Rogers Media Completes Acquisition of Score Media

- Transaction closed into trust; pending final CRTC approval - 
TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Rogers Media Inc. today announced it has closed 
the previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding 
shares of Score Media Inc. (the Transaction). The Transaction received 
shareholder and court approvals earlier this week. 
The shares of Score Media, which are currently being held in a trust approved 
by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), 
will be released to Rogers Media upon receipt of final approval by the CRTC. 
A decision is expected in early 2013. CRTC-appointed trustee Peter Viner will 
oversee the day-to-day operations of Score Media pending receipt of the CRTC's 
final ruling. 
Score Media consists of theScore Television Network (licensee of "The Score"), 
closed captioning service Voice to Visual Inc., and mixed martial arts program 
The Score Fighting Series. As part of the Transaction, Rogers Media's parent 
company, Rogers Communications Inc., acquired an 11.8 per cent equity interest 
in theScore Inc. (Score Digital). 
The Score is Canada's third largest specialty sports channel with 6.6 million 
television subscribers, offering niche headline sports news information. 
The total consideration paid by Rogers Media was $167 million. 
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements, Risks and Assumptions
This media release includes forward-looking statements and assumptions 
concerning our business with respect to our objectives and strategies to 
achieve those objectives, statements with respect to our beliefs, plans, 
expectations, anticipations, estimates or intentions, including with respect 
to the costs and benefits of the Transaction and all other statements that are 
not historical facts. We caution that all forward-looking information, 
including any statement regarding our current intentions, is inherently 
subject to change and uncertainty and that actual results may differ 
materially from the assumptions, estimates or expectations reflected in the 
forward-looking information. A number of factors could cause actual results to 
differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements or could cause 
our current objectives and strategies to change. Therefore, should one or more 
of these risks materialize, should our objectives or strategies change, or 
should any other factors underlying the forward-looking statements prove 
incorrect, actual results and our plans may vary significantly from what we 
currently foresee. Accordingly, we warn investors to exercise caution when 
considering any such forward-looking information herein and that it would be 
unreasonable to rely on such statements as creating any legal rights regarding 
our future results or plans. We are under no obligation (and we expressly 
disclaim any such obligation) to update or alter any forward-looking 
statements or assumptions whether as a result of new information, future 
events or otherwise, except as required by law. 
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 Citytv stations, five OMNI multicultural television 
stations, Sportsnet (consisting of four regional channels and the 
nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet World), andThe 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. 
For media inquiries: Andrea Goldstein Senior Director, Communications Rogers 
Media Inc. t. 416.935.5962; c. 647.801.4394 
For investor inquiries: Bruce M. Mann Vice-President, Investor Relations 
Rogers Communications t. 416.935.3532 
SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc. 
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