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    CORUS specialty channels NEWS & SCHEDULES

    Didn't find thread to post this in one scheduling news, so started one just for this:

    Great news (for me anyway), the 3rd and last season of Broadchurch starts March 5th on Showcase at 10pm.

    I thought we could use one thread for news like these, new schedules,etc for each major channel providers as I find starting a thread for one announcement is a bit much and we could more easily find them afterwards if looking for that kind of news.

    Maybe Randy could pin these thread. We can start a new one every year to make them not too long.

    Besides Corus I will start one for Bell Media, Rogers.
    Last edited by mtlguy; 06-04-2018 at 01:49 PM.

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    So Showcase will have Eyewitness after all. Probably due to the fact they have not much else to show.

    Starts Sunday April 30th. The time is not mention in the promo, I would guess 10pm.

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    New episodes for the last season of Royal Pains will be shown on Showcase starting tomorrow night, or Wednesday morning if you prefer at...1 AM.

    I am really not understanding this scheduling. Wednesday 1AM?? While they are showing repeat of old movies all evenings. They did the same for Girlfriend`s Guide to Divorce.

    Is it very low rated and they are obligated by contract to show it? Is it because of Cancon quota for prime time? Or simply because they feel obligated to fans to show it because they showed earlier seasons even tough it doesn't bring better ratings than an old movie? Do they pay less for it if not shown in primetime?

    I am really curious to find out the real reason...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlguy View Post
    New episodes for the last season of Royal Pains will be shown on Showcase starting tomorrow night, or Wednesday morning if you prefer at...1 AM.

    I am really not understanding this scheduling. Wednesday 1AM?? While they are showing repeat of old movies all evenings. They did the same for Girlfriend`s Guide to Divorce.

    Is it very low rated and they are obligated by contract to show it? Is it because of Cancon quota for prime time? Or simply because they feel obligated to fans to show it because they showed earlier seasons even tough it doesn't bring better ratings than an old movie? Do they pay less for it if not shown in primetime?

    I am really curious to find out the real reason...
    I agree...I find this to be rather strange. Heck, I would have not known this without seeing your post. So I checked the Showcase website and navigated to the Shows page - not even a mention of Royal Pains. You'll only notice when you click on Schedule and browse through the daily listings. Click on the show name in the schedule and it does not even direct you to a separate page.

    Seems to me like Showcase is just fulfilling their contract, so regardless of what time they show it, they would not incur any penalties and it probably costs them less to air only once a week. The ratings must be pretty terrible if they cannot even show it in primetime as opposed to NCIS marathons (with episodes replayed two or three times daily), old CanCon movies or dramas which is a real shame.

    I've noticed Showcase also sneaking in encore airings of acquired shows from previous seasons nightly at 2:00 am. They did this with Season 1 of The Magicians in the weeks leading to the Season 2 premiere back in January. Recently they did the same with the first two seasons of 12 Monkeys, leading to its Season 3 premiere as of Wednesday last week. And now, it looks like they are running Mr. Robot season 1 beginning tonight at 2:00 am.





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    Here are the the USA ratings . Never an extremely popular show but it did have people who enjoyed it (of which i am one) and it did last 8 seasons.
    http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/ro...eight-ratings/
    I've given up trying to understand the programming and marketing decisions or rather the lack of them from various channels.
    Last edited by sherds; 05-30-2017 at 11:58 AM. Reason: added a line

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    [PR] Corus Entertainment 2017/18 New and Returning Canadian Original Programs

    CORUS ENTERTAINMENT PROUDLY BOLSTERS ITS DIVERSE 2017/18 PROGRAMMING SLATE WITH NEW AND RETURNING CANADIAN ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS

    For details on Global's programming, click here

    The Bachelor Canada
    Joins the Specialty Slate Along With All-New Homegrown Series Sarah Off The Grid, The Baker Sisters, Bud Dynasty, Hunting Nazi Treasure, and Mysticons, Plus New Seasons of Vikings, Travelers, Top Chef Canada, Bryan Inc., and More


    Corus Studios and Nelvana Expand Their Slate of Proven Hits and Premium Animation for International Sale

    “Gorgeously made and menacing in tone, [Travelers] is a portrait of our time, seen through the eyes of people in the future.”
    The Globe and Mail


    “It’s hard to find a fresh take on the time-travel conceit…but Travelers has some attention-grabbing flourishes and fine acting.” –
    The New York Times


    “Almost everything about Vikings is bold and brawny…amid a wave of period dramas generally made possible by international production, few are as fully realized or consistently satisfying.”
    Variety


    For additional photography and press kit material visit:
    http://www.corusent.com

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    For Immediate Release


    TORONTO, June 5, 2017Corus Entertainment announced today its vast and versatile slate of new and returning Canadian content, showcasing exceptional storytelling, an amazing roster of homegrown talent, and original, high-quality productions. New season orders of outstanding established hits underscore Corus’ commitment to investing in Canadian content across its portfolio of brands, championing original series, and fostering Canadian talent, both in front of and behind the camera.

