TORONTO, July 22 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B; NYSE: CJR)
announced today a number of changes to senior management positions:
Effective September 2, 2008, John Cassaday will assume, in addition to
his current role as President and CEO, operating responsibility for Corus
Radio on an interim basis. This reporting structure change follows the July 16
announcement that John Hayes will step down as President, Corus Radio
effective August 31, 2008. Going forward, Mario Cecchini, Chris Pandoff, Doug
Rutherford and Bryan Ellis, who will become Vice Presidents for Quebec,
Ontario, the West and Planning respectively, will report directly to John
Cassaday. Doug Rutherford will retain direct responsibility for the Edmonton
Radio cluster. All cluster General Managers across Canada will report directly
to the appropriate Regional Vice President.
Effective August 5, 2008, Scott Dyer will assume the role of Chief
Technology Officer for the Company, reporting to John Cassaday. Dyer will lead
all of the Company's divisional and corporate technological undertakings. In
this role, he will have operational and strategic responsibility for hardware,
software, personnel and technical resources for Corus' core and new media/new
platform businesses. He will also oversee the technological aspects of the
Company's move to its new corporate headquarters and broadcast facility next
Effective August 5, 2008, Doug Murphy will assume the role of President,
Nelvana, EVP and General Manager, Corus Kids, reporting to Paul Robertson,
President, Corus Television. In this role, Murphy will oversee all of the
Company's kids business globally, including YTV, Treehouse, Discovery Kids,
Nelvana, KidsCo, qubo and Kids Can Press.
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, advertising and digital audio services,
television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation.
The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W
Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including
CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences
for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus
is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience
Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
For further information:
For further information: Tracy Ewing, Vice President, Communications,
Corus Entertainment Inc., (416) 642-3792