CHANNEL 12 DURHAM TO JOIN GLOBAL NEWS

TORONTO  Global News is proud to announce that Channel 12 Durham, a Corus Entertainment-owned television station, will become the newest member of the Global News family. To be known as Global Durham, the station will feature expanded regional coverage while maintaining its focus on the local stories that matter most to its viewers.

Anchored by Lindsay Dunn, the channel 12 newscast will continue to air from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with additional airings at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m ET.

Starting Monday, October 31, the show will have a fresh look featuring new branding as Global Durham. It will air alongside other Global programming including Toronto’s Global News at 5:30 & 6 and Global National.

Dan Carter, a valuable member of the Channel 12 Durham family and a pillar of the community will be taking a step back from his role as Executive Producer to focus on his duties as Regional Councillor for the City of Oshawa.

“Channel 12 Durham has been my passion project and I’m very proud of how far it’s come,” said Dan Carter, Regional Councillor, City of Oshawa. “I look forward to the next chapter for the station; I know Global News will bring much-needed updates and take the business to new heights.”

“Dan Carter has been vital to the station and we want to sincerely thank him for all of his contributions,” said Ward Smith, VP, Global News, Eastern Canada. “In coming together with Global Durham, we are once again underscoring our commitment to delivering relevant, comprehensive news coverage to all of our GTA communities.”

Global Durham’s new local and regional programming lineup:

  • Global Durham newscast at 5pm
  • Global News at 5:30 & 6
  • Global National at 6:30pm
  • Global Durham newscast at 7pm
  • Global Durham newscast at 11pm

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Global Durham is part of the Corus Entertainment Network.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.

Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B), a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

For media inquiries or more information, please contact:

Hayley Waldman
Global News & Corus Radio
416.967.3128
hayley.waldman@corusent.com

Rishma Govani
Global News & Corus Radio
416.391.7361
rishma.govani@corusent.com