− Meloul will oversee all programming-related operations for Bell Media's specialty and pay TV services in Québec −
MONTRÉAL, Oct. 1, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Gerry Frappier, President, French-Language TV and RDS and Bell Media French Programming Champion, announced today the appointment of Dany Meloul as Vice-President, Programming, French-Language TV, effective immediately.
Reporting to Frappier, Meloul will be at the helm of all activities pertaining to scheduling, planning, original content, and acquisitions for Bell Media's French-language non-sports specialty channels Canal Vie, Canal D, Z, VRAK, and Investigation as well as pay services Super Écran and Cinépop.
In her role, Meloul will be a member of Bell Media's senior leadership team in Québec, which includes Frappier as well as Luc Quétel, President, Astral Out of Home; Patrick Jutras, Senior Vice-President, National Sales – Sports and Québec; Anne McNamara, Vice-President, Human Resources; and Martin Spalding, Vice-President and General Manager, Local Radio and TV, Québec.
"Dany's appointment stems not only from her broad media expertise, but also from her in-depth knowledge of programming, finance, and regulation in the French-language media industry," said Frappier. "Her extensive experience represents a major asset as Bell Media strengthens its leadership position within the Québec television landscape."
"I am thrilled to embark on this new adventure and put my passion for television to work for Bell Media and Québec viewers," said Meloul. "I look forward to collaborating further with our partners from the production communities and building on our shared track record of creating and broadcasting some of TV's most acclaimed productions."
Meloul will assume her new functions at Bell Media's Montréal offices, at 1717 René-Lévesque E., with the support of Jean-Pierre Laurendeau, Senior Director, Programming (Canal Vie, Canal D, Z, Investigation), and Zoé Gilbert-Crabtree, Senior Director, Programming (Super Écran, Cinépop, VRAK).
A Québec media industry veteran, Meloul is widely recognized for her strategic vision and insight. She previously worked as Bell Media's Assistant General Counsel and before that at Astral for many years. Meloul is a member of the board of directors of the Harold Greenberg Fund's French program and has been working closely with outside producers, distributors, and various organizations for Bell Media's French-language television, radio, and digital services. In her role as Assistant General Counsel, she has advised Bell Media on various legal and regulatory questions that affect its operations.
Meloul serves on the board of directors of INIS and chairs the Québec Regional Panel of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council. In addition, she is Vice-Chair of the board of Collège de l'Ouest de l'Île/West Island College and President of the Marianopolis Millennium Foundation.
Meloul previously worked at Transcontinental Inc. and Alcan Inc. in Canada and the United States. She holds civil law and common law degrees from McGill University and is a member of the Québec Bar and the New York Bar.
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 13,500 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, TMN GO, and RDS GO; 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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