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Joanna Webb exits CTV

The senior vice president of programming at Canada's CTV is leaving the broadcaster in advance of a management reorganization for Bell Media's specialty channels, to be announced next week.
June 28, 2011

Joanna Webb has left her role as senior vice president of programming in the CTV programming team at Bell Media after joining the broadcaster last fall.

In an internal memo issued Monday, Rick Brace, president of specialty channels and CTV production, announced Webb’s departureĀ in advanceĀ of a “new structure for the management of Bell Media’s specialty channels,” to be unveiled next week.

“Please join me in thanking Joanna for her contributions, and wishing her the very best in the future,” Brace added.

Webb was hired last October by CTV as senior vice president of programming a week after she resigned from rival Corus Entertainment.

She joined CTV’s programming department just as then-CTVglobemedia was about to be taken over by BCE and rebranded as Bell Media.

Brace said Webb’s accomplishments at CTV included rebranding Star! as E!, and retooling the programming strategy for Bravo!, The Comedy Network and Space.

From Playback Daily

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