Corus Entertainment

The Most Magnificent Thing

In brief: Whoopi Goldberg to narrate Nelvana animated short film

Plus: Jim Henson Company boards Omnifilm and Reality Distortion Field’s Knights of Panterra, IMAX names a new president, and more.

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MIPCOM 2018: Sellers talk slates, strategies and trends

Senior execs from Gusto, Boat Rocker, Corus and more discuss international buyers’ appetites and shows they’re excited about.

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Spin Master to relaunch Bakugan

The company has teamed up with TMS Entertainment and Nelvana to create a new series for Cartoon Network based on the hit property.

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Corus links up with Thomas & Friends

The deal with Mattel will see the preschool series air on Treehouse, while Nelvana will represent the Thomas the Tank Engine brand as its official Canadian licensing agent.

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Nelvana greenlights trio of preschool shows

Head of development Athena Georgaklis dishes on the innovations that moved Mr. King, P.U.R.S.T. Secret Agent Binky and Miss Persona to the top of the slate.

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Corus sets Holmes + Holmes premiere

Season two of the lifestyle show, which has been expanded to run for 12 episodes, will mark 15 years since Mike Holmes first debuted on Canadian TV screens.

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Global unveils fall premiere dates

New Hollywood dramas, comedies and reality shows will bolster the network’s lineup.

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Corus restructures its marketing department

The company’s SVP Dervla Kelly will lead a more streamlined marketing and social digital agency department.

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Ransom to return for third season

The drama is set to premiere on Corus Entertainment’s Global and on CBS in the U.S. in 2019.

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Private Eyes sees ratings uptick as season two resumes

Through the first three episodes this year, audience numbers for the detective series are up 21% compared to the first three episodes last year.

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Deals: Blue Ant, Corus, Digital Canaries

Blue Ant International scores a raft of European sales, Corus’ podcasting division partners with The Podcast Exchange, plus more.

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Consolidated revenues dip 4% for Corus in Q3 financials

Decreasing ad revenues in its TV business continued to weigh on the media company’s bottom line.