    Additionally, with strategically curated programs featuring globally appealing themes and formats, Corus Entertainment’s Corus Studios and Nelvana have grown their slates of premium original content which are now available in more than 160 countries and territories around the world, supporting Corus’ goal of becoming Canada’s leading media and content company.

    “Corus is extremely proud to work with our country’s most talented writers, artists, producers, and showrunners on first-rate productions for our scripted and unscripted slates,” said Barb Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment. “This year’s lineup of exemplary original productions is bursting with homegrown personalities, exceptional narratives, compelling characters, and tried-and-true formats that further solidify our roster of powerful Canadian content.”

    Showcase’s original time-travelling series and #1 new fall Specialty series* Travelers returns for a second season this fall. Produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment, the sci-fi drama features an all-Canadian cast led by Eric McCormack and created by Brad Wright. Plus, new this season, Canadian gem Enrico Colantoni joins as Vincent, a mysterious individual who may or may not be a friend of the travelers. Currently shooting in Vancouver, Season 2 picks up on the group’s haunting realization that their missions may have altered the future in ways they did not predict.

    The #1 Specialty Entertainment program** and Canadian Screen Award-winner Vikings returns for Season 5 later this year on HISTORY. Produced by Take 5 Productions, this riveting season features Golden Globe® winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers as a warrior bishop. Also debuting this fall are HISTORY’s two new original series: Screen Siren Pictures’ docu-series Bud Dynasty, which follows the lucrative pot industry in British Columbia, providing an all-access look into the legalized marijuana business, its big players, and the obstacles they face; and from Saloon Media, investigative series Hunting Nazi Treasure follows a team of experts around the world in search of objects and artwork worth billions stolen by the Nazis.

    On W Network this fall, a handsome gent puts it all on the line for love in the hit franchise produced by Good Human Productions, The Bachelor Canada. W Network is also the home of enchanting scripted series including: Good Witch, featuring Noah Cappe (host of The Bachelor Canada) and returning with Season 4 this spring; family drama series Chesapeake Shores, filmed in British Columbia and starring Canadian Megan Ory; and new comedic series Date My Dad, shot in B.C. and starring Canadian Zenia Marshall.

    Following the successful All-Stars edition, Canada’s most notable culinary competition Top Chef Canada returns in spring 2018 for a sixth season to Food Network Canada. Produced by Insight Productions, a new batch of the country’s most talented chefs compete in cutthroat culinary challenges and receive bold critiques from the esteemed judging panel. This fall, the network also serves up sweet new original dishes sure to satisfy audiences: from Alibi Entertainment, The Baker Sisters takes viewers on a guilt-free road trip to sample mouth-watering sweets from some of the best bakeries in North America; and from eOne, the one-hour special Bake It Possible! crowns the champion of Pillsbury and Betty Crocker’s epic baking contest. CSA-nominated celebrity chef Anna Olson showcases her baking mastery in new seasons of Bake with Anna Olson this fall and Inspired by Anna Olson in 2018, both produced by Peace Point Entertainment.

    HGTV Canada welcomes two brand new Canadian original series and one Canadian co-production to its schedule this fall and spring, respectively: from Alibi Entertainment, Sarah Off the Grid follows notable interior designer Sarah Richardson as she builds a dream home for her family on a remote property; produced by Great Pacific Media, Worst to First features cutting-edge contractors Mickey Fabbiano and Sebastian Sevallo who transform drab dwellings in coveted neighbourhoods into magnificent sought-after homes; and in partnership with Scripps Networks Interactive, Buyers Bootcamp features Scott McGillivray as he offers real-life opportunities for aspiring real estate investors to partner with him. Fan-favourites Drew and Jonathan Scott of the Cineflix-produced series Property Brothers debut new episodes from Season 6 this fall, followed in early 2018 by a new season of CSA-nominated Masters of Flip from Rhino Content featuring dynamic super couple Dave and Kortney Wilson, and a brand new season of Bryan Inc. from Si Entertainment starring renovation expert Bryan Baeumler.

    Since 2016, Corus Studios has been producing and distributing original lifestyle content globally. With multiple content deals completed worldwide this spring, breakout hit Masters of Flip is now available in 147 territories, Buying the View (HGTV Canada) in 65 territories, Home to Win in 44 territories, and Cheer Squad (ABC Spark) in eight territories. The Baker Sisters, $ave My Reno and Backyard Builds (both HGTV Canada) were also recently introduced to the international market at MIPTV 2017.

