Corus Entertainment

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Corus Entertainment
Corus logo 2016.jpg
Founded 1999
President Doug Murphy
Notable Works

Corus Entertainment is a publicly traded Canadian media and entertainment conglomerate. Corus is a Canadian leading specialty television and radio producer, with additional assets in pay television, advertisement, TV broadcasting, publication in children's books, and children's animation.

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The relationship with Shaw Communications

Corus Entertainment was formed from media assets originally owned by Shaw Communications. Both companies continue to be operated by the Shaw family. As a result, media reports have sometimes erroneously referred to Corus as a subsidiary of Shaw. In fact, Shaw and Corus are independent, publicly traded companies, with separate management teams and separate boards of directors.

On January 13, 2016, Corus announced that it planned to purchase Shaw Media, which consisted of the broadcast assets of the now-defunct Canwest (including the Global Television Network and its specialty channels), from Shaw Communications. The Shaw Media acquisition required regulatory approval from the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission as well as approval by Corus minority shareholders.[1] The sale was closed on April 1, 2016 as Global TV and its owned-and-operated stations were acquired by Corus.[2]

Assets

Conventional television

  • CTV affiliates

Specialty television

Premium television

Radio Stations

Alberta

  • Cabgary
  • CFGQ
  • CHQR
  • CKRY
  • Edmonton
  • CHED
  • CHQT
  • CKNG
  • CISN

British Columbia

  • Vancouver
  • CFMI
  • CFOX
  • CHMJ
  • CKNW

Manitoba

  • Winnipeg
  • CJKR
  • CJOB
  • CJGV

Ontario

  • Barrie
  • CHAY
  • CIQB
  • Burlington
  • CJXY
  • Cambridge
  • CJDV
  • Collingwood
  • CKCB
  • Cornwall
  • CFLG
  • CJSS
  • Guelph
  • CIMJ
  • CJOY
  • Hamilton
  • CHML
  • CING
  • Kingston
  • CFMK
  • CKWS
  • Kitchener
  • CKBT
  • London
  • CFPL
  • CFPL-FM
  • Ottawa
  • CJOT
  • CKQB
  • Peterborough
  • CKRU
  • CKWF
  • St. Thomas
  • CFHK
  • Toronto
  • CFMJ
  • CFNY
  • CILQ
  • Woodstock
  • CKDK

Other Assets

  • B5media, minority stake in online publisher
  • Corus Média, broadcasting division operating French-language channels
  • Nelvana, production and distribution company
  • Kids Can Press, children's book publishing
  • Toon Boom Animation, animation software company

References

  1. Corus prepares for shifting TV market with Shaw deal at the Globe and Mail
  2. Corus Entertainment Completes Acquisition of Shaw Media

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