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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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