    With offices in Toronto and Paris, Nelvana Enterprises, the global licensing and merchandising arm of Nelvana (Canada’s premier animation company and world-class producer and distributor of children’s content), continues to expand and strengthen its portfolio on an international scale, securing numerous global licensing deals including Nickelodeon (U.S.) for Mysticons, Disney Channel (U.S.) for Hotel Transylvania: The Series, Discovery Kids (Latin America) and Disney Channel (U.S.) deals for The ZhuZhus, and broadcast deals in France, Germany, Finland, and Australia for Ranger Rob.

    The momentum across Corus’ Kids Networks is fuelled by the longstanding success, accomplished artists, and creative vision of Nelvana. With nearly 300 talented artists and animators working in its Toronto studio, Nelvana has 14 series in full production and more than 20 shows in development for 2017/18. Nelvana’s stellar original animated content joining Corus’ leading kids’ networks this year include the genre-defining action series Mysticons. Slated for YTV this fall, the contemporary series follows four girls who transform into legendary warriors and undertake a quest to find a magic tome. Produced in association with Sony Pictures Animation, and based on the blockbuster film franchise, Hotel Transylvania: The Series focuses on the teenage years of Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, and her three closest friends who put her brilliant ideas of how to run the Hotel into motion, and is set to premiere on TELETOON this fall. Produced by Nelvana in association with Kids Can Press, the charming short film The Most Magnificent Thing joins preschool network Treehouse this fall. Based on Canadian author Ashley Spires’s bestselling picture book of the same name, the short film animates the tale of an unnamed girl, her furry best friend and their quest to make the most magnificent thing – even though creating it might not be that easy. Nelvana’s preschool adventure series Ranger Rob has been greenlit for a second season, and new episodes of the dynamic duo Max & Ruby return this fall on Treehouse.

    The action continues as YTV also introduces new Canadian original series to its lineup, ReBoot: The Guardian Code. Reimagining the 1994 animated cult classic show ReBoot, the live-action/CG-animated hybrid series is set to debut in spring 2018. Produced by WOW! Unlimited Media’s Mainframe Studios, the series follows four teenagers selected to become the Next-Generation Guardians of cyberspace.

    Sources:
    * Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada FL’16 (Aug29/16 – Jan1/17) – confirmed data, Mo-Su 2a-2a, AMA (000), Canadian Commercial Specialty English, ex.Sports channels. A18-49 and A18-34, program rankers based on 3+ airings
    ** Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, Broadcast YTD (8/29/2016 – 5/7/2017) – confirmed data, Mo-Su 2a-2a, AMA (000),
    Canadian Commercial Specialty English, ex.Sports. A25-54 and A18-49 unless otherwise noted, program rankers based on 3+ airings

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    SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

    Follow Corus PR on Twitter: @CorusPR | #CorusUpfront


    About Corus Entertainment Inc.
    Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.


    Corus Studios and Nelvana are divisions of Corus Entertainment


    About Corus Studios
    Corus Entertainment has a longstanding history of success in the children’s animated content category through its production and distribution giant Nelvana. Since 2016 Corus Studios has been producing and distributing original lifestyle content globally. From hit series Masters of Flip to Buying the View and Home to Win, Corus Studios’ series are now available in over 100 territories worldwide.

    About Nelvana
    Nelvana is Canada’s premier animation company and a world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content. Nelvana has delighted audiences around the globe for more than 40 years with a vast library of more than 4,000 episodes from original, award-winning series like Babar and Franklin. Nelvana’s content is distributed in more than 160 countries worldwide and broadcast across Corus Entertainment’s suite of leading kids networks. Nelvana Enterprises, the global licensing and merchandising arm of Nelvana, manages the organization’s portfolio of in-house and third party brands with offices in Toronto and Paris. Nelvana Studio, with offices in Toronto and Montreal, employs more than 300 Canadian artists working with local and international producers to create premium children’s content for a global stage.
    For more information, visit www.nelvana.com.


    For more information, please contact:
    Ashley Applebaum
    Publicity Manager, Global Television
    Corus Entertainment
    416.860.4217
    ashley.applebaum@corusent.com


    Michelle McTeague
    Publicity Manager, General Entertainment and Kids Content
    Corus Entertainment
    416.966.7724
    michelle.mcteague@corusent.com


    Catrina Jaricot
    Publicity Manager, Women and Lifestyle Content
    Corus Entertainment
    416.479.6397
    catrina.jaricot@corusent.com

    Source:
    http://www.corusent.com/wp-content/u...INAL_June5.pdf
    http://www.corusent.com/news/corus-e...l-productions/

    Last edited by lostjon; 06-05-2017 at 01:03 PM.

