MONTRÉAL: Randy Lennox has been appointed as the new president of Bell Media, following the departure of Mary Ann Turcke, who is leaving to pursue a new opportunity with the National Football League.
Lennox has stepped in to lead all strategy and operations for Bell Media, including conventional, pay and specialty TV, radio, digital media, out-of-home advertising and special projects. He reports to Wade Oosterman, the group president of Bell and BCE, who oversees Bell Media, Bell Mobility and Bell Residential and Small Business, and also serves as Bell’s chief brand officer.
Lennox was promoted from his position as Bell Media’s president of content and broadcasting. In that role, he was responsible for the CTV Networks; all local radio and TV assets; English-language specialty channels, including Bravo, Comedy, E!, Gusto, Much and Space; all of Bell Media’s in-house and independent English-language content productions; and iHeartRadio Canada, the international brand he brought to Bell Media in 2016.
Turcke is moving on to serve as president of digital media and NFL Network for the NFL. She has been part of the Bell team for the last 12 years.
George Cope, the president and CEO of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada, said, “Randy Lennox is a seasoned entertainment executive renowned for his commitment to the growth and success of Canada’s media community. I am delighted that Randy will be taking the country’s number one multimedia company forward as the new president of Bell Media. On behalf of our team, I thank Mary Ann Turcke for her outstanding accomplishments at Bell Media and Bell Canada over the last 12 years, and wish her the very best in an exciting new role with the NFL.”