OTT Programming Chief in Place at CBC


Gave Lindo has been appointed as the executive director of OTT programming at CBC.

Lindo will lead and evolve OTT content strategies and partner with all internal teams to ensure the continued growth and expansion of CBC’s over-the-top streaming service, including the CBC TV streaming app for iOS, Android and online. Lindo will also oversee CBC’s slate of original digital content for all platforms. He will report to Sally Catto, the general manager of programming for CBC.

Catto stated, “Gave will bring a wealth of experience to this role, both from his time spent outside of CBC and from his most recent role as senior director and chief of staff [for] programming. His strong leadership and strategic abilities will be invaluable to CBC as we continue to evolve our streaming strategies in response to audience and market trends.”

Meanwhile, Jenna Bourdeau will focus exclusively on overseeing the acquisition of Canadian and international programming for all CBC linear and streaming platforms as the senior director of acquisitions. She will report to Catto and collaborate with Lindo on OTT strategies.

“Jenna’s strong creative and strategic instincts will be essential as we work to expand our linear and streaming slates with a wealth of distinct Canadian programming, as well as a curated selection of best-in-class content from around the world,” added Catto.