Event (Upcoming)


November 2019

Building a Canadian Media Sector for the Future

11:30am-1:30pm | Fairmont Royal York - 100 Front St. W., Toronto Purchase Tickets

The global media industry is evolving at breathtaking speed, and Canada is no exception. The new Government of Canada will have the critical task of navigating this changing landscape. Join Doug Murphy, President and CEO of Canada’s largest pure-play media and content company – Corus Entertainment – for a discussion about the future of Canadian media, and his vision for a 21-century Canadian broadcasting policy.

- Lunch will be served -

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Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST
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Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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Building a Canadian Media Sector for the Future

Doug Murphy

President & CEO
CORUS Entertainment

Doug Murphy

Doug Murphy is President and Chief Executive Officer of Corus Entertainment Inc. Corus is a leading Canadian-based media and content company with a portfolio of multimedia offerings encompassing 35 specialty television services, 15 conventional television stations, 39 radio stations, a suite of digital assets, a full-service social digital agency, animation software, technology and media services. The company is an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. In 2016, Doug led the company’s transformational acquisition of Shaw Media.

Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105 and CFOX.

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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