Press Release - NELVANA MAKES A SPLASH DOWN UNDER

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11/6/2009
NELVANA MAKES A SPLASH DOWN UNDER

(Toronto, Canada) – Nelvana Enterprises has completed programming deals with top Australian broadcasters ABC TV, Playhouse Disney and Nickelodeon.

  • Nelvana’s new series, Spliced!, fresh episodes of 6teen, along with a renewal of episodes for Class of the Titans and Jane and the Dragon (co-produced with Weta Productions Ltd. of New Zealand) are heading to ABC3, the new kid-targeted digital and online channel from ABC TV set to launch on Friday, December 4, 2009
  • A large package of classic Nelvana fare, including 65 episodes each of Babar and Franklin, are set for ABC2 for a Fall 2009 start. The new CGI series of Babar, now in production, is also heading to ABC TV in 2010 as part of the deal.
  • Playhouse Disney is set to air Willa’s Wild Life starting in 2011
  • Nickelodeon has renewed the Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch series and specials

“Nelvana has many enthusiastic and supportive fans in Australia as well as a history of working on projects with a ‘down under’ connection, such as Jane and the Dragon, and we are excited to present these properties in conjunction with such outstanding broadcast partners,” said Lynn Chadwick, Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Distribution, Nelvana Enterprises.

About Nelvana Enterprises
Nelvana Enterprises is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Diana Pitt
Publicist
Nelvana Enterprises
(416) 530-2801








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