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October 19, 2021


For Immediate Release

TORONTO, OCTOBER 19, 2021 – Corus Entertainment’s podcast network Curiouscast announced today that Season 4 of its award-winning original podcast Crime Beat debuts today across platforms. The podcast is led by veteran Global News Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt and has also been adapted for TV, currently airing its third season on Global.

In Crime Beat Season 4, 25-year veteran crime reporter Nancy Hixt takes audiences inside some of the high-profile cases she has worked on that have impacted both sides of the border. This season will welcome new voices in the criminal and justice system including jurors, prosecutors, investigators and victims.

Since its debut in March 2019, the podcast has become one of Canada’s most popular true crime podcasts, with 11 million downloads to date and a growing audience in the US, UK and Australia. The podcast received the prestigious 2020 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best International Podcast and was also nominated for a 2020 People’s Choice Podcast Award.

“We are excited to bring a fourth season of Crime Beat to audiences and to continue providing a platform to share these important stories,” said Chris ‘Dunner’ Duncombe, Director of Podcasting and Streaming, Curiouscast/Corus Entertainment. “We are so proud of the valuable work Nancy has dedicated to the podcast to shine a light in some of the darkest places.”

The program is available now, with new episodes released bi-weekly. To listen to every episode of the podcast for free, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your favourite podcasts. For more information visit

The award-winning Curiouscast network launched in 2018 and is home to internationally recognized brands with diverse audio storytelling, including: the #1 music podcast in Canada, The Ongoing History of New Music*; Edward R. Murrow International Podcast Award Winners 13 Hours Inside the Nova Soctia Massacre and Crime Beat**; and 2020 Canadian Podcast Award winners Dark Poutine, History of the 90’s, Nighttime, Escaping Denver, Marsfall and more.

*SOURCE: Apple Podcasts: Top Charts (Canada), Music, October 1, 2020.
**SOURCE: Apple Podcasts: Best Listens of 2019 (Canada), December 5, 2019.
***SOURCE: Canadian Podcast Awards: 2020 Winners –


Twitter: @CorusPR, @Curiouscast

Curiouscast is a Corus Entertainment Network.

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 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software supplier Toon Boom and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. 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,, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with broadly distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. For more information visit


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Michelle Brykman
Communications Specialist, Global News & Corus Radio

Rishma Govani
Director, Communications, Global News & Corus Radio