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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.

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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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