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Bill Roberts to leave ZoomerMedia TV

Veteran TV programmer Bill Roberts (pictured) is stepping down as president and CEO of Canadian network ZoomerMedia, after 12 years running VisionTV, S-VOX and most recently ZoomerMedia TV.
October 1, 2012

Veteran TV programmer Bill Roberts (pictured) is leaving Canadian network ZoomerMedia, after 12 years running VisionTV, S-VOX and most recently ZoomerMedia TV.

Roberts will step down as president and CEO on October 31. In a statement, Roberts said he looked forward to a “brief period of ‘under employment’” from November 1, before getting back into Canadian broadcasting.

Moses Znaimer, founder of Citytv, used the acquisition of VisionTV and other assets like One: The Body, Mind & Spirit Channel from S-Vox to get back into broadcasting himself in 2012 as head of ZoomerMedia.

VisionTV, a multi-faith and multicultural channel, is seen in around 10 million Canadian households.

“For every success we had (ratings growth, financial turn-around, improved stake holder relations, increased BDU rates) – often in the face of very long odds – I owe a debt of enormous gratitude to my talented executive team, to the dedicated employees of VisionTV, to my generous industry colleagues, and of course to our loyal viewers,” Roberts said.

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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