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Bell Media realigns Discovery Networks under Mike Cosentino

The retirement of Discovery GM and VP Ken MacDonald sees a host of structural and executive changes for the suite of factual channels.

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Breaking barriers: Diversity needs ‘margin for failure’

In part two of Playback‘s roundtable, execs talk international biases against diverse casting, the need for a higher risk tolerance and the growing demand for representation.

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Breaking barriers: The ‘risk’ of diversity

When it comes to reaching a growing audience that’s chronically under-represented on screen, the real risk is being averse to change. Execs sound off in Playback‘s roundtable.

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Can broader appeal and co-viewing keep Comedy laughing?

The channel is doubling down on a strategy that has served it well over 20 years, relying on syndicated and second-window hits to provide viewers with TV comfort food.

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Bell Media elevates execs following Turcke’s exit

Randy Lennox’s former responsibilities as president of broadcast and content have been divvied up.

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What Bell Media’s new HBO partnership means for indies

Bell Media’s SVP of indie production Corrie Coe shares details on the new original programming program that sees a door open between Canadian producers and HBO in the U.S.

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Specialties @ 20: Bravo

From Playback magazine: in our multi-part tribute to Canada’s key specialty channels, today we look back on 20 years of Bravo.

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Trish Williams leaving Bell Media to executive produce Saving Hope

With Williams’ departure, Tom Hastings becomes Bell Media’s new director of independent production (Williams pictured).

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Gallery: WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014

This year’s honorees were presented with their awards at a gala luncheon held in Toronto on Dec. 2.

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Anne Dorval to receive WIFT-T Crystal Award

Dorval will be honoured with the international achievement award at a gala in Toronto on Dec. 2.

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Catto, Bowlby to be honoured by WIFT-T

CBC’s Sally Catto (pictured) and Insight’s Barbara Bowlby are among this year’s Crystal Award winners.

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Five things we learn about the Astral/BCE deal from the CRTC

Key revisions to the transaction’s associated benefits package included Bell Media’s naming of programming champions for English- and French-language TV.