As one of Canada’s leading specialty and pay TV broadcasters as well as a major content creator, Corus Entertainment’s success is built on strong partnerships, compelling content and an expertise in consumer insights research.
With a robust portfolio of niche brands targeted to kids, family, women and pay TV audiences, Corus’ television assets include: YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), TELETOON (French and English), TELETOON Retro (French and English) and Cartoon Network (Canada); ABC Spark and CMT (Canada); W Network, Cosmopolitan TV, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) and W Movies; as well as Western Canada’s pay TV service, Movie Central with nine multiplex channels including HBO Canada. Additional assets include Sundance Channel (Canada), Telelatino (TLN); the French-language services Historia and Séries+, and three local over-the-air television stations. Corus’ content is available on multiple platforms and in several formats, including high definition, On Demand, mobile devices and online.
The company also owns Nelvana, a leading international producer and distributor of children’s animation content. Nelvana produces a stable of award-winning and globally renowned brands that focus on comedies, pre-school and boys action series as well as ancillary consumer product programs. Nelvana’s world-class brands include Babar and Franklin as well as Mike the Knight, Max & Ruby, Scaredy Squirrel and BEYBLADE – which air on Corus’ kids’ services in Canada and in over 160 countries around the world. Nelvana’s highly attractive library of approximately 4,000 children’s titles has received more than 70 major international program awards including Emmys and Geminis. Canada also owns Toon Boom, a worldwide leader in digital content and animation creation software.
Corus plays a major role contributing to a vibrant Canadian media and entertainment industry through the acquisition, development and production of a significant number of Canadian television projects and the investment of millions of dollars in original Canadian productions. As part of Corus’ commitment to fostering the development of high-quality Canadian content, Movie Central and National Screen Institute (NSI) have launched Script to Screen, a fund that provides creative support and industry guidance to emerging and established screenwriters to help develop film and television concepts from script to screen.
The power and reach of Corus’ broadcasting assets also work to assist local organizations, charities and people in need. Each year, Corus commits millions of dollars in donated air time and services, fundraising and cash to support and connect with our communities.
Corus Entertainment is proud to represent many of Canada’s most high profile television services and showcase content that resonates with our audiences while contributing to a sustainable and dynamic entertainment industry that is truly Canadian and globally competitive.