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DHX TV established, execs shuffled after Family Channel buy

Michael Donovan becomes executive chairman, while Dana Landry is promoted from CFO to CEO of the ever-growing media company, with key offices in Canada's Toronto and Halifax and London, England.
August 1, 2014

DHX Media closing its deal to acquire Family Channel and a trio of Disney channels has prompted an executive shuffle.

The Halifax-based broadcaster and producer is creating a new division, DHX Television, comprising Family Channel, Disney XD, and English- and French-language Disney Junior channels.

DHX Media CEO Michael Donovan also has a new title, executive chairman.

In his new role, Donovan will direct overall strategy for DHX as Dana Landry is promoted from CFO to CEO.

Keith Abriel replaces Landry as CFO, and Michael Hirsh, previously executive chairman, becomes vice-chairman.

Elsewhere, Steven DeNure remains president and COO of DHX, overseeing its overall operations, while DeNure also adds oversight of DHX Television to his duties.

According to a spokesperson for DHX, most of the company’s Toronto operations are being consolidated this fall in a new office based out of the Queen’s Quay Terminal building on the city’s waterfront. The newly acquired channels are also moving to the Queen’s Quay building. The spokesperson added that it was too early to discuss any further personnel changes at DHX Television.

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