Ted Rogers temporarily leaves post

Alan Horn named acting CEO of media unit

Ted Rogers has temporarily left the top job at Rogers Communications, one of Canada’s leading media companies, due to health issues.

The company announced late Friday that the 75-year-old Rogers CEO had been admitted to a hospital for treatment of a cardiac condition. Rogers has faced heart problems for 20 years, and he underwent quadruple bypass heart surgery in 1992. No further details were provided on his current medical condition.

In a statement, the company said, “The length of Mr. Rogers’ leave will be determined by his overall health and medical progress.”

Rogers chairman of the board Alan Horn was named acting CEO. Rogers’ company owns the country’s leading cable operator, Canada’s biggest wireless carrier, the five Citytv stations, other TV and radio outlets as well as the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team.

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