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Corus closes Shaw Media deal, announces new exec slate

Media | 04/01/2016 5:14 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc. has closed its $2.65-billion acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc.’s media division and appointed a team of executive vice-presidents for the combined company. Barbara Williams, formerly president of Shaw Media, is now chief revenue officer at Corus and will “oversee all strategic and operational aspects of generating audience growth and engagement across Corus’ platforms,” the company said in a press release Friday. She will also “play a central role in the development of the company’s growth strategies and ongoing...

Shaw Media reorganizes execs

Media | 04/09/2015 9:14 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. said Thursday it has made a number of changes affecting the executive positions at its media division. The company said it appointed Christine Shipton senior-vice president and chief creative officer, named Dervla Kelly vice-president of marketing and communications, and named Greg Treffry as vice-president of business development and media digital strategy. The company also said it has created the position of senior vice-president and chief revenue officer, which it said would “consolidate all revenue components of the business — broadcast, digital and distribution sales and branded content.” It added it was currently searching for someone to fill that position. “The organizational realignment is focused around strengthening the two core pillars in Shaw Media's business,”...

Shaw CFO Steve Willson to retire

Media | 09/24/2014 3:59 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. said Wednesday that Steve Wilson, its executive vice-president of corporate development and chief financial officer, will retire next year. It said in a press release that Wilson, who has been the...