Webb promoted at Corus

Advancement comes after recent job cuts at Toronto company

On the heels of the eliminating 30 jobs across its radio and television businesses last week, Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment has announced that Joanna Webb has been promoted from VP of programming to VP and head of programming and production for the entire TV group, which includes Corus Kids nets YTV, Treehouse and Nickelodeon Canada and the company’s suite of specialty and pay-TV channels.

Webb’s remit now encompasses the oversight of the children’s channels, along with Corus’ adult-targeted fare, such as W Network, Cosmo TV and VIVA. A representative for Corus also confirmed that more announcements concerning changes to Corus Kids’ programming and production operations will be announced in the coming weeks, but right now it’s ‘a work in progress.’

And in a move unrelated to the recent happenings at the Toronto-based broadcaster, David Wiebe, former director of content for YTV, has packed his bags and moved to California to join toyco Mattel, where he is now supervising producer/director for Mattel Entertainment.

From KidScreen Daily