TORONTO, March 30, 2015 /CNW/ - As previously announced by Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B), today, Doug Murphy assumes the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Doug succeeds founding President and CEO, John Cassaday, who has retired from the company after 15 years in the position.
"We want to thank John for his leadership and for helping to build Corus into the internationally respected and innovative media and entertainment company it is today," said Heather Shaw, Executive Chair, Corus Entertainment. "We are confident that Doug, who has been with Corus for over a decade, will continue to build on the company's success going forward."
Doug has over 20 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry. He joined Corus in 2003 and has held numerous senior management positions at the company. Prior to his current role, Doug served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for the Television and Radio divisions. Previously, he held positions as Executive Vice President and President of Corus Television, where he oversaw Corus' portfolio of television brands; Executive Vice President and General Manager of Corus Kids; and President of Nelvana and Nelvana Enterprises. Before joining Corus, Doug spent 10 years with the Walt Disney Company in a variety of senior executive positions in Canada, the United States and Japan.
Doug holds an MBA (with Distinction) from the Harvard Business School and an HBA from the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. Corus' brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, Rock 101, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh Radio, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. 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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