Tanner to top Alliance digital efforts


TORONTO -- Canadian broadcaster CanWest Mediaworks has placed Laura Tanner from recently acquired Alliance Atlantis Communications in charge of its efforts on the Internet and other emerging digital platforms.

Barbara Williams, senior vp programming and production at CanWest MediaWorks, told employees Thursday in an internal memo that Tanner will "take on the lead role in our digital team" as senior vp digital media.

Tanner, who joined Alliance Atlantis four years ago, was most recently vp interactive at Alliance Atlantis, where she worked under Claude Galipeau, the recently departed senior vp digital media.

In her new role, Tanner will oversee an evolving digital media team for Alliance Atlantis and CanWest Mediaworks.

Tanner's primary role is to secure content from Alliance Atlantis' 13 cable channels and the E! Canada and Global Television over-the-air networks for distribution over the Web and other digital platforms.