Buttignol joins Knowledge Network

Rudy Buttignol, best known as creative head of programming at TVOntario, has stepped in as interim president/CEO of the BC educaster.

After a 13-year stint as creative head of programming at TVOntario, Rudy Buttignol is now interim president and CEO of Knowledge Network. He takes over at the BC channel as it finalizes its break from educational umbrella group Open Learning Agency.

The new posting comes less than a year after Buttignol left TVO to take a contract position as its commissioning editor for documentaries. He developed and commissioned more than 200 docs through TVO’s The View From Here series, which he created in 1994, and shared Gemini wins for titles including Dying at Grace, Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows and Yo-Yo Ma Inspired by Bach.

This story first appeared in Playback Daily.