Corus Entertainment appoints Doug Murphy as President, Corus Television

TORONTO, May 3 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B; NYSE: CJR) today announced the appointment of Doug Murphy as President, Corus Television.

"Doug is an outstanding executive with a proven track record for building strong teams and great brands. Since joining Corus he has consistently delivered superior business results," said John Cassaday, President and CEO, Corus Entertainment. "Doug's predecessor, Paul Robertson, assembled a stellar team and a powerhouse portfolio of brands which will grow and prosper under Doug's leadership."

"Corus Television has an enviable reputation as a builder of brands and as a partnership-driven organization that focuses on the needs of its audiences, advertising clients and service providers," said Doug Murphy. "It is an honour to accept this new role and to work with such an exceptional team to continue to generate positive results and exceed the expectations of our partners."

The Corus Television portfolio includes the kids services YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), TELETOON (50%) and TELETOON Retro (50%); the women's services W Network, Cosmopolitan TV, VIVA and W Movies; CMT (Canada), Sundance Channel (Canada), DUSK and Telelatino; Movie Central, western Canada's pay TV service (including HBO Canada) and Encore Avenue; Nelvana and Nelvana Enterprises; Kids Can Press; three local over-the-air television stations; and Corus Custom Networks advertising services for television.

Doug Murphy joined Corus Entertainment Inc. in December 2002 and was most recently Executive Vice President and General Manager, Corus Kids and President, Nelvana. In that role, Doug was responsible for overseeing Corus' global kids business, including the specialty networks Treehouse, YTV and Nickelodeon (Canada), as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, KidsCo and qubo. Prior to this position, Doug was President, Nelvana Enterprises.

Doug is a proven executive, with over 10 years of experience in senior positions at The Walt Disney Company in North America and abroad, and a strong track record in business development and revenue growth. Doug holds an MBA (with distinction) from the Harvard Business School and an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario.

Doug assumes his new role effective today and will report to John Cassaday.

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 services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CFOX, CKOI, 98,5 FM, 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 (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

SOURCE Corus Entertainment Inc.

For further information: For further information: Tracy Ewing, Vice President, Communications, Corus Entertainment Inc., (416) 642-3792, tracy.ewing@corusent.com


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