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Accountability
We do what we say we’ll do – no excuses.

Knowledge
We believe in continuous learning and the sharing of our insights and ideas.

Initiative
We empower employees to make great things happen.

Innovation
We are committed to creative thinking that leads to breakthrough ideas and superior results.

Teamwork
We believe that the greatest value is realized when we work together.


FAQ

1. What is Corus Entertainment?
2. When was Corus established?
3. How many employees does Corus have?
4. How do I find out about employment opportunities at Corus?
5. Where did the name “Corus” come from?
6. Where are Corus’ offices located?
7. What are Corus’ vision and values?
8. How does Corus differ from other entertainment companies?
9. Who is Corus’ CEO? Who are the Corus Board members?
10. Does Corus have any acquisition plans?
11. As Corus grows, will it stay a Canadian company?
12. What companies has Corus acquired since it was created?
13. What radio stations does Corus own?
14. What TV stations does Corus own?
15. What other business does Corus conduct?
16. Does Corus have a charitable donations policy?
17. Does Corus accept PSAs on any of its stations?
18. I am an advertiser interested in buying time on Corus’ radio or television stations; whom do I contact?
19. I want to offer my company’s services to Corus; whom do I contact?
20. I have a program concept I want to pitch; whom do I contact?
21. How do I order Corus television networks?

1. What is Corus Entertainment?
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company.  Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation.  The Company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), TELETOON (English),TELETOON (French), TELETOON Retro (English), TELETOON Retro (French), Cartoon Network (Canada),  ABC Spark, W Network, CosmoTV, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), W Movies, Sundance Channel (Canada), CMT; Historia and Séries+ in Quebec; and in the west, Movie Central, HBO Canada and Encore Avenue. Corus also owns and operates three local over-the-air CBC-affiliated stations: CHEX-TV in Peterborough, Channel 12 - CHEX-TV in Durham and CKWS-TV in Kingston. In addition, Corus has ownership interest in Telelatino (50.5%). 

2. When was Corus established?
Corus Entertainment Inc. made its debut on September 1, 1999.

3. How many employees does Corus have?
Corus currently has approximately 2,000 full-time, part-time and casual employees.

4. How do I find out about employment opportunities at Corus?
All of our current available positions are posted under Careers@Corus on our website. Simply follow the instructions at the bottom of each individual job posting.

5. Where did the name “Corus” come from?
It was chosen because the word “chorus,” from which it is derived, describes a group of people working together successfully and in harmony. Likewise, Corus Entertainment is an enterprise composed of many successful and diversified media entertainment businesses.

6. Where are Corus’ offices located?
Please see the Contact Us section of this website.

7. What are Corus’ vision and values?
VISION– Our Vision is to be globally recognized as Canada’s most influential entertainment company. CORE VALUES– Accountability: We do what we say we’ll do - no excuses. Teamwork: We believe the greatest value is realized when we work together. Initiative: We empower employees to make great things happen. Innovation: We are committed to creative thinking that leads to breakthrough ideas and superior results. Knowledge: We believe in continuous learning and the sharing of our insights and ideas.

8. How does Corus differ from other entertainment companies?
Corus Entertainment creatively packages a diversified portfolio of media products and services that add value to our customers. We offer a broad range of content to audiences that are attractive to our advertising customers. Corus Entertainment boasts the strongest collection of radio assets in the country, reaching more people than any other radio group. Our specialty television services have some of the highest audience numbers in the country. Corus owns one of the world's largest producers and distributors of animated children's programming – Nelvana Limited – and we are the leading Canadian publisher of children’s books with Kids Can Press. We also have some of the most-visited entertainment websites in North America. Together, these assets give Corus the ability to reach consumers across Canada and around the world and to build partnerships across all sectors of the broadcasting and entertainment industries.

9. Who is Corus’ CEO? Who are the Corus Board members?
The President and CEO of Corus Entertainment is John M. Cassaday. The directors of Corus Entertainment are Heather Shaw (Executive Chair), Fernand Belisle, John M. Cassaday, Dennis Erker, Carolyn Hursh, Wendy Leaney, Ronald Rogers, Catherine Roozen, Terrance Royer and Julie Shaw. Biographies of all board members are available on this website, located under the heading Corporate – Investor Information - Management.

10. Does Corus have any acquisition plans?
Corus plans to continue growth through acquisition and internal efficiencies. Specific business plans are confidential for competitive reasons.

