TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) ("Corus Entertainment" or the "Company") today announced that Barb Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will be retiring from Corus Entertainment effective October 31, 2018, following the launch of another set of powerful fall schedules across Global and the Company's many specialty television channels.
Since joining Corus Entertainment as part of the Company's acquisition of Shaw Media on April 1, 2016, Ms. Williams has played a key role in the successful integration of the two companies and creating a compelling vision for the future. During her time with Corus Entertainment, Ms. Williams has also led and developed a strong and highly experienced leadership team, all of whom are now well positioned to lead the business into the future. As a result, Corus Entertainment will not be replacing the role of Chief Operating Officer.
"Barb's support and dedication has been invaluable since our transformational acquisition of Shaw Media, as we've successfully integrated the two companies to create Canada's leading pure play media and content company," said Doug Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Corus Entertainment. "I'm incredibly proud of what Barb has helped us build over the past two-and-a-half years. All of us at Corus wish her well in the future."
Ms. Williams, a widely recognized and long-time leader in Canada's broadcast industry, will be celebrated on November 8, 2018 with a Hall of Fame award for lifetime achievement from the Ontario Association of Broadcasters.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children's book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus' roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
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