60 MINUTES AND 48 HOURS ANNOUNCED AS FIRST PICKUPS FOR GLOBAL’S 2020/21 TV LINEUP

New Seasons of Emmy® Award-Winning Newsmagazines Premiere this Fall on Global

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TORONTO, June 22, 2020 – Global announced today its first pickups for the 2020/21 TV season adding Emmy® Award-winning newsmagazines 60 Minutes and 48 Hours to its network beginning this fall. Two of the longest-running and most successful American television broadcasts in history, Global announced the pickups a day ahead of unveiling its new and returning series for 2020/21. Follow @GlobalTV and @GlobalTV_PR or visit globaltv.com for the latest updates and announcements on the new TV season ahead.

“The addition of 60 Minutes following our award-winning local news and Global National will help solidify Global as the trusted destination for important news and investigative storytelling every Sunday,” said Troy Reeb, Executive Vice President, Broadcast Networks, Corus Entertainment. “Additionally, after helping to define the true crime genre worldwide, 48 Hours is the ideal companion on Saturdays to Global’s homegrown success story Crime Beat.”

60 Minutes begins its 53rd season this September with hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments, and profiles of people in the news. 60 Minutes makes Nielsen’s weekly top 10 every week and was the #1 program of any kind six times last season. The broadcast has won more awards than any other program, including 25 Peabody awards, 20 DuPont Columbia University Journalism batons, and 160 Emmys®.

48 Hours is one of the most successful true crime programs in television history with an enduring appeal based on immersive reporting and social justice. Each week the series investigates a legally intriguing and emotionally compelling story. 48 Hours has helped exonerate the wrongly convicted and solve cold cases while earning multiple Peabodys, Emmys®, RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Awards, and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award.

60 Minutes and 48 Hours are produced by CBS News and distributed internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.

Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels. The Global TV App is available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku streaming players, Roku TV™ models and at watch.globaltv.com.

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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world.  Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 34 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

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