11. As Corus grows, will it stay a Canadian company?
Corus Entertainment is proud to be a Canadian company. While we remain excited about opportunities to export our products and our expertise by partnering or investing in international businesses that are synergistic with ours, current federal regulations limit foreign ownership of Canadian broadcasting and production companies to less than 40%.

12. What companies has Corus acquired since it was created?
Since September 1999, Corus Entertainment has completed more than a dozen acquisitions and divestitures. Some basic highlights of Corus Entertainment’s corporate history can be found on this website under the Corporate section in About Corus. This list is periodically updated.

13. What radio stations does Corus own?
Corus owns 39 radio stations across the country. A complete list of our stations, including city of origin, call letters and format can be found by clicking on Radio at the top of our website.

14. What TV stations does Corus own?
Corus Entertainment controls a number of specialty and pay television networks:
YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), TELETOON (English), TELETOON (French), TELETOON Retro (English), TELETOON Retro (French), Cartoon Network (Canada),  W Network, CosmoTV, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), W Movies, Sundance Channel (Canada), CMT; Historia and Séries+ in Quebec, and in the west, Movie Central, HBO Canada and Encore Avenue. Corus also owns and operates three local over-the-air CBC-affiliated stations: CHEX-TV in Peterborough, Channel 12 – CHEX TV in Durham and CKWS-TV in Kingston. In addition, Corus has ownership interests in Telelatino (50.5%).

15. What other businesses does Corus own?
In addition to television and radio assets, Corus Entertainment also owns Nelvana and Kids Can Press. We also have an ownership interest in two international kids channels: qubo and KidsCo.

16. Does Corus have a charitable donations policy?
Corus Entertainment, through its numerous radio stations, television networks and other companies, supports many worthwhile causes across Canada both in terms of monetary support and Public Service Announcements.

The primary focus of our corporate giving strategy is:

  • Improving the lives of Canadian children by supporting programs that encourage childhood development through play, physical activity, arts and entertainment.
  • Improving the lives of Canadian women and their families by supporting programs and initiatives that offer training, skills development and tools that enhance the economic and personal independence of women.

Our goal is to closely align our charitable giving to our business plan and whenever possible, we prefer to support organizations with national scope. We give preference to Canadian registered charities that have been in existence for at least five years, have a Board of Directors, and are audited. All requests must be accompanied by a charitable registration number. For more information about Sponsorships or Donations, please visit the Community Involvement section of this website.

17. Does Corus accept PSAs on any of their stations?
Yes. Our radio stations and specialty television networks carry PSAs – please contact the individual stations or networks directly.

18. I am an advertiser interested in buying time on your radio or television stations; whom do I contact?
Please refer to the contact information below for the specific radio station or television network you are interested in.

RADIO
Ontario Sales
Director of Sales, Corus Radio Toronto
102.1 the Edge, Talk Radio AM640, Q107
Corus Quay
25 Dockside Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 0B5
Telephone: (416) 479-7000

Western Canada Sales
Senior Director of Sales
5204 - 84 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6E 5N8
Telephone: (780) 440-6300 x. 302
Fax: (780) 469-5937

TV
Corus Specialty Television
Vice President, Sales
Corus Quay
25 Dockside Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 0B5
Telephone: (416) 479-7000

Corus Premium Television
Movie Central
Corus Quay
25 Dockside Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 0B5
Telephone: (416) 479-7000

Corus Local Television
Vice President, National Sales
170 Queen Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 1B2
Telephone: (613) 544-2340 x. 351
Fax: (613) 544-5508

19. I want to offer my company’s services to Corus; whom do I contact?
We receive many proposals from various companies on a regular basis. We cannot respond to every call or service proposal. However, if we are interested, we will contact your company for further details. Please address your proposals to the individual areas listed below.

Television Production
c/o (insert specific network)
Corus Quay
25 Dockside Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 0B5

Animated Show
Development Coordinator
Nelvana Studio
Corus Quay
25 Dockside Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 0B5

Information Technology
Vice President, IT
Corus Quay
25 Dockside Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 0B5

Other – Please contact our executive head office in Toronto at (416) 479-7000.

20. I have a program concept I want to pitch; whom do I contact?
YTV and Nelvana accept program proposals. Those interested in submitting a program idea to YTV or Nelvana should send a request for a proposal submission form to the addresses below.

YTV
P.O. Box 369
Station C
Toronto, ON
M6J 3N1
Attention: Production Coordinator, Programming

YTV assumes no liability whatsoever with respect to the review or consideration, if any, of any submission, and YTV is not responsible for returning submissions to their respective senders.

21. How do I order Corus television networks?
To subscribe, simply call or visit the website of your local satellite, digital cable, or wireless provider.



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