TORONTO, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - Keith Pelley, President of CTV-Rogers Olympic
consortium, today announced two key appointments to CTV-Rogers' coverage of
the 2010/2012 Olympic Games: Rick Chisholm as Executive Vice-President of
Broadcasting and Alon Marcovici as Vice-President of Digital Media and
Reporting to Pelley and effective immediately, Chisholm and Marcovici
represent the first two additions to Pelley's Olympic broadcast team.
Chisholm is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the pre-Olympic and
Olympic on-air broadcasts on all platforms, including television, radio,
online and mobile. He will also build and lead the CTV-Rogers production team
and supervise the building of the CTV-Rogers broadcast centres in Vancouver
Throughout his distinguished 36-year career in the broadcasting industry,
Chisholm has worked exclusively in sports and news production, with a strong
focus in marquee live events, such as The Papal Tour, A Royal Wedding: Charles
and Diana, René Lévesque's funeral, the IIHF World Junior Championship, and
the Stanley Cup Finals. Most recently the Vice-President of Programming and
Production for TSN, Chisholm, a Vancouver native, has been involved in the
production of the last four Olympic Games (2006, 2004, 2002, 2000), as well as
the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary.
"I have had the pleasure of working with Rick Chisholm during our days
together at TSN, where his vision, passion and dedication played a key role in
the growth and development of the network's productions," said Pelley. "Rick
is the ideal leader to oversee our enormous Olympic production team. He will
look both within CTV and Rogers, as well as across the sports broadcasting
spectrum, to assemble the finest production team for this unique endeavour."
Marcovici (pronounced MAR-ko-vitch) will manage the development of
digital programming, including online, mobile and VOD, offering greater
access, customization and interactivity on the various digital platforms. He
will also oversee the research team to deliver best-in-class information for
broadcast leading up-to and during the Olympic Games.
Marcovici's impressive career in marketing and communications spans the
sports and entertainment, media and non-profit industries. His resume includes
various leadership roles with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., the NBA,
Florida Panthers, Toronto Board of Trade, and NBC Olympics, where he managed
the on-site Research Room for the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney and the 2002
Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
"Alon Marcovici boasts one of the most impressive sports business resumes
in the industry," added Pelley. "His experience with NBC Olympics, combined
with his work on high-profile sports brands and properties, puts him in good
stead to lead our Olympic research and digital media departments."
(xx)Media Note(xx) Download photos and bios of Chisholm and Marcovici at
www.ctvmedia.ca. Click on "Olympics" and then "Executives".
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 five 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.
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.