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Super Channel brings in ex-CBC buyer

Canadian pay TV network Super Channel has hired a former CBC exec as its new director of programming following the departure of Melissa Kajpust last week.

Jenny Hacker

Jenny Hacker is joining the network as director of programming, based in Toronto and reporting to president and CEO Don McDonald.

Hacker will lead the broadcaster’s domestic and foreign programme acquisitions for three of its four channels – Fuse, Heart & Home and Vault – as well as overseeing development and production of Super’s Canadian originals.

She was most recently VP of content at social news website Diply.

Prior to that she was director of scripted primetime at Canadian pubcaster CBC where she led development and production or more than 120 hours of primetime programming, such as half-hour comedies as This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Mr D, and the Rick Mercer Report and one-hour dramas such as Murdoch Mysteries, Republic of Doyle and Heartland. She also had a stint as head of comedy at CBC.

Hajpust’s departure was announced earlier this month after four years at the network. She was responsible for all US and international programme acquisitions, which included Mr Mercedes, American Gods, Harlots, Get Shorty, Berlin Station, Deep State and National Treasure.

In other news, Marlene Lone has also been added to Super Channel’s staff as director of affiliate marketing, joining from Rogers Communications.


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