Corus Entertainment is one of Canada’s most successful integrated media and entertainment companies. Founded by JR Shaw, the company was built from the media assets originally owned by Shaw Communications, and spun off as a separate, publicly-traded company in 1999. Since then, the Company’s asset base has grown substantially through strategic acquisitions and a strong operating discipline. Corus Entertainment's stock is found on the TSX under the symbol CJR.B.
Corus Entertainment’s brands deliver compelling, engaging, interactive and informative content to millions of people every day. Corus’ television services include the kids and family brands YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), TELETOON (English), ABC Spark, Cartoon Network (Canada) and Disney Channel Canada; and the women's brands W Network, Cosmopolitan TV, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), W Movies and CMT (Canada). Additional assets include Sundance Channel (Canada) and Telelatino; Quebec's French-language channels Historia and Séries+, TELETOON and La chaîne Disney ; western Canada’s pay TV service Movie Central, with nine multiplex channels including HBO Canada; and three local over-the-air television stations.
Corus also owns 39 radio stations that represent the most listened to stations in the country. Clustered in eight out of the ten top Canadian markets, the Company’s portfolio includes a network of leading news-talk radio stations that provide Canadians with the best in news and talk radio, as well as classic rock, country, new rock and contemporary music formats.
Corus assets include Nelvana, one of the world’s leading creators, producers and distributors of children’s animated content, and related consumer products. Nelvana is the cornerstone of the Company’s content and production strategy and is renowned for such globally recognized brands as Franklin, Little Charmer, Max & Ruby and Beyblade. Canada’s leader in children’s publishing – Kids Can Press – is also part of the Corus family.
The Company’s powerful combination of entertainment assets, make Corus an industry leader in Canada and a significant player in the international marketplace. Our success means a stronger Canadian broadcasting industry, a stronger economy and stronger communities across Canada.
Each year, the power and reach of Corus works to assist local organizations, charities and people in need through millions of dollars worth of donated air-time and services, local fundraising and cash support.
Through radio play for new Canadian singers and songwriters, the acquisition, development and production of Canadian content and millions of dollars of direct investment in Canadian film production, Corus is helping to build a sustainable and vibrant entertainment industry that is truly Canadian and globally competitive.