CORUS STUDIOS DELIVERS ROBUST SLATE OF
PREMIUM CONTENT AT MIPCOM
Crime and Investigation Category Introduced with Addition of Crime Beat,
Now Available for International Sale
TORONTO, ON – October 8, 2021 – Delivering a high-quality slate of content ahead of MIPCOM, Corus Studios, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc., enters the content market this year with over 23 new and returning series for sale. Offering an array of genres from home renovation, real estate, food competition, restaurant makeovers, factual, and docu-series, Corus Studios adds a new category, crime and investigation, to its growing library. Picking up the Global News-produced series Crime Beat, based off the popular podcast of the same name, the show takes viewers deep into some of the most infamous criminal cases. Crime Beat will be available for international sale for the first time at MIPCOM. To view Corus Studios full catalogue, visit www.corusstudios.com.
Corus Studios’ worldwide sales force continues to grow with the addition of Pooja Nirmal Kant, who will oversee sales for Asia and Central Eastern Europe. Nirmal Kant joins the recently expanded team with Leyla Formoso as Sales Representative for Latin America and select European territories, along with long-time sales lead Rita Carbone Fleury.
Highlights of new key titles from Corus Studios library include:
Crime Beat (52×60)
Global News / Corus Studios
Crime Beat showcases some of the best investigative crime reporting, taking viewers deep into infamous and disturbing criminal cases. Using extensive archives and intimate family interviews, each episode reveals new details that go beyond the news headlines, giving a voice to victims and their families, unraveling how each case was solved, and exploring lasting impacts on the community and justice system.
Pamela Anderson’s Home Reno Project (working title) (8×60)
Fireworks Media / Corus Studios
The Pamela Anderson Home Reno Project (wt) follows iconic screen star Pamela Anderson as she leaves her Hollywood life behind, returns to her roots on the coast of Vancouver Island, and embarks on a massive restoration on her grandmother’s family legacy property.
Gut Job (8×60)
Great Pacific Television / Corus Studios
When pro athlete turned all-star builder Sebastian Clovis discovered the ‘dream home’ he just purchased required a total nightmare gut job, he tackled it like he has everything in life – all in! Stripping his house back to the studs to rebuild it safer and more stunning than ever, Sebastian knows how overwhelming the process can be. For less prepared homeowners, a paralyzing barrage of decisions and surprises can put them months behind and wildly over budget. This trusted coach is on a mission to guide homeowners through the biggest renovations of their lives, bringing his creativity, support and team to each project. Together they design, demolish, rebuild and beautify their nightmare properties into jaw-dropping dream homes.
Wall of Bakers (10×60)
Insight Productions / Corus Studios
Wall of Bakers is a spin-off of the star-studded competition series Wall of Chefs. Hosted by Noah Cappe, this exciting new format tests the skill and nerves of Canada’s home bakers as they battle in the Wall of Bakers kitchen, under the towering shadow of the country’s best chefs, known as ‘The Wall’. During each of the three challenge rounds, chefs on The Wall offer colour commentary, tips and expertise while tasting, judging and eliminating home bakers along the way. At the end of the final round, the last home baker standing wins the $10,000 prize and serious bragging rights.
Deadman’s Curse (8×60)
Great Pacific Media / Corus Studios
Taylor Starr, a young Indigenous woman, and Kru Pitt, a descendant of slaves from the US South, are searching for a legendary cursed gold mine. Its location has eluded prospectors for generations, and many have died attempting to find it. This series follows these adventurers as they work together to unearth the lost gold while, overcoming rival treasure hunters, extreme weather, rugged terrain and a limited exploration window.
Corus Studios is a division of Corus Entertainment.
About Corus Studios
Established in 2015, Corus Studios, a division of Corus Entertainment, is a premium content studio that develops, produces and distributes a wide array of original lifestyle, unscripted and factual content globally. Offering dynamic programming that entertains, informs and drives audiences across platforms, Corus Studios content is featured across Corus’ suite of channels, including HGTV Canada, HISTORY®, Food Network Canada, and SLICE™. To date, Corus Studios content has been sold in over 150 territories worldwide.
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 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, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
For more information and media inquiries, please contact:
Senior Publicity Manager, Corus Entertainment / Corus Studios
For more information on sales of Corus Studios content, please contact:
Rita Carbone Fleury
Corus Studios Worldwide Sales
Pooja Nirmal Kant
Corus Studios Sales Representative, Asia and Central Eastern Europe
Corus Studios Sales Representative, Latin America, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain