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TORONTO, Aug. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Bell Media President Mary Ann Turcke announced today several key changes in the leadership of the company's content, distribution, and English-language programming teams. Randy Lennox becomes President, Broadcasting and Content; Tracey Pearce becomes President, Distribution and Pay; and Mike Cosentino becomes Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty.
The changes, effective Monday, August 8, come as Domenic Vivolo, President, Content Sales, Marketing and Digital Products, steps down at the end of this week to pursue new opportunities.
"These elevated roles recognize the contributions Randy, Tracey, and Mike have made to the company as individuals and leaders," said Mary Ann Turcke. "They are exceptional media executives with decades of experience and stellar track records of innovation and success. I would also like to acknowledge Domenic's significant contribution to the company and wish him well in the future."
As a result of the changes, Randy Lennox's portfolio expands to integrate Bell Media's English-language programming and production teams with a singular focus on content. In addition to his current role overseeing all of Bell Media's English independent and in-house entertainment productions, Lennox will now be responsible for Bell Media's conventional and English-language entertainment specialty channels. Reporting to Turcke, Lennox continues to be responsible for all English and French radio and local television broadcasting.
In her new role, Pearce will lead the team that distributes, licenses, and markets all Bell Media conventional networks, specialty and pay channels, non-linear content, and TV Everywhere services to the company's BDU partners on traditional and digital platforms. Pearce will also assume responsibility for CraveTV and the pay TV multiplex The Movie Network, including HBO Canada. Reporting to Turcke, Pearce will maintain her executive role supporting our English-language factual specialty channels, including Discovery.
Mike Cosentino's responsibilities expand to include Bell Media's English-language entertainment specialty channels. With a unified focus, Mike will now lead all programming and channel strategy for Bell Media's industry-leading conventional networks CTV and CTV Two, as well as the company's English-language entertainment specialty channel portfolio, including leading brands Space, Bravo, The Comedy Network, E!, Much, MTV, and Gusto. Reporting to Lennox, Cosentino and his teams will also provide ongoing programming, acquisition, and scheduling expertise for CraveTV and The Movie Network.
About Bell Media
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's #1 television network; 34 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, Discovery GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.
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