Global BC and CKNW AM 980 to Join Forces


VANCOUVER –
Global BC and CKNW AM 980 are pleased to announce that Global News Hour at 6, BC’s longest-running and best-known news program will be simulcast on the radio station beginning Monday, November 7. The addition of the hour-long wrap-up of the day’s stories will appeal to radio listeners who have developed an appetite for an extended evening newscast.

Corus Entertainment, the parent company of these two powerhouse brands, is committed to engaging audiences and providing access to compelling content, on any platform, at any time. Global BC and CKNW are well-recognized in the Vancouver area and this collaboration is a natural next step in the evolution of Corus’ combined assets.

“Simulcasting Global News Hour at 6 on CKNW will help us grow audiences on both our TV and radio platforms,” said Kenton Boston, VP, Global News & Corus Radio, Western Canada. “Whether you’re at work, on the road, at home or on-the-go, accessing the best news coverage and storytelling has never been easier.”

Tune in to Global News Hour at 6 PT on November 7 on CKNW AM 980, http://www.cknw.com/, on the CKNW AM 980 app, on Global, on globalnews.ca, http://globalnews.ca/live/bc/, on Apple Music, Apple Carplay or 101.1 FM HD2.

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CKNW AM 980 and Global BC are 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 AM 980, 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