Corus Entertainment has appointed Deirdre Brennan as Vice President of Content for Corus Kids. A globally respected leader in children’s content, Brennan 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.
Based at the Toronto headquarters at Corus Quay, Brennan 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. She 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.
Brennan 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.