It looks like Doug Murphy is expanding his remit well beyond Canadian Corus-owned kidnets YTV and Treehouse and commercial arm Nelvana Enterprises, as he takes on oversight of the entire Corus channel portfolio in his new role as president of Corus Television, succeeding former honcho Paul Robertson.
Murphy joined Corus Entertainment in 2002 and most recently held the post of EVP and GM, Corus Kids and president of Nelvana. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing Corus’ global kids business, including specialty networks Treehouse, YTV and Nickelodeon (Canada), as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, KidsCo and qubo.
As president of Corus Television – which includes Corus kidnets, 50% stakes in animation nets Teletoon and Teletoon Retro, women-centric channels W Network, Cosmopolitan TV, VIVA and W Movies, CMT (Canada), Sundance Channel (Canada) and HBO Canada – Murphy will report to Corus CEO John Cassaday.
Murphy, who starts his new role today, also brings with him more than 10 years of experience in senior positions at The Walt Disney Company in North America and abroad, and a solid track record in business development and revenue growth.