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Corus picks up broadcast rights to Star Wars franchise

The media co revealed the six-year, 11-picture deal at its Thursday night upfront.

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In Brief: Exec changes at SIM Group, 9 Story

As well, premiere dates for Canadian series on Discovery and ABC Spark. (SIM Group’s Chris Parker pictured.)


In brief: CMF/Screen Australia coin; Dead of Summer’s B.C. shoot

Screen Australia and the CMF distribute $700,000 across three digital coproductions, Dead of Summer starts production in Vancouver, plus more news from the week.

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Going ‘All for One’ on a new online strategy

A new original web series, launched simultaneously on Corus’ ABC Spark and shift2′s Kinda TV YouTube channel, marks a new strategy for both channels.

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Production underway on Good Human’s Cheer Stars

The series will air on ABC Spark in Canada and ABC Family in the U.S.


Corus Entertainment swings to third quarter loss

One-time items dented the broadcaster’s bottom line, despite overall revenues rising 14%.


Moze Mossanen makes Rise for

The 10-minute online film is the first original digital commission for the Corus channel and follows a young street dancer competing in a TV dance contest.

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Corus posts higher Q1 earnings on TV revenue hike

Strong ad sales at its women’s specialty channels like W Network helped the broadcaster record a rise in revenue and overall profit.

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Corus announces ABC Spark launch date

The new youth-targeted channel will premiere in late March, following promotional programming blocks on CMT, W Net and YTV this month.


Corus to promote ABC Spark with cross-channel preview

Corus channels YTV, W Network and CMT will preview Switched at Birth and Melissa & Joey starting Jan. 16


Corus to bring ABC Spark to Canada

The Millennial-targeted channel is coming to Canada via a licensing agreement with Disney/ABC Television Group.