Bell Media Mourns the Death of Long-Time Production Partner Guy O’Sullivan
— April 10, 2017
TORONTO (April 10, 2017) – Bell Media extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Guy O’Sullivan, President and Founder of Proper Television. O’Sullivan was a friend and valued partner to Bell Media as the Executive Producer of many hit original Canadian series for CTV and Discovery.
“Guy’s passing is a tragic loss to Canada’s production community, and everyone here at Bell Media,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “Guy was an incredibly bright, charming, generous, and well-loved friend to all who knew and worked with him. In addition to his work on CTV’s MASTERCHEF CANADA projects, he helmed many of Discovery’s success stories for the last dozen years – more than half of the network’s history – developing personal friendships along the way. His work has made an indelible impact, and he will be dearly missed.”
Led by O’Sullivan, Proper Television is responsible for many of Bell Media’s original Canadian hit programs for the last several years, including current series MASTERCHEF CANADA for CTV and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, LAST STOP GARAGE, TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS?, and VEGAS RAT RODS for Discovery. Past projects for CTV include format original specials MASTERCHEF CANADA: A HOLIDAY SPECIAL and MASTERCHEF CANADA: ALL-STAR FAMILY EDITION, and for Discovery: BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS, CANADA’S WORST HANDYMAN, DON’T DRIVE HERE, INVENTIONS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, JUNK RAIDERS, LAST CAR STANDING, PRANK SCIENCE, and THE REAL SUPERHUMANS.
About Bell Media Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. 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, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; 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 Out of Home with a network of more than 30,000 advertising 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. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.