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Christine Shipton named VP of original content in Shaw Media programming reorg

Canada's Shaw Media has reorganized its top management on the programming front, with Christine Shipton now commissioning original content across the broadcaster's entire stable of over-the-air and specialty channels.
January 4, 2011

Canada’s Shaw Media has reorganized its top management on the programming front, with Christine Shipton now commissioning original content across the broadcaster’s entire stable of over-the-air and specialty channels. Shipton widening her duties from from senior VP of drama and factual content to VP of original content follows Karen Gelbart leaving the broadcaster as senior vice president of lifestyle content, and the former Canwest Global Communications’ TV assets continuing to restructure under new owner Shaw Communications.
The post-merger management structure includes Daniel Eves heading up scheduling across all specialty channels as VP of programming and scheduling, and Phil Piazza continuing as VP of content acquisitions and Global Television Scheduling, responsible for buying all acquired content for all networks. Greg Treffry, vice president of partner development, will continue to manage channel partnerships and business development.
Barb Williams, senior vice president of content of the newly-rebranded broadcaster, is overseeing the programming restructuring that will see Shipton, Eves and Piazza lead series commissioning, scheduling and acquisitions, respectively, across all channel assets.
From Playback Daily

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