(MIPTV Ð Cannes, France) Ð In advance of MIPTV, Nelvana Enterprises announced today an agreement that provides worldwide home entertainment rights for The Backyardigans to FremantleMedia Enterprises (ÒFMEÓ) for all territories, excluding Canada and the U.S. This landmark deal will see up to 60 episodes of the popular CGI series available internationally on DVD for the first time. Season 1 will be available in Japan, with Seasons 2 and 3 to be offered in many global territories except for Canada and the U.S. where they are already available. Produced by Nick Jr. and Nelvana Studios, The Backyardigans is a musical-adventure series for children ages two to five, featuring five high-spirited friends — Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha, Uniqua and Austin Ð who use their vivid imaginations to go on epic journeys without ever leaving their backyard. Each song-filled episode is designed to get children singing and dancing along — like a reggae-inspired pirate adventure or a hip-hop hoe-down. In 2007, The Backyardigans won CanadaÕs Gemini Award for Best Preschool Series, and Nelvana animator Jeff Astolfo won an Emmy¨ Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation. ÒÔWe are delighted to partner with FME as we continue to launch this inventive series around the world,Ó said Peter Maule, Vice President, Worldwide Home Entertainment and Digital Media, Nelvana Enterprises. ÒTheir passion for the brand, their distribution network and their ability to partner with our other licensees will ensure that Backyardigans DVDs are available for children everywhere.Ó ÒFollowing on from our U.K. catalogue deal last year with Nelvana, I am delighted that we have concluded an international home entertainment deal for The Backyardigans. FME is very much looking forward to working with the Nelvana team as we roll this key brand out internationally,Ó added Pete Kalhan, Senior Vice President, Home Entertainment, FME. About Nelvana Enterprises With a focus on delivering quality branded entertainment as well as providing distribution and merchandise licensing opportunities on multiple platforms, Nelvana Enterprises oversees new media partnerships, global broadcast, DVD and video-on-demand sales, and consumer .products licensing internationally for animated properties from Nelvana Studios and select production partners. Nelvana Enterprises stable of award-winning and globally renowned brands include literary classics Babar and Franklin as well as new shows such as Ruby Gloom and Di-Gata Defenders. Nelvana Enterprises is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, childrenÕs book publishing and childrenÕs animation. The companyÕs multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com. About FremantleMedia Enterprises FremantleMedia Enterprises is the content exploitation arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment. It is a division of FremantleMedia, one of the worldÕs largest creators, producers, distributors and licensors of programme brands in over 40 territories worldwide. www.fremantlemedia.com -30- For more information, please contact: Diana Pitt Publicist Nelvana Enterprises 416.530.2801