CURIOUSCAST PODCASTS TOP APPLE PODCASTS CANADA’S BEST LISTENS OF 2019

Crime Beat, Nothing Much Happens and Russia Rising all featured in Apple Podcasts Canada’s ‘Best Listens of 2019’ with Six Honours Overall


Curiouscast podcasts ‘Crime Beat’, ‘Nothing Much Happens’ and ‘Russia Rising’ were all recognized as part of Apple Podcasts Canada’s ‘Best of 2019’.

For Immediate Release

TORONTO, December 5, 2019 – Curiouscast, Corus Entertainment’s podcast network, received six honours – more than any other private Canadian publisher* – in Apple Podcasts Canada’s ‘Best of 2019’ list released this week. Leading the charge for the network was breakout true crime podcast Crime Beat, which was named 2019’s most popular new show.

Crime Beat additionally placed first in the ‘Best True Crime Shows’ category and was selected both among 2019’s ‘Most Popular New Shows Overall’ and Apple’s ‘2019 Favourites’. Fellow Curiouscast podcasts Nothing Much Happens and Russia Rising were also recognized, receiving selections in the ‘More Shows We Love’ and ‘Most Popular New Shows’ categories respectively.

“We’re thrilled to see the hard work of our hosts and producers recognized by Apple Podcasts,” said Chris “Dunner” Duncombe, Director of Streaming and Podcasting for Corus Entertainment. “Curiouscast is all about great storytelling, great reporting and great listening experiences overall.”

Hosted by award-winning crime reporter Nancy Hixt, Crime Beat – which debuted this year as the #1 podcast in Canada (Apple Podcasts)** and has been downloaded more than 1.3 million times, takes listeners deep inside some of Canada’s most high-profile cases, sharing the story and details you didn’t hear on the news.

“From the moment we started Crime Beat we had one simple goal: to shine a light in the darkest places and in telling victims’ stories, give voice to the voiceless,” said Crime Beat host Nancy Hixt.

Crime Beat, Nothing Much Happens and Russia Rising are all available now. To listen to all episodes for free, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your favourite podcasts. For more information visit Curiouscast.ca.

The award-winning Curiouscast network launched in 2018 and is home to internationally recognized brands with diverse audio storytelling, including: the #1 Canadian-produced music podcast***, The Ongoing History of New Music; top true crime podcasts Crime Beat, Nighttime and Dark Poutine; Global News daily news podcast Wait, There’s More; history and pop culture podcast History of the 90’s; and Super Awesome Science Show (2019 Canadian Podcast Award Winner for Outstanding Science and Medicine Podcast).

*SOURCE: Apple Podcasts: Best Listens of 2019 (Canada), December 5, 2019.
**SOURCE: Apple Podcasts: Top Charts (Canada), True Crime, March 6, 2019.
***SOURCE: Apple Podcasts: Top Charts (Canada), Music, December 5, 2019.

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Curiouscast is part of the 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 35 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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