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Corey Caplan to head up int’l sales at Gusto Worldwide Media

The former sales director at Portfolio Entertainment joins Gusto as it looks to expand its linear TV channel into international markets.
July 4, 2018

Ottawa’s Gusto Worldwide Media has hired Corey Caplan as senior director of international sales.

Based in Toronto, Caplan, who is the former director of international sales at Portfolio Entertainment, will work on expanding the global reach of Gusto’s catalog of lifestyle content, as well as representing the company at major TV markets such as MIPCOM and Asia TV Forum.

Working closely with Gusto’s president and CEO Chris Knight, Caplan will also be tasked with helping to launch Gusto TV as a linear channel in various international territories.

The hire announcement comes one week after Gusto revealed it would launch its first overseas linear channel in Singapore next month via the pay-TV operator StarHub TV and StarHub’s OTT service, StarHub Go.

Caplan has a decade of experience working in television distribution. Prior to his six years with Portfolio, Caplan worked on the distribution and development team at Toronto’s Summerhill Entertainment.

Gusto has expanded its operations over the past couple of years. In December 2017, Gusto opened a new 13,000 square-foot TV studio and head office in Ottawa. At the time, Knight told Playback Dailyrealscreen‘s sister publication, that the company’s more than C$1 million investment in the new studio space was made possible through its deal with Bell Media, which acquired the rights to the Gusto TV brand in Canada and launched a food-focused lifestyle channel in 2016. Bell Media recently revealed that it would rebrand its four specialty channels, including its Gusto channel, under the company’s CTV banner.

(Written by Lauren Malyk; Copied from Playback)

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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