Doug Murphy


Netflix buys Nick content from Corus

Netflix has acquired a raft of Nickelodeon’s kids series for its Canadian service after striking a deal with Corus Entertainment, the media giant that operates the Nick channels in the country. The agreement hands Netflix rights to Nick live-action shows including iCarly, Sam & Cat (pictured) and Victorious. Animated fare includes The Legend of Korra. Earlier […]

Corus in ‘game-changing’ C$2.7bn Shaw deal

Toronto-listed Corus Entertainment is to pay C$2.65 billion (US$1.86 billion) to buy rival Shaw Media. This marks the latest round of top-level consolidation in the Canadian television and telecommunications market, coming under three years after Corus rival Bell Media bought Astral Media for C$3.4billion and during the emergence of DHX Media as a new major […]

Bell secures HBO content as Corus rejigs

Bell Media has secured an “unprecedented” agreement with HBO that means just one operator will offer all HBO programming for the first time in Canadian television history. Bell’s rival Corus Entertainment will stepping back from the pay TV movies business, transferring over its HBO content licensing rights as the deal kicks in. Subsequently, Bell will […]

Corus CEO Cassaday retiring

Corus Entertainment’s CEO, John Cassaday, has announced his retirement. After 25 years in the business and 15 as president and CEO of Canadian content giant Corus, Cassaday (pictured) will step down on March 30, 2015 at the end of his current contract. Corus COO Doug Murphy (below right) will step us and replace him in […]

Murphy upped as Corus restructures top team

Canada’s Corus has promoted executive VP Doug Murphy of the Canadian firm’s TV division to COO of the parent Corus Entertainment unit. The move is part of a restructure designed to bring Corus’ TV and radio units closer together. Murphy will now be executive VP and COO of Corus Entertainment and in control of television […]