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John Intini Appointed Editor-in-Chief, Sportsnet Magazine

January 22, 2014

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TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ – Steve Maich, Senior Vice President & GM,
Publishing, at Rogers Media today announced the appointment of John
as Editor-in-Chief at Sportsnet magazine, effective immediately.

A veteran of the publishing industry, Intini most recently held the
position of Editor at Sportsnet, and will take over the role previously
vacated by Maich in early November. Intini will be tasked with further
expanding readership across Canada while continuing to produce and
deliver award-winning, multiplatform content that has quickly made
Sportsnet magazine a leading Canadian sports publication.

“As the sports and publishing industries continue to evolve, having
someone with John’s knowledge and passion at the helm is crucial in
helping the brand thrive,” said Maich. “John has been a key contributor
to Sportsnet’s growth since day one, and I’m confident that under his
leadership the magazine will continue to reach new levels of success
and will engage, inform and entertain readers like never before.”

Intini joined Rogers Publishing in 2000, where he worked at Maclean’s
for 11 years in various writing and editing roles, including one year
as the Managing Editor of, and then as Senior Editor of
Maclean’s magazine. He moved to Sportsnet just prior to the magazine’s
launch in September 2011 as Deputy Editor, and was responsible for
overseeing the day-to-day running of the magazine. In September 2013,
John was named Editor of Sportsnet.

Since the magazine’s launch in 2011, Sportsnet has earned three golds,
two silvers, and nine honourable mentions – including a 2011 nomination
for ‘Magazine of the Year’ – at the National Magazine Awards. Available
in print, for tablet, on smartphones and on newsstands, it is Canada’s
only national bi-weekly sports publication, featuring some of Canada’s
top sports journalists.

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About Sportsnet
Sportsnet connects Canadian sports fans to their favourite teams and
athletes, using five platforms: TV, Radio, Print, Online and Mobile.
Sportsnet is Fuelled By Fans, and delivers storytelling on a local,
regional, national and global level. The multiplatform brand consists
of Sportsnet,, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet Mobile and the Hockey Central app on iPad and
Playbook.  Sportsnet consists of four regional channels (Sportsnet
East, Ontario, West and Pacific), and the nationally-distributed
Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet World, and Sportsnet 360. Sportsnet is the
Canadian leader in NHL and MLB television broadcasts and is home to 162
Toronto Blue Jays games, plus MLB Playoffs and the World Series. 
Sportsnet is an official cable broadcaster of the Sochi 2014 Olympic
Winter Games as well as an official licensed broadcaster of the 2014
FIFA World Cup BrazilTM. It offers an exciting sports lineup including the NFL, the Memorial
Cup, CIS Vanier Cup, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Grand Slam of Curling, IZOD IndyCar Series, the Rogers Cup tennis
tournament, and extensive soccer programming including Barclays Premier
League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, MLS Vancouver
Whitecaps FC, CONCACAF and Canadian national team matches for men and
women.  Connected is the network’s nightly news program, providing regional and national
coverage of the day’s events in the world of sports.

SOURCE Sportsnet