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EVP, Content Partnerships
Deirdre Brennan, Executive Vice President of Content Partnerships at WildBrain, plays a key role in WildBrain’s content group, overseeing the company’s global distribution business as well as its suite of Family-branded broadcast channels in Canada. Ms. Brennan previously worked for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment as General Manager, Universal Kids. The role managed network operations, content strategy, programming, marketing and digital, working across NBCU to optimize the company’s kids & family business. UKIDS production under her leadership expanded significantly, earning 13 daytime Emmy nominations for the originals including ‘American Ninja Warrior Junior’ and ‘Top Chef Junior’.
Prior to NBCU, Ms. Brennan was VP, Content at Corus Entertainment, where she oversaw all aspects of the kids’ portfolio in Canada, including a suite of seven broadcast channels. At ABC TV, prior to Corus, Ms. Brennan was Head of Children’s Television, leading programming, acquisition and commissioning for Australia’s most successful children’s services.
As Director of Content/General Manager for BBC Worldwide Australia 2010-2013, she managed BBC’s branded services and content development across drama, entertainment and factual, as well as regional IP management and audience strategy, including the launch of BBC First. Ms. Brennan also previously worked as Director of Programming, Nickelodeon Australia. Ms. Brennan is a Member of the International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences and BAFTA North America.
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