Ferri (pictured) was most recently the digital editor at the Toronto Star before he took up the newly created position at TVO.
The twin bids sought to allow the broadcasters to spread their weekly local programming requirements on a quarterly, rather than weekly, basis throughout the broadcast year.
A report from Canadian Media Research Inc. projects that CBC’s ad revenue will be cut in half by 2015, following the loss of NHL broadcast rights.
Toronto-based producer Bristow Global Media has acquired the Canadian format rights for the VH1 docu-soap (pictured) from distributor Electus International.
Rogers Media president Keith Pelley (pictured) told CRTC regulators that he wants “flexibility” to ensure the OMNI stations remain competitive in a fast-changing digital landscape.
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