Steve Wyatt has been appointed manager of Global Television’s B.C. operations, effective Dec. 1. He replaces Jack Tomik, who was appointed president of CanWest Media Sales Ltd. in early October. Craig Merritt has been named senior VP of business operations of television production at Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. He joined the company in 1995 as controller, but was most recently VP of business operations of television production. As well, Peter Worsley has been named managing director of international television distribution at Alliance Atlantis’ factual-based programming label, AAC Fact. Based in London, he will oversee all sales activities and will be involved in the development and financing of Café Productions’ current and future slate. A 14-year industry veteran, Worsley began his career at the former sales and distribution company Itel, before moving to Amaya Distribution in Paris, where he was head of sales and coproduction. Sylvie Côté has been named VP of programming at Astral Media’s digital specialty channel, Z. Previously, she was director of general programs at TVA Group. As well, Alain Bergeron joins Astral as VP of communications. He comes to Astral from the Montreal office of Edelman Public Relations, where he was VP financial and corporate communications. Bergeron replaces David Novek, who after more than 40 years in the communications field, wants to focus on his consulting business. At Astral subsidiary Astral Radio, Robert Trempe has been appointed VP of sales and marketing. He’s responsible for the sales teams and ensuring that advertising revenue targets are attained. From 1996 until recently, he worked at Groupe TVA as VP of sales and marketing at TVA-owned portal Netgraphe and as senior VP of sales and TV shopping, and as president of Home Shopping Service Canada. He has also worked in the sales and marketing department of Société Radio-Canada. Claude Rochon will leave the Montreal Allouettes football team, where he was VP of marketing, after the Grey Cup to join Groupe TVA. He will be marketing VP at TVA. Denis Carmel, manager of media and Parliamentary relations at the CRTC, has been promoted to acting director general of communications.  At Radio Nord Communications, Fernand Bélisle has been appointed to the board of directors and Francine Côté has been named to the position of VP of business development. Bélisle was the CRTC’s VP of radio and television broadcasting from 1990 to 1997 and a former vice chair. Côté has held the position of director of strategic planning at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.’s French television network. Guy Beaudry, former chair of the board of the Canadian Cable Television Association, has been appointed senior VP of corporate affairs at the Business Development Bank of Canada. He is responsible for the bank’s government, public, regulatory, legislative, and legal affairs (including its corporate secretariat). Previous to this appointment, he was chair and CEO of Wavepath, a wireless telecom business unit of Groupe Vidéotron, situated in California. David Lui, the Vancouver-based chair of CTV British Columbia’s Community Council and a founding member of the board of the British Columbia Arts Council, has been appointed a member of Canada Council. He will serve a three-year term. Ian Clark has been named chair of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review. Mark Prasuhn has been named COO of the Vision TV group. In this capacity, he will oversee the finance, business development, administration, technical operations and human resources functions for Vision TV and the Category 1 channel One: the Body, Mind and Spirit channel. He retains his position as general manager of One. Former Star Choice president Carl Vogel has been named president and CEO of St. Louis-based Charter Communications Inc. Alyson Townsend has been named president and CEO of the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance. She was previously president and COO. Former CEO Walter Weckers of Aurora Cable has joined the CCSA board of directors. Glenn O’Farrell was named the new president and CEO of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters on Jan. 7. At its convention, the CAB announced its 2001-2002 board members. Trina McQueen returns as chair of the CAB’s television board. Gerry Noble was named vice chair. Returning to complete their terms are: Elaine Ali, VP and general manager of Winnipeg’s CKY-TV; Rick Arnish, president of Jim Pattison Broadcast Group; Bryan Ellis, Corus Entertainment Inc. group VP; René Guimond, president and CEO of TQS Inc.; and Jay Switzer, president of Chum Television. Elected for two-year terms are: Pierre Brosseau, vice chair of Radio Nord Inc.; John Burgis, senior VP of Global Television Network; Michel Cloutier, general manager of Cogeco Radio-Television Inc.; Philippe Lapointe, VP of planning at Groupe TVA, Greg Mudry, VP and general manager of the NewPL; Jim Nelles, VP of marketing and sales for Rogers Media; and Jennifer Strain, VP of corporate and regulatory affairs for the A-Channel. Ex-officio members of the TV board are: Stephen Edwards, VP, corporate engineering and technology, Rogers Broadcasting Ltd.; Rita Fabian, senior VP, sales & marketing, CTV Inc.; and James D. Patterson, president/CEO, Television Bureau of Canada. At the specialty and pay board, Serge Bellerose is chair, and Phyllis Yaffe is vice chair. Other board members are: Elaine Ali, president of the Women’s Television Network; Shan Chandrasekar, president of South Asian Television; Gilles Desjardins, director of business development at Le Réseau de l’Information; Elizabeth Duffy-MacLean, group VP of regulatory affairs and policy strategy at Bell Globemedia Inc.; Kathleen McNair, VP of regulatory affairs at Corus Entertainment; Nikki Moffat, VP of finance, specialty operations, CTV Television Inc.; Pierre Morrissette, president and CEO of The Weather Network/Météomédia; Bill Roberts, president and CEO of Vision TV; Paul Robertson, president of television at Corus; and Pierre Roy, president and CEO of Les Chaînes Télé Astral Inc. Ex-offico members of the specialty and pay board are: Suzanne Carpenter, VP sales, Corus Entertainment; and James D. Patterson. On the radio board are: Doug Rutherford, VP of radio for western Canada for Corus Entertainment (chair); Rob Braide, VP/GM, CJAD/CJFM-FM Montreal (vice chair); Pierre Arcand, EVP, MétroMédia CMR Broadcasting Inc.; Elmer Hildebrand, president/CEO, Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.; Gordon Rawlinson, president, Rawlco Communications Ltd.; Luc Sabbatini, EVP Astral Radio Group; Keith Soper, station manager, OZFM/CHOZ-FM St John’s; Paul Larche, president & GM, KICX 104 FM Midland; George Lee, VP/GM, Fairchild Radio; Marc-André Levesque, president & GM, CHRL Roberval; Gary Miles, EVP, radio operations, Rogers Broadcasting; Stu Morton, president, CKKQ Victoria; Gerry Siemens, VP/GM, CKBD/CJJR-FM Vancouver; Bob Templeton, president, NewCap Broadcasting; and Jim Waters, EVP, Chum Ltd., Chum Radio Group. Ex-officio members of the radio board are: Stephen Edwards, Rogers Broadcasting; Patrick Grierson, president, Canadian Broadcast Sales; and John Harding, president/CEO, Radio Marketing Bureau Inc.