Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Corus Entertainment, The Owners Of Nickelodeon Canada, Reshuffles Executive Team

The entertainment industry news website C21Media is reporting the Nickelodeon International news that the Canadian media and entertainment company Corus Entertainment, which wholly owns Nickelodeon Canada, the Canadian version of the popular kids' channel, with the channels brand name licensed from Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom, Inc., has reshuffled its executive team to bring its television and radio businesses closer together:
Corus rejigs radio, TV set-up

Corus Entertainment in Canada has reshuffled its executive team to bring its television and radio businesses closer together.

Doug Murphy, currently exec VP and president of Corus Television, will be appointed exec VP and chief operating officer of Corus Entertainment on September 1.

Murphy will assume oversight of both radio and television at Corus and will report to John Cassaday, president and CEO of Corus Entertainment.

Meanwhile, Colin Bohm, VP of television and head of Corus Kids; John MacDonald, VP of television and head of Corus Women and Family; and Maria Hale, VP of television and head of Corus content distribution and pay TV will now all report to Murphy.

“As our business evolves, we continue to adapt and refine our structure,” said Cassaday. “These changes capitalise on our strengths and streamline decision-making across our television and radio businesses, as we prepare for the integration of our new assets and grow the Corus brand in Canada and internationally.”

Corus’s television services include the kids’ brands YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada) and Teletoon, in which it has a 50% stake.

The media company is on the verge of purchasing the remaining half of Teletoon and the local Cartoon Network, although this is subject to the approval of broadcast regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

Nico Franks

TAGS: Appointments
GENRES: Children's
PEOPLE: Colin Bohm, Doug Murphy, John Cassaday, John MacDonald, Maria Hale
COMPANIES: Corus Entertainment