-- Stronger, Better Resourced, More Competitive, More Diverse --
-- New Structure Delivers Strong Leadership Base & Strategic New Channel
-- Susanne Boyce appointed President, Creative, Content and Channels --
-- Rick Brace appointed President, Revenue, Business Planning and
TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Ivan Fecan, President and Chief Executive
Officer, CTVglobemedia and CEO, CTV Inc., today announced the strategic
reorganization of the company's Television Division. The announcement follows
CTVgm's extensive internal review of its broadcast assets on the heels of the
CRTC approval, June 22 for CTVglobemedia's acquisition of CHUM Limited. The
re-organization features five (5) key appointments and the redeployment of the
company's television brands into strategic Channel Groups. The new structure
now delivers a diverse range of complementary channel streams - stronger,
better resourced and more competitive than ever - and ultimately, best
positioned to serve a uniquely Canadian audience.
"This is the third time that we have reinvented our organization in the
12 years I have had the privilege of leading our team," said Fecan. "The first
was when we, then Baton Broadcasting, acquired the CTV network and many of the
privately owned CTV affiliates, while launching a number of specialty
channels. The second was when we acquired the leading independent specialty
broadcaster of the day, Netstar, which owned TSN, RDS and Discovery."
"Each time, our objective was to improve our performance creatively and
financially, while continuing to grow. The key to our continued successful
growth is to use our new scale to improve our programs and better
differentiate our channels and new media experience, while becoming more
efficient off screen."
Leading the Television Division's content and business strategies
respectively, Fecan announced the following two (2) appointments:
- Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.
Ms. Boyce will lead all creative aspects of the conventional, specialty
and digital platforms, (excluding sports). She will oversee program
development, production, programming, scheduling, branding and promotion;
including creative collaboration with the Sports Group and on Olympic
- Rick Brace, President, Revenue, Business Planning and Sports, CTV Inc.
Mr. Brace will lead all aspects of the company's revenue streams,
(conventional, specialty and interactive advertising; cable, satellite and new
media subscription) and all business unit planning. He will continue to
oversee the Sports Group and the Olympic Joint Venture.
Leading the company's corporate units, Fecan announced three (3)
- Dawn Fell, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Operations,
Ms. Fell will oversee the company's technical, buildings, operations and
all television stations. She remains the company's head of Human Resources.
- Andre Serero, Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs,
Mr. Serero will be responsible for all business affairs, in addition to
- Paul Sparkes, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs,
Mr. Sparkes will add communications and the Company's corporate social
responsibility initiatives in addition to overseeing regulatory & government
affairs and sponsorship.
Robin Fillingham remains Chief Financial Officer and will continue to
handle all financial matters pertaining to CTVglobemedia.
"In today's rapidly changing media environment, it is essential that
Canadian broadcasters have the size and scale to compete so that Canadians
will continue to have a strong voice. The team we now have in place ensures
that CTVglobemedia can lead the way in achieving this goal and position us for
continued success," Fecan added.
CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's premier multi-media company which owns CTV
Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV Inc. owns and operates conventional
television and radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities.
For further information:
For further information: Bonnie Brownlee, SVP Corporate Communications,
CTVglobemedia, (416) 332-7190 or email@example.com; Or Scott
Henderson, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5305 or firstname.lastname@example.org