Corus Entertainment

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Corus posts revenue, profit declines in Q1 financials

Slight overall gains in its kids content business and radio advertising were offset by sharper declines in TV ad revenues.

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Top-rated Canadian TV of 2017

Reality formats and long-running dramas garnered the most eyeballs, but freshman scripted series also made an impact.

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The biggest business stories of the year

What better way to reflect on another busy year than to read Playback‘s most-read industry stories of 2017?

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HGTV Canada greenlights new Bryan Baeumler series

The specialty net will bring back the popular home improvement star Baeumler for a new beach-side series.

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Broadcasters submit amended group licence renewal recommendations

On the English-language side, Bell Media and Corus both said they would be prepared to increase the baseline for PNI spending to 6%, but with a caveat.

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Spin Master’s new dino-might

Inside Spin Master Entertainment’s action show based on a dinosaur-themed comic book series from the creator of The Walking Dead.

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Nelvana greenlights D.N.Ace

The original animated series, created by Matt Wexler, mixes fact with science fiction and is headed to Teletoon in Canada.

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History hopes heist series is an audience gold mine

Mystery, adventure and a global treasure hunt: a new series from Saloon Media and BriteSpark Films aims to replicate the success of The Curse of Oak Island.

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TV and radio ad revenues down for Corus in Q4

Development of the company’s VOD and audience segmentation efforts will be key priorities in 2018.

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Bell Media to acquire Historia and Series+ from Corus

The total cost of the transaction, which is still subject to approval from the CRTC and the Competition Bureau, is pegged at around $200 million.

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Corus, Discovery Kids pact on new prodco

Based in Canada, the new venture will produce linear and digital children’s content for global delivery.

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Ransom heads to 100-plus territories

NBC Universal, Sony and Foxtel, among others, have picked up the Canada-Hungary coproduction from eOne.