Announcement Follows Merger of High Fidelity HDTV and GlassBOX Television Under Blue Ant
(Toronto, ON) August 8, 2012 – Blue Ant Media CEO, Michael MacMillan, today announced management changes following the merging of the company’s recently acquired High Fidelity HDTV and GlassBOX Television under Blue Ant Media.
Robb Chase continues as COO, Blue Ant Media where he is responsible for corporate development and will work closely with the Television & Digital management team in support of their efforts.
Raja Khanna, will continue on the Board of Directors and has been appointed to the new position of CEO, Television & Digital, Blue Ant Media. Raja was formerly CEO, GlassBOX Television.
Jeffrey Elliott, Founder, President and Chief Strategy Officer, GlassBOX Television, will be leaving his position with the company to focus on digital media and next generation television applications. He remains a shareholder in Blue Ant Media and continues to work with the company on a consulting basis.
“As Founder of GlassBOX Television, Jeffrey Elliott had a vision on which he has made a terrific contribution to Blue Ant Media and to the Canadian media scene overall,” said Michael MacMillan, CEO, Blue Ant Media. ”We thank him for his dedication and wish him continued success going forward.”
Ken Murphy, CEO and Co-founder and John Panikkar, Co-founder, High Fidelity HDTV are leaving their positions. Both become shareholders of Blue Ant Media, and Ken Murphy will be joining the Board of Directors of the company.
“Ken Murphy and John Panikkar have shown great entrepreneurship in co-founding and growing High Fidelity HDTV. Their four premium channels, created and delivered by their talented team are a testament to their leadership,” said Michael MacMillan, CEO, Blue Ant Media. “We also wish both of them success in their next endeavours.”
Vanessa Case has been appointed EVP Programming & Marketing, Television & Digital, Blue Ant Media.
Asha Daniere has joined the company in the new position of EVP Business and Legal Affairs, Television & Digital, Blue Ant Media. Asha will also work closely with Robb Chase in support of corporate development activities. She was formerly SVP and General Counsel, Score Media Inc.
Simon Foster has been appointed SVP Publishing & Business Development, Television & Digital, Blue Ant Media.
Wayne Scrivens has been appointed SVP Technology, Television & Digital, Blue Ant Media.
Frank Bertolas has been appointed EVP and CFO, Blue Ant Media.
Anna Carbone has been appointed VP Television Sales, Television & Digital, Blue Ant Media.
Ryan Fuss has joined the company as VP Digital Sales, Television & Digital, Blue Ant Media. Ryan was previously Managing Director, Canada Sales, Glam Media Canada.
Andrew Irwin has been promoted to VP Content Distribution & Partnerships, Television & Digital, Blue Ant Media.
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Blue Ant Media is a privately held integrated Canadian media company that creates and distributes content in lifestyle, travel, documentary, music and entertainment categories. The company’s Television and Digital group includes specialty channels Travel+Escape, Bite TV and AUX TV along with four premium, commercial-free, high definition channels Oasis HD, HIFI HD, eqhd and radX and their companion websites. Digital publishing initiatives include daily content for the company’s web and mobile sites and recently launched AUX Magazine, a monthly music tablet magazine. Blue Ant also has an equity ownership in Cottage Life Media Inc.,publishers of Cottage Life, Outdoor Canada and Canadian Home Workshop.
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