New leadership in Kids’ CBC and in Digital Originals

September 25, 2015, Toronto

Martin Markle returns to Kids’ CBC and Zach Feldberg joins Digital Originals.

Starting September 28, Martin Markle will return to the CBC as Senior Director, Children's Content and Zach Feldberg will become Executive in Charge of Production, Digital Originals.

Markle will lead the Kids’ CBC team; overseeing the development and production of all children's content and for evolving CBC’s multi-platform strategy as it relates to CBC’s youngest viewers. “Martin’s breadth of experience in both production and broadcast, his strong relationships with the independent community and his passion for children’s programming make him an ideal candidate to oversee and evolve our children’s content”, says Sally Catto, General Manager Programming.

“I am thrilled to return to the CBC, and I look forward to overseeing fun and inspiring content for kids.”, says Markle. “I look forward to working with the Kids’ CBC team in providing the best children’s content possible on every platform, to all Canadians.”

Feldberg will work with the scripted and unscripted teams on CBC’s digital original strategy. “Zach brings tremendous experience and a track-record of innovation to this position”, adds Catto, “Bringing Zach on board strengthens our commitment to offering Canadians exceptional digital original programming across all genres. ”

"CBC's commitment to ensuring that original digital programming is a core pillar of its strategic plan is one of the many reasons why I leaped at the opportunity to join this talented team.", says Feldberg, "I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued success and innovation."

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.

A space for us all is CBC/Radio-Canada’s strategy to transform the public broadcaster, and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians, now and for future generations. Through to 2020, the Corporation will increase its investment in prime-time television programming and continue to create radio programs of the highest quality, while promoting the development of digital and mobile platforms and content.

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