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Sam Dynes Appointed Director of Production, In-House Productions, Rogers Media

 – Veteran television production executive to manage Rogers Media entertainment and lifestyle portfolio, and expand multi-brand integrated content offerings across the country –
 
TORONTO (January 30, 2013) Today Rogers Media announced Sam Dynes as Director of Production for its In-House Productions unit, effective immediately. In her role, Dynes will oversee all production logistics and operations for the entertainment and lifestyle brands at City, and work cross-functionally with Rogers Media divisions across all platforms to expand and create innovative, integrated brand productions. Dynes will report to Jordan Schwartz, Vice-President, In-House Productions, Rogers Media.
 
Dynes comes to Rogers Media with more than three decades of television industry experience, having managed large-scale projects including the 2010 Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the launch of MTV Canada and The Comedy Network, and the transformation of Toronto’s historic Masonic Temple into a state-of-the-art production facility.
 
“Rogers Media continues to expand and leverage our powerful brands and portfolio, and Sam’s wealth of experience will help us continue to produce unique content to strengthen our national presence,” said Jordan Schwartz, Vice-President, In-House Productions, Rogers Media. “Rogers Media is committed to increasing the development of lifestyle, entertainment, and original content experiences for our audiences and Sam brings with her an expertise that will greatly enhance the strength of our local production teams and cross-company initiatives.”
 
Dynes has been on contract as a Project Managerwith Rogers Media since September 2011, working with the in-house production team on multiplatform initiatives such as the 2012 and 2013 City New Year’s Bash live events and national broadcasts; the Hyundai Halftime Show featuring PSY, presented by KiSS 92.5 at the Buffalo Bills game at Rogers Centre in Toronto, and the video production of new digital apps for Rogers Media’s flagship publishing brand, Chatelaine. Strengthening the national presence of original lifestyle series, Cityline – Dynes also led the Cityline in Alberta initiative, a week-long production special with five, live full-show broadcasts from the province, marking the first time the production had been on the road in the series’ 29 year history.
 
In the new role, Dynes will continue to contribute to the continued success of Cityline, City’s flagship morning shows, Breakfast Television in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg, as well as the launch of a new Breakfast Television show in Montreal.
 
Prior to joining Rogers Media, Dynes worked as Director of In-House Production at CTV, where she launched and managed a variety of in-house productions includinglifestyle and entertainment series such as eTalk, Vicki Gabereau, House&Home, and production events such as Live Earth and Live 8.
 
About Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), is a diversified leading Canadian media company that engages in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, digital, and sports entertainment.  Rogers Broadcasting has 55 AM and FM radio stations across Canada; television properties include six City stations, five OMNI multicultural television stations, Sportsnet (consisting of four regional channels and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet World), and The Shopping Channel, a televised and internet shopping service.  Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer and online magazines, such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, L'actualité, Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications.  Rogers Media's suite of digital assets reaches 17 million unique visitors per month through more than 1,000 premium owned + exclusive and extended network sites.  Rogers Media Inc. owns Rogers Centre stadium, a year-round sports and entertainment facility, and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.
 
Media Contacts
Charmaine Khan, City, Charmaine.khan@rci.rogers.com; 416.764.3071

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