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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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