Kevin Crull


New president at Bell as Turcke exits for NFL

Randy Lennox is the new president of Canadian broadcast giant Bell Media following the exit of Mary Anne Turcke for American football organisation the NFL. Turcke has become the NFL’s president of digital media and NFL Network after nearly two years as president, and twelve overall at BCE, parent of Bell Media. She had taken […]

Discovery Channel Canada boss out in rejig

Discovery Channel Canada’s long-serving president and general manager Paul Lewis is leaving as part of continuing top level changes at local giant Bell Media. Lewis has been with Discovery Channel since 1994, but is one of senior managers leaving as new Bell president Mary Ann Turcke continues to build a new executive team. The departure […]

Programming chief exits CTV in rejig

Phil King has left his post as programming boss at Canadian network CTV as part of a management reshuffle. King (pictured) has been president of CTV and sports programming for parent company Bell Media since 2010 and is also its entertainment chief, but exits as part of a restructure implemented by new Bell president Mary […]

Showtime to launch in Canada

CBS Corp. will launch branded programming from its premium cable channel Showtime in Canada for the first time after a deal with local giant Bell Media. The exclusive, long-term licensing agreement means catalogue, current and future Showtime programming will roll out in English and French on Bell platforms, including new SVOD service Crave and premium […]

Canada’s Bell latest to take on Netflix with Latte

Canadian telco and broadcaster Bell will launch a TV streaming service with content from HBO and several Hollywood studios. The service does not have a name, but is code-named Project Latte, and said it will differentiate itself from services such as Shomi by offering exclusive fare. Shomi is the Netflix rival announced by Bell rivals […]

Bell, Corus in ‘unprecedented’ HBO SVOD deal

Canada’s Bell Media and Corus Entertainment have scored what has been described as an “unprecedented” multiplatform and SVOD agreement with US premium broadcaster HBO. The deal gives the broadcasting companies exclusive streaming rights to HBO’s entire past-season library for every series the premium cabler currently has on air. The shows include Veep, Game of Thrones […]

Tributes flood in after Shaw’s Robertson passes at 59

Tributes are flooding in for Paul Robertson, the executive VP and president of Canadian broadcaster Shaw Media who has passed away aged 59 after a two-year with pancreatic cancer. Robertson is credited with developing strategy and programming at Shaw’s key channel, Global, plus its specialty networks and news outlets. “Paul’s passionate contribution to the Canadian […]

Chairman exits as Bell-Astral names post-merger top team

Astral Media’s chairman will exit the firm following its merger with rival Bell, as part of a major management reshuffle that sees Jacques Parisien take a key role. Upon closure of the merger, André Bureau will exit the company to continue work with law firm Heenan Blaikie. Also exiting is Astral’s long serving president of […]