Peace Arch names Gerry Noble CEO

Replaces former CBS president Jeff Sagansky

TORONTO -- Veteran Canadian TV executive Gerry Noble has replaced former CBS president Jeff Sagansky as CEO of Peace Arch Entertainment, effective July 21.

Sagansky, a major investor in Peace Arch, has served as interim CEO since November, when former CEO Gary Howsam abruptly left the company after being indicted on fraud charges related to actions that predated his employment with Peace Arch.

Toronto-based Peace Arch said Monday that Noble, a former president and CEO of CanWest Global's Canadian TV operations, will head the company from its Toronto headquarters, while John Flock will continue as COO from Los Angeles.

Noble was most recently CEO of Transit TV Network, a U.S.-based digital media owned and operated by Canadian newspaper publisher and broadcaster Torstar Corp.

Sagansky remains with Peace Arch as co-chairman together with Drew Craig.