The team overseeing the largest group of kidnets in Canada was part of a restructure at parentco Corus Entertainment this past summer that saw 30 jobs eliminated across its radio and television divisions, followed closely by the promotion of Joanna Webb from VP of programming to VP and head of programming and production for the entire TV group. She now oversees these activities for Corus Kids nets YTV, Treehouse and Nickelodeon Canada, and the company’s suite of adult-targeted specialty and pay-TV channels, including W Network, Cosmo TV and VIVA.
Corus confirmed that the role of current Corus Kids VP of programming and production Jocelyn Hamilton is changing. Treehous director of programming Brenda Nietupski, meanwhile, has left the company. In addition David Wiebe, former director of content, had left prior to the restructure to take a position as supervising producer/director at Mattel Entertainment.
At press time, two months after Webb’s appointment, Corus said it was not yet prepared to discuss kidnet operations now under her supervision. We’ll get the news out there as soon as the broadcaster is ready to reveal its plans.