TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - CTV Inc. announced today that Phil King has
been appointed President of Sports and Executive Vice-President of
Programming, CTV Inc., effective immediately.
"Phil has built an amazing organization at TSN and has proven himself as
a first-rate leader," said Ivan Fecan, President and Chief Executive
Officer, CTVglobemedia, and Chief Executive Officer, CTV Inc.
"I am extremely honoured and grateful for this incredible opportunity to
work closely with Ivan and the best television team in this country,"
In his capacity as President of Sports, King will report to Fecan and
sit on CTV's Senior Management Committee. All of CTV's sports interests,
including TSN, RDS, TSN2, RIS Info Sports, NHL Network and ESPN Classic,
will report through King. Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium
will report through King to Fecan.
In his capacity as Executive Vice-President of Programming, King will
report to Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV
Inc., as her second-in-command.
"I'm delighted to welcome Phil to the team," said Boyce. "As an astute
television executive and an accomplished leader, Phil is universally
respected. From sports to music to comedy and more, he's passionate
about media. Phil's magic touch at TSN provides a fresh perspective
across all of our specialty and conventional properties. Phil is a
"Susanne's the best in the business," said King. "I couldn't have a
better mentor in this aspect of my new position."
Rick Brace will realign his focus and concentrate exclusively on the
company's revenue as President of Revenue and Business Planning, CTV
Inc. Brace will support King through the transition. Brace remains
Chairman of the Board of CTV Specialty Television Inc. and will stay
involved with the Olympic Games as a senior advisor.
"Phil's new role as President of Sports recognizes his numerous
achievements to our sports business and the incredible team that he has
built," said Brace. "The time is right for me to step aside and allow
Phil to take the reins as part of a natural succession ensuring the
continued success of our organization. I am delighted with his
announcement and offer my full support throughout the transition."
"I've spent nearly 22 years at TSN, and I would like to thank Rick Brace
for not only being my boss, mentor and friend over most of my career,
but also for allowing me to grow into the numerous roles he has given me
over the years," said King.
King will announce succession plans at TSN and Canada's Olympic
Broadcast Media Consortium next week.
Formerly President of TSN, King and his team grew TSN from a niche
specialty broadcaster to a fully integrated multimedia sports company
which includes specialty networks TSN2, NHL Network and ESPN Classic,
along with Canada's leading sports website, TSN.ca, TSN MOBILE, TSN
Events, and the operation of NASCAR Canada.
King joined TSN in 1989 as Audit Manager and quickly advanced to Manager
of Program Administration, Director of Programming, and Senior
Vice-President of Programming. He was appointed President in 2004. King
graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in
Administration and Commercial Studies and Economics. He received his CA
designation in 1984.
CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private
broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports,
information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched
television network. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country
and owns or has interests in leading national specialty channels,
featuring news, sports, factual, arts, entertainment, music, youth and
fashion programming. CTV Inc. is owned by CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada's
premier multi-media company, which also owns Canada's national
newspaper, The Globe and Mail. CTV is the official broadcaster of
the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012
Games of the Olympiad. More information about CTV may be found on the
company website at href="http://www.ctv.ca/">www.ctv.ca.
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