Radio & Television

The TUESDAY INTERVIEW: Rogers Sportsnet’s Mike English and David Akande

A SINGLE ELEMENT ON DAY ONE of the new Sportsnet Connected typified the new programming focus of the Rogers Media-owned regional sports network. It was Wade Belak. It wasn't so much the new set with its BAM ("big-ass-monitor", says Connected's show manager Mike English) 103-inch plasma TV, lack of a traditional sports desk or that the anchors and reporters are more casual in their presentation and attire (some more comfortable than others) that hit hardest. It was Belak, and only figuratively, thank goodness. The Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer showed up in a long-sleeved camouflage shirt and jeans. Great for bumming...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.