TORONTO, July 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) announces today that Mario Cecchini is joining the
organization on September 2, 2013 to oversee Corus' radio and
conventional television stations in Eastern Ontario. In addition,
pending Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
approval of Corus' agreement announced March 4, 2013, Mario will also
be responsible for the Québec specialty television assets and Ottawa
radio stations to be acquired from Bell/Astral.
With this appointment, Mario will oversee: CHEX TV, 100.5 KRUZ-FM and
THE WOLF 101.5 in Peterborough; Channel 12 Durham; CKWS TV, CKWS-FM and
FM96 in Kingston; Variety 104.5 and 101.9 CJSS-FM in Cornwall; and
subject to regulatory approval, two Ottawa radio stations, CKQB-FM and
CJOT-FM and the Québec specialty television services TÉLÉTOON, TÉLÉTOON
Rétro, Historia and Séries+.
"We are very pleased that Mario is joining Corus Entertainment," said
John Cassaday, President and Chief Executive Officer, Corus
Entertainment. "Mario is a seasoned media executive with extensive
experience in the Québec market as well as in the Canadian broadcast
sector in general. We look forward to his expertise and leadership in
this role as we prepare to enter the Québec specialty television
market, pending regulatory approval."
Upon approval of Corus' acquisition of the Québec specialty services,
Corus will establish an office in Montréal under Mario's leadership to
ensure that the channels continue to serve the needs and preferences of
Mario was, until today, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for
Astral Radio, a division of Astral Media. Previously, he was Vice
President of Corus Québec with responsibility for Corus' Québec radio
holdings. Additional senior management positions that Mario has held
include President and Chief Operating Officer of Zoom Media, and
Executive Vice President at Telemedia Radio Ontario.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment
company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio
with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting,
children's book publishing, children's animation and animation
software. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV,
Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah
Winfrey Network (Canada), Cosmopolitan TV, Sundance Channel (Canada),
Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 37
radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630
CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded
entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms.
A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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