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Bell names new V Media head

Media | 06/17/2020 5:12 pm EDT

BCE Inc. Wednesday announced that Jean-Philippe Pineault will lead up the news division at Groupe V Media Inc., the Francophone broadcaster Bell was approved to purchase in April. The position -- general manager, news and information -- is a new one, and will be created June 27.  "The relaunch of a newsroom is a rare occurrence, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to provide Québecers with news and information from a distinctive and credible new voice in the province,” Pineault said in a release. “At V we are looking forward to contributing as a major player in Quebec’s television and digital news landscape.” According to the release, V Media's new programming will launch in 2021.  Pineault comes to the position from Cogeco Inc.'s media division, where he was director of news.  The news comes on the heels of a...