Louis Lalande, Executive Vice-President of CBC/Radio-Canada French Services, is pleased to announce that Dominique Chaloult will be returning to the public broadcaster on January 6, 2015, to become the new executive director of Radio-Canada’s main television network.
“As executive director of programming at Télé-Québec, Dominique successfully breathed new life into the Quebec pubcaster’s lineup despite challenging financial circumstances,” said Louis Lalande. “She redesigned the Télé-Québec schedule to deliver a wide range of distinctive programming. With her extensive knowledge of TV production and past experience at Radio-Canada, I’m confident that she’s the ideal person to carry on ICI Radio-Canada Télé’s long tradition of providing compelling, diverse content that fulfills its public service mandate.”
Dominique Chaloult said she was thrilled to be joining the Radio-Canada management team to take up this exciting new challenge. “I’ve always worked with my teams to develop edgy, varied public-service programming, with drama, variety and youth content that allows our audiences to see their lives and interests reflected.”
Ms. Chaloult has held her current position as Télé-Québec’s executive director of programming since 2012. During that time, she has developed a number of highly rated and critically acclaimed titles, such as Les Bobos, Deux hommes en or, Un chef à la cabane, SNL Québec, 125, Marie-Anne and the documentary Nation – Huis clos avec Lucien Bouchard. Previously, Ms. Chaloult served as director of Radio-Canada’s arts and variety unit from 2004 to 2009, before leaving to found her own production company, La boîte de Prod.
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