WildBrain Television has announced the appointment of industry executive Katie Wilson to the role of vice president, channels and curation.
In this newly created position, Wilson will be responsible for curating content and providing editorial direction across WildBrain Television’s Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino and their multiplatform/VOD extensions.
Wilson joins WildBrain Television following six years as director of programming, kids, at Corus Entertainment. Based in Toronto, Canada, Wilson reports to Deirdre Brennan, executive vice president, content partnerships, WildBrain.
“Katie has a remarkable track record in delivering successful content and platform strategies and this expertise, combined with her talent for building strong teams and partnerships, will make her a vital part of the content management team at WildBrain Television,” says Deidre Brennan, executive vice president, content partnerships, WildBrain Television. “I look forward to working closely with Katie to drive viewer engagement for our channels as we continue delivering best-in-class programming for Canadian families.”
Central to her role, Wilson will spearhead WildBrain Television’s content acquisition and original production program. Working closely with WildBrain’s global content, distribution and brand teams, Wilson will also provide strategic insights for the company’s core business of creating engaging entertainment for kids and families worldwide.
“I am thrilled to join WildBrain Television and excited to work with such an internationally respected team,” says Wilson. “As someone deeply committed to engaging and entertaining kids and families, I look forward to connecting with Canadian audiences and to also helping drive global opportunities for outstanding local content.”