Corus Entertainment Appoints Deirdre Brennan as Vice President of Content, Corus Kids
(March 23, 2016 – Toronto, Canada) Corus Entertainment today announced the appointment of Deirdre Brennan as Vice President of Content, Corus Kids. A highly respected global leader in children’s content, Deirdre will oversee all content aspects of the Corus Kids portfolio, which includes YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon, TELETOON, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD in Canada.
She will lead Corus Kids’ original programming, acquisitions and scheduling teams, and will be responsible for the development, management and execution of the entire Corus Kids slate of programming. Deirdre will also play a key role in expanding Corus Kids’ global partnerships with children broadcasters, creators and talent. She will report to Colin Bohm, Executive Vice President, Corus Kids.
“Deirdre is joining Corus Kids at an exciting time as we grow our strong portfolio of kids’ channels and build on our strategy to own more content,” said Colin Bohm. “Deirdre is globally recognized as a leader in children’s content, and we are thrilled that she is joining the Corus Kids team.”
She was most recently at ABC TV as Head of Children’s overseeing ABC KIDS, ABC3, ABC Children’s iview and online. Her previous roles include General Manager, BBC Worldwide where she managed the BBC Worldwide portfolio of channels in Australia/New Zealand, and Director of Programming for Nickelodeon Australia. Deirdre is a member of the International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences.
“I am excited to join Corus, a dynamic organization that’s incredibly committed to producing and delivering the best content for Canadian children and the world,” said Deirdre Brennan, Vice President, Content, Corus Kids.
Deirdre will be based in Toronto at Corus Entertainment’s Toronto headquarters, Corus Quay.
About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers 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 television broadcasting, live events, children’s book publishing, children’s animation, animation software, and technology and media services. Corus’ television brands include ABC Spark, Cartoon Network (Canada), CMT (Canada), Cosmopolitan TV, Disney Channel (Canada), Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon (Canada), OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), Telelatino, TELETOON, Treehouse, W Network, YTV, Historia, La chaîne Disney, Séries+ and TÉLÉTOON. Its 39 radio brands include CKNW AM 980, Rock 101, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh Radio, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. The company also owns Nelvana, an internationally renowned animation production company, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and Quay Media Services. 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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