June 24, 2013 15:01 ET

Tracking a Massive Shift From Traditional Media, Long-Time Calgary TV Weatherman Makes the Jump to Digital

"With the media landscape well into its online evolution, I continue to witness the rush of viewers and advertisers to online media." - Todd Gallant, BizBOXTV

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 24, 2013) -

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After more than a decade forecasting fronts, Calgary's Todd Gallant is prognosticating his last day on conventional television. Todd has been a recognizable face in Alberta for nearly a decade, with Weather Anchor roles at both Global Television and most recently CTV Calgary. As of July 1st, he is stepping away from the weather wall to take a lead role at BizBOXTV, an online video/TV advertising agency, headquartered in Calgary.

"I have been blessed with a wonderful career in conventional, but the time has come to help pioneer a 'relative' newcomer to the industry." Todd will step into the role of CFO & President of Digital Advancement at BizBOXTV, working alongside his wife, BizBOXTV CEO Lisa Ostrikoff.

"It's a thrilling time for BizBOXTV, and the perfect time to move forward with the minds initially involved in its conception. The future is bright for BizBOXTV and our clients, and I am excited to have Todd working alongside me during this high growth phase," says Ostrikoff.

"BizBOXTV has, since its launch, experienced a steady growth of businesses ready to take the leap into online video advertising. We're still in the early days of where all of this is going, and I am thrilled to be part of a team that's pushing the envelope and offering business owners something not seen in this Canadian market before," says Gallant.


BizBOXTV is an Digital Media company with clients across Canada, and a head office in Calgary, Alberta. Lisa Ostrikoff and Todd Gallant launched BizBOXTV in 2009, but shortly after, Gallant had to resign his shareholder position due to competition concerns aired by his then-employer. Since then, Ostrikoff has grown the digital media company across Alberta and into other markets in British Columbia and Ontario, along with a dedicated team of talented Video & Brand Journalists. BizBOXTV CEO Lisa Ostrikoff is also a Business Columnist for The Globe and Mail and Huffington Post. Her Television Media background spans BC and Alberta and includes nearly a decade in various roles including TV News Reporter, Anchor, Video Journalist and Producer.

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