show. 5 years experience of producing sports news are required along with deep knowledge of international soccer. Canadian citizenship required. Good luck to those who are applying for that position.

  2. huhe888 says:

    This job listing had been posted at Rogers.com for a few weeks.

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    Senior Producer – Sports News Program, Rogers Sportsnet Inc.-31049

    Description

    This position is responsible for the management and creative development of a daily news program.

    Reports to Vice President, News and Information Programming
    Manage show staff, talent in all aspects of the production of a sports news shows
    Develop oversee execution of show concepts; enhances the current initiatives.
    Help develop and maintain system for information sharing across multiple properties.
    Assist in creation and management of production budgets
    Liase with sales department to create and execute sales initiatives
    Liase with creative department to develop and implement on-air elements

    Rogers Sportsnet offers viewers five channels featuring regional and national sports programming: Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Pacific and Sportsnet HD. Sportsnet gives viewers the choice they want, featuring Toronto Blue Jays, five Canadian regional NHL teams, AHL, CHL including the Memorial Cup, MLB, MLB playoffs including the World Series, NBA and Canadian Soccer. Sportsnet also features Sportsnet Connected and sportsnet.ca. Sportsnet is a division of Rogers Media Inc.

    Qualifications

    Minimum 5 years newsroom and producing experience
    In depth knowledge of television and news gathering technology
    Excellent editorial judgment
    Excellent knowledge of the sport of soccer
    Ability to work under stress to meet strict deadlines
    Graduate of a broadcasting or journalism program or equivalent experience

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