Corus Entertainment

Canada’s Corus strikes overall deal with Dominion of Drama, launches Waterside Studios

Canada’s Corus Entertainment has struck an overall deal with UK-Canadian prodco Dominion of Drama and appointed its founder Jeff Norton as the head of its new label, Waterside Studios. Waterside Studios is a new IP and production venture focused on bringing premium scripted Canadian content for youth and primetime audiences to the Canadian and international […]

Corus, Bell & CBC urge reform to stop US streamers ‘sucking dollars to Hollywood’

Canadian broadcasters including Bell Media, Corus Entertainment and CBC have urged upcoming regulatory reforms to stop US firms from “sucking dollars to Hollywood” without supporting the country’s own cultural development.  The C-11 Bill is set to update a raft of regulations across the Canadian media industry, including introducing a requirement for streamers to contribute to the country’s […]

Corus takes majority stake in ‘Holly Hobbie’ prodco Aircraft Pictures

Canada’s Corus Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in Aircraft Pictures, the Toronto-based firm behind Hulu’s Holly Hobbie and animated feature The Breadwinner. Aircraft Pictures was founded in 2005 by Canadian producer duo Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen. It now has offices in LA and Toronto, and focuses on shows for kids, families and young […]

Global rides with ‘Robyn Hood’ from Boat Rocker & Director X

Canada-based Corus Entertainment-owned network Global has ordered Robyn Hood, a new near-future action-drama series, from filmmaker Director X, based on the English folk hero. Screenwriter Chris Roberts is penning the 8 x 60-minute series as a contemporary re-imagining of the Robin Hood myth, produced by Boat Rocker Studios in association with Corus Entertainment, Production is […]

Disney+ takes Hulu & YTV’s ‘The Hardy Boys’ around the world

Disney+ has snagged international rights to The Hardy Boys, the live-action mystery series that debuted last year on Hulu in the US and YTV in Canada. The show was developed and produced in Canada by Nelvana and Lambur Productions, in association with Corus Entertainment, and will launch on Disney+ outside of North America in 2022. […]

Canada’s BGM hires Corus exec, as Marlo Miazga adds Sphere remit

Canadian producer BGM Inc has rejigged its senior ranks by appointing a former Corus Entertainment exec as its director of content, with president Marlo Miazga taking on an additional role at owner Sphere Media. Andrea Griffith takes up the newly created content role at BGM with a remit to oversee the company’s day-to-day creative, operational and team activities, reporting […]

Rogers strikes $21bn deal to buy Canadian rival Shaw Communications

Canadian telco giant Rogers Communications has agreed a deal valued at C$26bn ($21bn) deal to buy domestic rival Shaw Communications. The takeover would allow Ontario-based Rogers – whose media arm operates networks such as CityTV and local franchises including FX – to expand its mobile business across Western Canada, where Shaw is stronger. The acquisition, […]

Amazon takes first run rights on ‘Vikings’ finale away from History

Amazon Prime Video has bagged first window rights for the final 10 episodes of historical drama series Vikings. The streamer struck a deal for the exclusive first run in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Ireland, which in an unusual arrangement relegates History, which commissioned the series – one of its key shows – to […]

Canada’s Corus inks NBCU deal for Sky Studios content

A new multi-year volume deal between Corus Entertainment and NBCUniversal Global Distribution will give Canadian viewers access to Sky Studios content. Starting later this year, Corus will showcase multiple Sky Studios series across its networks and platforms, including Sky Originals such as Intelligence, Devils and Bulletproof, and scripted content from other producers that are funded […]

Corus, NBCU’s Peacock strike exclusive deal for originals

Corus Entertainment in Canada has struck a far-reaching deal that will sees it taking rights to originals from NBCUniversal’s new streamer Peacock, including the adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave New World. The exclusive deal includes new Peacock shows including Girls5Eva from executive producer Tina Fey, podcast-inspired Dr. Death and Brave New World, starring […]

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