Radio & Television

De Wilde replaces Bassett at TVO as part of restructuring

TORONTO – Former Astral Television CEO Lisa De Wilde is returning to broadcasting as CEO of TVOntario, the provincial government announced Thursday.The highly-regarded broadcaster left Astral in 2001 after eight years there and has been out of broadcasting since, and according to sources, was a key federal Liberal Party fundraiser during the last election. Prior to Astral, de Wilde worked at the CRTC as well as for law firm Heenan Blaikie and has been active with the Toronto International Film Festival. De Wilde replaces Isabel Bassett, who leaves TVO after six years as chair and CEO. Those two jobs have...