WHO WILL BE THE NEXT HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD?
GLOBAL ORIGINAL BIG BROTHER CANADA SEASON 9 CASTING NOW UNDERWAY

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TORONTO, August 10, 2020 – Global, a Corus Entertainment network, and Insight Productions, announced today that casting is officially underway for Season 9 of  Big Brother Canada. Set to debut on Global in 2021, Big Brother Canada is calling Canadians from every corner of the country to apply online for their chance to compete on one of the most revered reality shows ever made.

“The very spirit of Big Brother Canada is an inclusive one and we are ready to embark on another casting journey in search of Canadians who represent our country and its rich mosaic of cultures,” said Erin Brock, Executive Producer and Showrunner, Insight Productions/Big Brother Canada. “Alongside our talented casting team, and newly-minted EP and series Host, Arisa Cox, we’re encouraging all qualified Canadians to take a shot at this once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Beginning today, Canadians can apply online at bigbrothercanadacasting.ca for their chance to become a #BBCAN9 houseguest, competing in a series of grueling challenges in one of the most high-stakes social experiments ever. For the first time ever, casting for the new season of Big Brother Canada will be done completely virtually, foregoing in-person casting calls as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. Fans can also nominate friends on social media by tagging @bigbrotherca and using #FutureHOH for a chance to get noticed by Big Brother Canada’s casting team.

Apply from the couch in three simple steps:

  1. Record a short video of yourself explaining why you have what it takes to be one of the next houseguests on Big Brother Canada
  2. Visit the official casting site at ca
  3. Upload a photo of yourself, along with your video and some basic information

To qualify, potential future houseguests must be 19 years of age by February 1, 2020 and submit their applications by November 15, 2020. For more information, including a full list of rules and eligibility, head to BigBrotherCanada.ca.

In the meantime, BB fans can rejoice with an all-new, All-Stars season of Big Brother, currently airing three nights a week on Global. Watch Big Brother Season 22, hosted by Julie Chen Moonves, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global. Viewers can also sign in with their TV service provider credentials to watch live or on-demand on GlobalTV.com or the Global TV app (now available on Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Roku), or via STACKTV.

Airing exclusively on Global in Spring 2021, Big Brother Canada plucks a group of strangers from their homes, sequesters them from the outside world, and places them inside a house outfitted wall-to-wall with cameras and microphones that capture their every move. Competing for a grand cash prize, each week the houseguests battle in a series of challenges that give them power or punishment, voting each other out until the fate of the final two is decided by a jury of fellow houseguests.

Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Season 9 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions Ltd. in association with Corus Entertainment and Endemol Shine. Executive Producers are John Brunton, Erin Brock, Eric Abboud, Trevor Boris, and Arisa Cox.

Corus Entertainment’s Original Content team driving its slate of unscripted series is helmed by industry executive Lisa Godfrey as VP Original Content and supported by long-time TV veterans Krista Look (Director of Lifestyle) and Lynne Carter (Production Executive).

Stream past season of Big Brother Canada on the Global TV App available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku streaming players, Roku TV™ models and at watch.globaltv.com.

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.

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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.

 About Insight Productions Ltd.
Insight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts, is Canada’s most established content producer and an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted, as well as digital content.  Insight Senior Vice President Erin Brock serves as Executive Producer along with Insight’s Chairman, CEO and Executive Producer, John Brunton, on BIG BROTHER CANADA.  Insight recently produced STRONGER TOGETHER/TOUS ENSEMBLE to support our country during the COVID-19 crisis and it was the 2nd highest rated program ever broadcast on Canadian television as well as raising over $8 million for Food Banks Canada.  With thousands of hours of programming under its belt, the company has created some of the most dynamic and top-rated programs in the world including – THE JUNO AWARDS Canada’s national music award show, CANADA’S NEW YEAR’S EVE: COUNTDOWN which was the highest rated show on the CBC in both 2018 and 2019, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA – the most watched Canadian series on record, ratings hit – BIG BROTHER CANADA, TOP CHEF CANADA, INTERVENTION and original formats BATTLE OF THE BLADES, I DO, REDO & WALL OF CHEFS. Insight’s scripted programming includes award-winning READY OR NOT, FALCON BEACH, HATCHING, MATCHING & DISPATCHING, A CHRISTMAS FURY, BUT I’M CHRIS JERICHO! and THE JON DORE TELEVISION SHOW along with award-winning feature documentaries HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD and GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND. In 2017, Insight produced THE TRAGICALLY HIP: A NATIONAL CELEBRATION, a live concert special watched by one in three Canadians. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of ground-breaking content.

For more information on Insight Productions:

Website – www.insighttv.com
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Instagram – @insight.productions

 About Endemol Shine
Endemol Shine Group creates world class content for all platforms.

Last year Endemol Shine Group travelled formats originating from 12 countries, these included global ‘superbrands’ MasterChef which enjoyed its biggest year to date in 2019 and Big Brother, which in its 20th anniversary year has seen returns in eight countries.

Streamer commissions include Quibi’s first ever commission in the UK (Elba Vs Block) and Amazon’s first non-scripted original in Italy (Celebrity Hunted). 2020 has to date seen the return of timeless classics Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, The Biggest Loser in the US and Ready Steady Cook in the UK along with further adaptations of industry leaders All Together Now and The Wall and long-running favourites such as Deal or No Deal. Whilst Mr Bean and Simon’s Cat lead a digital network which boasts over 3 billion monthly views.

A diverse portfolio of drama includes recent successful launches Deadwater Fell and Calpihate, high profile returners including Grantchester and Tin Star, and popular global scripted titles which include Bron (Sweden/Denmark) which has now been adapted in nine territories, Penoza (Netherlands), Fifty (Israel), La Catedral del Mar (Spain), Nicky Jam: El Ganador (LatAm) and Beforeigners (Norway).

In July 2020 Endemol Shine Group was acquired by Banijay, creating the world’s largest international content producer and distributor spanning 22 territories with over 120 production companies and a multi-genre catalogue boasting over 88,000 hours of original standout programming.

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