Sportsnet Magazine

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Sportsnet Magazine
Editor in Chief, PublisherJohn Intini
Staff writersStephen Brunt Scott Feschuk Ben Nicholson- Smith Arden Zwelling
CategoriesSports magazine
First issueSeptember 29, 2011
Final issueDecember 2016
CompanyRogers Media
Based inToronto, Ontario

Sportsnet Magazine was a Canadian bi-weekly sports magazine published by Rogers Media in conjunction with its sports television channel Sportsnet. In January 2016 the magazine was redesigned as an online-only publication.


On June 9, 2011, Rogers executive Ken Whyte announced plans for a new sports magazine as a brand extension of Rogers' Sportsnet television channel, modeled off a similar magazine produced by ESPN.[1] The first issue was released on September 29, 2011, with Sidney Crosby on the cover; the launch of Sportsnet Magazine came alongside a major re-branding of Rogers' sports broadcasting outlets.[2] The first woman to appear on the cover was the late skier Sarah Burke.

The print edition terminated at the end of 2016. Beginning in January 2017, the magazine is to publish online only.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Sportsnet to launch magazine". The Star. June 9, 2011. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
  2. ^ Jaime Pulfer (September 29, 2011). "Sportsnet magazine launches today, brand makeover on its way". 680News. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
  3. ^ Rogers to make 4 of its magazines online-only by 2017
  4. ^ Alexandra Posadzki (September 30, 2016). "Rogers announces magazine overhaul, will stop printing 4 publications". CTV News. Toronto. Retrieved January 8, 2017.