Corus ups Nelvana boss Dyer

Will become chief technology officer

TORONTO -- Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment on Tuesday promoted Nelvana head Scott Dyer to chief technology officer, where he will oversee the company's digital transition.

Dyer, who joined cartoon producer Nelvana in 1997 and was most recently executive vp and GM of Corus Kids, will be replaced by Doug Murphy, who becomes Nelvana president and executive vp and GM of Corus Kids.

Murphy will oversee Corus' kids-themed cable channels YTV, Treehouse and Discovery Kids Canada, as well as the Nelvana studio.

Toronto-based Corus also said that company president and CEO John Cassaday will take the helm at Corus Radio on an interim basis while a replacement for radio division president John Hayes is found.