Former Corus programming exec Freeland moves to Rogers

Claire Freeland, most recently director of original programming at Corus Entertainment, has come to rival Rogers Media Television as director of development and production.
July 11, 2011

Claire Freeland has joined Canadian mediaco Rogers Media Television as director of development and production.

The former programming exec at Corus Entertainment will handle securing, developing and delivering original Canadian indie productions for the comapny’s various broadcast assets.

“Claire’s breadth of experience in the industry, coupled with her strategic insights and significant knowledge of the ever-evolving Canadian programming landscape, make her the ideal fit for this role,” said Malcolm Dunlop, EVP of programming, Rogers Media Television, in a statement.

Freeland comes to Rogers with over 10 years in the industry, most recently serving as the director of original programming at Corus Entertainment, as well as looking after development and production of original Canadian content across its specialty channels, including W Network, CMT (Canada), Cosmo TV, YTV, and Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada).

Previously, Freeland’s resume includes producing and post-supervising feature films, MOWs, docs and series for broadcasters and theaters.

(From Playback Daily)

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