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Corus Entertainment Inc.
Type Public (TSXCJR.B NYSECJR)
Founded Toronto, Ontario (1999)
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Key people John M. Cassaday
President / CEO
Heather Shaw
Executive Chair
Industry Media
Products Broadcasting, Advertising, Publishing, Television production
Revenue $768.7 million CAD
Employees 2,086 (2008)[1]
Website www.corusent.com

Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSXCJR.B NYSECJR) is a publicly traded Canadian media and entertainment company.

Corus is a leading Canadian specialty television and radio producer, 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 TV, W Network, Movie Central, CMT, Teletoon, Encore Avenue, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI, CILQ (Q107 Toronto), CFNY (102.1 The Edge Toronto), and CKRY (Country 105 Calgary). Corus owns 50 radio stations in Canada, fourth behind Astral Media, Newcap Broadcasting and Rogers Media. It was the largest owner of radio stations in Canada until 2007, when Astral Media acquired Standard Radio from Standard Broadcasting (now Slaight Communications).

Corus Entertainment's voting majority is held by the company's founder JR Shaw and his family, which also owns cable operator Shaw Communications, from which Corus was spun off in 1999. Aside from this common controlling shareholder, and despite occasional media reports to the contrary, Corus and Shaw are independent companies. Nonetheless, they continue to have close ties on some matters; for example, Corus manages advertising services (e.g., TV listings and infomercial channels) for Shaw-owned cable systems, and Shaw is a frequent national advertiser on Corus channels despite its regional footprint. On the other hand, there is presently no connection or common programming between Corus's conventional TV stations (such as CHEX-TV) and those of Shaw (i.e., CJBN-TV).

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Board of Directors

Current members of the board of directors of Corus Entertainment are: Fernand Bélisle, John Cassaday, Dennis Erker, Carolyn Hursh, Wendy Leaney, Susan Mey, Ronald Rogers, Cathy Roozen, Terrance Royer, Julie Shaw, and Heather Shaw.

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Key executives

  • John Cassaday, President and CEO
  • Heather Shaw, Executive Chair
  • Tom Peddie, Senior VP and CFO
  • Hal Blackadar, VP Human Resources
  • Mario Cecchini, VP Corus Quebec
  • Scott Dyer, Chief Technology Officer
  • Bryan Ellis, VP Development and Radio Operations
  • Tracy Ewing, VP Communications
  • Gary Maavara, General Counsel
  • Kathleen McNair, VP Corporate Development and Strategic Planning
  • Doug Murphy, Executive Vice President and General Manager Corus Kids, President, Nelvana
  • Chris Pandoff, VP, Ontario Radio
  • Jack Perraton, Corporate Secretary
  • Paul Robertson, President, Corus Television
  • Susan Ross, ExecutiveVice President and General Manager Pay and Specialty Television
  • Doug Rutherford, VP, Western Radio
  • David Spence, VP, Controller

Assets

Television

Conventional television stations

Corus Entertainment's list of stations and transmitters, screenshot from CHEX-TV.

Specialty television services

In addition, Corus also has an ownership interest in Qubo, a United States-based children's programming block and digital television network; and KidsCo, a European children's specialty channel.

Premium television services

Radio stations

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

Ontario

Quebec

Production

  • Nelvana; a production and distribution company of children's animation programs

Publishing

  • Kids Can Press; a children's book publishing company

Advertising & marketing

  • Corus Custom Networks; a television advertising service

Internet

Quebec

See also

External links

References


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