Radio & Television

Return of hockey to Sportsnet drives Rogers Media

TORONTO - Revenue growth at Rogers media for the three months ended December 31, 2005 was $34 million, an increase of 12.8% over the fourth quarter of 2004. Nearly half of the increase over the prior year is due to higher advertising on Rogers Sportsnet due to the return of NHL hockey, said the company's fourth quarter release today. In addition, revenue from the Blue Jays and Rogers Centre grew $6.6 million over last year reflecting increased attendance and healthy league revenue sharing. The remaining growth over the prior year is due to increased advertising revenue across all Media properties...