Domenic Vannelli Appointed to CTV-Rogers Media Consortium for Vancouver 2010 and London 2012
Jun 18, 2008 News Releases
TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - Keith Pelley, President of CTV-Rogers Media Consortium, today appointed Domenic Vannelli to the position of Executive Producer, French-Language Coverage for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Summer Games. Vannelli will also continue to serve in his current role as Vice-President, Production at RDS. Reporting to Rick Chisholm, Executive Vice-President of Broadcasting, and effective immediately, Vannelli will oversee all French-language production aspects, including live event and studio, for the 1,100 total hours of French-language Olympic coverage. "Dom has the experience, drive and know-how to build and produce the finest French-language Olympic coverage. He's not afraid to dive right in and try new techniques, constantly pushing the envelope to grow and enhance the broadcasts," said Pelley. Vannelli is the latest addition to the CTV-Rogers Media Consortium, following an announcement earlier today appointing RDS President and GM Gerry Frappier as French Chef de Mission. All French-language coverage of the Games will be produced by RDS, which currently produces nearly all sports coverage in Quebec. Vannelli, who was born and raised in Montreal and speaks French, English and Italian, has worked at RDS since 1990 and was Executive Producer for the network's coverage of the last four Olympic Games. The CTV-Rogers Media Consortium will deliver more hours of French-language television coverage of the Games than ever before with 550 hours for each of Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Games. Coverage will be available on TQS, RDS and RIS Info Sports, as well as online at RDS.ca and CTVOlympics.ca, to Francophones living across Canada. About Rogers Media Inc. Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc., operates Rogers Broadcasting and Rogers Publishing. Rogers Broadcasting has 51 AM and FM radio stations across Canada. Television properties include 5 City TV stations as well as the OMNI multicultural television stations. Rogers Sportsnet, Canada's live event leader, offers viewers four channels and Sportsnet HD and the Shopping Channel is a televised and Internet shopping service. Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer magazines such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, Flare, L'actualité and Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications. All media properties are integrated with their own popular web sites. Rogers Media also owns The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre, a year-round sports and entertainment facility. About CTV CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.