Speaker Doug Murphy

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Doug Murphy

President and CEO

Corus Entertainment

Doug Murphy is President and Chief Executive Officer of Corus Entertainment Inc. Corus is a leading Canadian-based integrated media and content company with a portfolio of multimedia offerings encompassing 37 specialty television services, 15 conventional television stations, 39 radio stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. In 2016, Doug led the company’s transformational acquisition of Shaw Media.

Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel (Canada), YTV and Nickelodeon (Canada).

Doug has over 25 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry. He joined Corus in 2003 and has held numerous senior management positions at the company. Previously, Doug served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the company’s Radio and Television divisions. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and President of Corus Television, where he oversaw the company’s portfolio of television brands. Earlier in his tenure at Corus, Doug served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Corus Kids, and President of Nelvana and Nelvana Enterprises. Before joining Corus, Doug spent ten years with the Walt Disney Company in a variety of senior executive positions in Canada, the United States and Japan.

Doug is a member of the Business Council of Canada. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an HBA from the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario.

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