As one of Canada’s leading specialty and pay TV broadcasters, Corus Entertainment’s success with niche-focused television brands is built on strong partnerships, compelling content and an expertise in consumer insights-based research.
Corus’ television assets include the kids services YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, TELETOON (50%) and TELETOON Retro (50%); the women’s services W Network, Cosmopolitan TV, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) and W Movies, CMT (Canada), Sundance Channel (Canada) and Telelatino; Movie Central, western Canada’s pay TV service, with nine multiplex channels including HBO Canada and three local over-the-air television stations. Committed to providing viewers with unprecedented multi-platform access to its programming, Corus’ content is also available in high definition, on-demand, on hand-held devices and online.
Corus offers robust funding to both emerging and established Canadian screenwriters through Script to Screen, a partnership of Corus' Western Canada pay TV service Movie Central and the Winnipeg-based National Screen Institute (NSI). Script to Screen also provides creative support and industry guidance to fully develop feature film concepts for film and television, from script to screen. The Company’s production arm, Nelvana Studio, produces a stable of award-winning and globally renowned brands – from literary classics Babar and Franklin to new shows such as The Backyardigans, Bakugan and Di-Gata Defenders – that air on our kids’ services in Canada and in over 150 countries around the world. Nelvana’s library now has well over 3,200 half-hour animated episodes of programming and has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys and Geminis.
The power and reach of Corus’ broadcasting assets also work to assist local organizations, charities and people in need through millions of dollars worth of donated air-time and services, fundraising and cash support each year.
Through the acquisition, licensing, development and production of Canadian television projects and millions of dollars of direct investment in Canadian film production, Corus Entertainment showcases content that resonates with our audiences and contributes to a sustainable and vibrant entertainment industry that is truly Canadian and globally competitive.