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Malcolm Dunlop leaving Rogers Media

The exec VP of TV programming's departure follows news that fellow programming exec Claire Freeland is also set to leave the Canadian broadcaster.
August 20, 2013

Malcolm Dunlop is stepping down as Rogers Media’s top programming exec on August 30.

The departure follows news earlier this month that Claire Freeland, director of programming at the Canadian broadcaster, is also leaving, with her last day being on September 30.

Sources at Rogers Media indicate that details on the evolving programming suite at City and its sister TV stations in the Rogers fold will be announced in the coming weeks, according to realscreen‘s sister publication Playback.

Dunlop, as executive vice president of TV programming and operations, increased the primetime ratings at City in recent years, with a string of U.S. comedies such as Two Broke Girls and New Girl.

The channel also rolled out new Canadian series like Bachelor Canada and the upcoming Storage Wars Canada. Dunlop joined Rogers’ broadcast arm in 1985, with OMNI Television.

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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