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.