TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment extends heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Canadian media industry legend, Jay Switzer, who passed away yesterday.
Jay was a kind, generous and tireless leader who made significant contributions to the Canadian broadcast industry throughout his storied career. A true visionary, Jay was instrumental in the expansion of Canadian broadcasting and content creation, further enhancing the cultural fabric of the media landscape. Beyond his professional legacy, Jay was a mentor and friend to many who had the privilege of knowing him.
"Jay left an indelible impression on all those who worked with him," said Barbara Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment. "His transformative impact on the media industry will ensure he lives on as a Canadian TV icon for many years to come."
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 45 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 Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
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