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Corus Ent. Shuffles Its TV Division With Moss, Webb And Piazza

Corus Entertainment is shuffling around its television division, as Peter Moss, evp of programming takes on the role of creative consultant; Joanna Webb becomes vp, programming, W Network; and Phil Piazza joins Corus as vp, programming, childrens television.

Moss will now help guide Corus original productions and advise the senior programming team on scheduling and buying strategies, while he spends more time on directing and producing.

Peters contribution to Corus has been invaluable, and we look forward to continuing to benefit from his tremendous experience and creative style, said Paul Robertson, president, Corus Television. This new arrangement enables Peter to pursue creative projects while still offering his insight into our programming strategies.

Webb, most recently vp, programming for childrens television, and acting director of programming at W Network, Corus specialty channel for women, will now focus on W Network. Leading the W programming team, she is responsible for developing strategic approaches to program development, acquisitions and scheduling.

Piazza worked in progressively senior roles at CTV Specialty Television. Most recently, as director, ESPN Classic Canada, he was responsible for the day-to-day operation and financial performance of the network. He also severed as senior manager, programming for TSN. At Corus, Piazza will oversee the development and execution of program strategies for Corus three childrens networks: YTV, Treehouse TV and Discovery Kids Canada.

Under Phil and Joannas leadership, our programming teams will continue to build on the strong market position and ratings success of these networks, said Susan Ross, evp/gm, specialty television.

Corus ( is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company and a market leader in both specialty TV and Radio. Corus owns Nelvana Ltd., an internationally recognized producer and distributor of childrens programming and products. Corus other interests include music, television broadcasting and advertising services. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.NV.B) and New York (CJR) Exchanges.