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CTV development VP exits

Following the departure of Brett Burlock, the Canadian broadcaster says it's now looking to reorganize development across genres, rather than channels.
May 11, 2011

Brett Burlock, vice president of development for Canadian broadcaster CTV, has left the company as it continues to pursue a cross-platform programming strategy.

A CTV spokesman said Burlock departed May 6 amid a continuing reorganization of the broadcaster’s program development division under Corrie Coe, senior vice president of independent production.

The reorganization will see CTV do more than align its indie programming commissioning across the conventional and specialty channel platforms.

The broadcaster is now looking through its new hires to reorganize development across genres, rather than channels.

The strategy is to ensure a BCE-era CTV, when it receives pitches for factual, scripted or reality TV series from indie producers, can better decide how these shows can work across a range of platforms.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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