DHX Television is pleased to announce that industry veteran Gary Finnegan has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Programming Strategy. In this role, Finnegan will be a key member of the DHX Television senior management team, reporting to Joe Tedesco, Senior Vice President and General Manager, DHX Television. Finnegan will provide direction and guidance on DHX Television’s core business of creating and acquiring content that will be universally popular and drive viewer engagement for DHX Television.
“With many years of experience in the entertainment industry, Gary brings extensive knowledge and expertise of family entertainment to the television team,” said Joe Tedesco. “DHX Television is fortunate to add Gary’s vision and leadership to its existing projects as well as to its future endeavours.”
Finnegan joins DHX Television from Turner International where he held various senior supervisory roles spanning programming, scheduling, acquisitions and content development across Turner’s EMEA and Asia kids’ business.
His most recent role oversaw content strategy for Turner APAC’s portfolio of pan-regional kids’ channels – Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Toonami and POGO – across traditional and emerging media platforms.
“I’m very excited to be joining the team behind Canada’s most well-loved children’s network,” said Gary Finnegan. “Already, DHX Television offers its audience quality, kids’ and family programming, and I’m looking forward to contributing to the division’s future programming strategy, as well as the overall success of DHX Media.”
Finnegan will be based out of the Toronto office.
About DHX Television
DHX Television is composed of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming through premium subscriptions and its original production mandate, and creates and produces captivating in-market events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, Degrassi: Next Class and Teletubbies. DHX Media Ltd. has offices globally, and is traded on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.
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Manager, Communications – DHX Television