Bell Media Celebrates the Life of Canadian TV Icon Jay Switzer
— January 29, 2018
TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Bell Media extends condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of respected media leader Jay Switzer, who passed away today in Toronto. Jay was a generous and kind-hearted visionary who passionately loved Canadian television. Following in his mother Phyllis' footsteps at Citytv, Jay went on to help launch an array of successful CHUM specialty channels, including Much, Bravo, CP24, FashionTelevision, and Space, in which his legacy lives on. He was a mentor to many, and a friend to many more. Bell Media looks forward to celebrating Jay's amazing life and career as he is posthumously awarded the Academy Board of Director's Tribute at the Canadian Screen Awards this March.
Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral, an out-of-home advertising network of more than 30,000 faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.