MONTREAL — CBC exec VP Kirstine Stewart announced on Wednesday three promotions in the senior executive ranks at the Canadian pubcaster.
Christine Wilson has been upped to exec director, content planning; Julie Bristow to exec director, studio and unscripted programming; and Phyllis Platt to interim exec director, commissioned and scripted programming.
All three will report to Stewart; the appointments are effective April 4.
Wilson will be responsible for the overall look and feel of the English services schedules and content across all platforms. The main channels are CBC and CBC News Network.
The former general manager role has been split in two. Bristow will oversee development and production of all programming that is studio-based or produced in a live setting, including sports, factual programming and unscripted comedy.
Platt will take on a newly created position as exec director of commissioned and scripted programming. This department will include documentary programming (run by Mark Starowicz), children and youth programming (run by Kim Wilson), scripted comedy (run by Jenny Hacker), drama (run by Tom Hastings) and digital channels (run by Bruce Cowley).
“Increasing our connection with and relevance to Canadians remains our common goal and focus,” Stewart said.