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Randy Lennox to leave Bell Media, Wade Oosterman to take over

telecom | 10/19/2020 6:06 pm EDT

President of BCE Inc.'s Bell Media Randy Lennox will step down on Jan. 4, and will be replaced by Wade Oosterman, currently the Bell Group president and vice-chair. "On behalf of everyone at Bell, I would like to thank Randy for his leadership at Bell Media and his...

Broadcasters sign up to BIPOC hiring directory

telecom | 10/05/2020 6:41 pm EDT

Canada’s largest broadcasters have committed to making the use of a Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) hiring database a prerequisite to giving original productions the green light.  The broadcasters are partnering with the BIPOC TV & Film organization, which works to increase the representation of BIPOC individuals in on-camera and production roles. The initiative, known at HireBIPOC, bills itself as "the definitive and ubiquitous industry-wide roster of Canadian BIPOC creatives and crew" in Canada, and functions as a database of potential hires.  According to a...

Bell to launch new on-demand services, content hub

Media | 06/07/2018 5:47 pm EDT

BCE Inc. will launch two new ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) services, rebrand its entertainment...

Corus focuses on content over broadcast with Historia, Séries+ sale

Media | 10/18/2017 6:16 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc. announced Tuesday it is selling two...

Bell to sell specialty channel to Wow in ‘strategic partnership’

Media | 06/08/2017 3:24 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s media division said Wednesday that it’s entered into an...

Canadian Film Centre, Bell Media team up for VR, AR project

Media | 06/07/2017 3:04 pm EDT

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and BCE Inc.’s media division have teamed up to develop virtual and augmented reality projects, the duo said in a Wednesday press release. "We're very excited to...

Randy Lennox to head Bell Media as Mary Ann Turcke leaves for NFL

Media | 02/27/2017 9:29 pm EST

Randy Lennox has been named the new president of BCE Inc.’s media division following the departure of Mary Ann Turcke, the company announced Monday. In a press release, Bell Media said Turcke, who has been in the role since April 2015 and with the company for a dozen years overall, has accepted a new job with the National Football League as president of digital media and the NFL Network. Turcke will be based in Los Angeles, the release said. As of Monday, Lennox has moved...

iHeartRadio launches in Canada

Media | 10/07/2016 4:56 pm EDT

iHeartMedia Inc.'s free digital radio and music streaming service is now available in Canada, according to a press release from BCE Inc.’s media division. The free app, iHeartRadio, is available on a preview basis...

Domenic Vivolo leaves Bell Media, executive team shuffled

Media | 08/02/2016 8:52 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s media division is shuffling its senior management following the departure of the head of its content sales, marketing and digital products team. In a Tuesday press release,...

Rob Farina leaves Rogers after reported record label spat

Media | 11/20/2015 4:28 pm EST

Rob Farina has resigned as vice-president of content with Rogers Communications Inc.'s media division, the company has confirmed, following a report he called for a boycott of a record company he...

Tyson Parker to run music relations at Bell Media

Media | 09/14/2015 1:58 pm EDT

Tyson Parker has been named head of artist and music industry relations at BCE Inc.'s Bell Media division, the company said Monday. Parker was previously vice-president of communications and artist relations at Universal...

Bell Media shakes up executive ranks

Media | 08/25/2015 1:43 pm EDT

BCE Inc.'s Bell Media division has undergone a number of changes to its executive ranks, with four individuals leaving and one new one coming in. The company confirmed in an email Tuesday that Phil King, president of CTV,...