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    Looks like City/Rogers got out of producing the Bachelor Canada series. I wonder why they won't give the rights to the U.S. series to Corus.. unless they don't want them.

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    The Bachelor/Bachelorette Canada is on W Network (corus).

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    CORUS ENTERTAINMENT INKS DEAL FOR EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN BROADCAST RIGHTS TO THE ICONIC COLLECTION OF STAR WARS FILMS

    Multi-Year Agreement with The Walt Disney Studios Brings Epic Star Wars Films to Corus Networks Including Canadian Broadcast Premieres of Upcoming Theatrical Releases

    For additional photography and press kit material visit: http://www.corusent.com


    To share this release socially visit: http://bit.ly/2r0y1ma


    For Immediate Release


    TORONTO, June 8, 2017 – Corus Entertainment is set to take Canadians to a galaxy far, far away. Revealed moments ago during its 2017 Upfront presentation, Corus announced tonight a multi-year licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios for the broadcast rights to one of the most revered and astronomically successful movie franchises of all time – Star Wars. Beginning fall 2017, 11 films from the epic franchise, including original trilogy titles and yet-to-be-seen theatrical releases, will make their debuts on Corus’ empire of conventional and specialty networks, including Global, Showcase, W Network, ABC Spark, YTV, Disney Channel, Disney XD, and more.

    “Star Wars is undoubtedly a cultural phenomenon with versatile, imaginative, and character-rich storylines, and a prolific library of titles that continue to captivate audiences around the world,” said Barb Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to be expanding our relationship with Disney to connect Canadians with one of the most recognized and universally appealing brands.”

    The agreement with The Walt Disney Studios includes five of the six original classic Star Wars films, the Canadian network premieres of record-breaking blockbuster films Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, plus the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi slated for theatrical release in December 2017 and the yet-to-be-released standalone Han Solo Star Wars adventure. The installment that launched the enduring franchise, Star Wars: A New Hope, comes to
    Corus through a separate deal with 20th Century Fox. Broadcast details for all films will be announced at a later date.


    The deal strengthens Corus’ existing relationship with The Walt Disney Company, as the official home of all three Disney networks in Canada – Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior – along with millennial network ABC Spark (Freeform). The fourth and final season of the critically acclaimed animated series Star Wars Rebels returns to Disney XD this fall, as the Ghost crew completes their last mission, continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with new action-packed adventures that draw the series closer to the events of Star Wars: A New Hope.


    Please see below for descriptions of the Star Wars films.


    Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
    (1999)

    Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) rescue Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman), ruler of a peaceful planet invaded by dark forces. On their escape, they discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), a child prodigy who is unusually strong in the Force.


    Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002)

    When Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is assigned to protect Senator Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman), he discovers his love for her…and his own darker side. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) uncovers a secret clone army as the galaxy marches towards full-scale war.



    Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

    The Clone Wars rage across the galaxy. The sinister Sith Lord Darth Sidious seizes control of the Republic and corrupts Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) to be his dark apprentice, Darth Vader. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) must confront his fallen friend in an epic lightsaber duel.


    Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) (licensed from 20th Century Fox)

    Young farm boy Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is thrust into a galaxy of adventure when he intercepts a distress call from the captive Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). The event launches him on a daring mission to rescue her from the clutches of Darth Vader and the evil Empire.


    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    The Rebels scatter after the Empire attacks their base on the ice planet Hoth. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) are pursued by Imperials, while Luke (Mark Hamill) trains with Jedi Master Yoda. Luke must battle Darth Vader and learns the shocking truth of his past.



    Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)


    The Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star. The Rebel fleet counters with a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) confronts Darth Vader in a final climactic duel.



    Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)


    As Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is missing when the galaxy needs him most. It’s up to Rey (Daisy Ridley), a desert scavenger, and Finn (John Boyega), a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy.



    Star Wars: The Last Jedi (to be released theatrically in December 2017)


    Star Wars: Episode IX (to be released theatrically in 2019)

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)


    The first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, recounts events just prior to those seen in Star Wars: A New Hope. The adventure follows a daring band of unlikely heroes on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things and, in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

    Standalone Han Solo Star Wars Film (to be released theatrically in 2018)


    SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

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    About Corus Entertainment Inc.


    Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.


    About Lucasfilm Ltd.


    Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

    About The Walt Disney Studios

    For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.



    For more information, please contact:

    Ashley Applebaum
    Publicity Manager, Global Television
    Corus Entertainment
    416.860.4217
    ashley.applebaum@corusent.com

    Michelle McTeague
    Publicity Manager, General Entertainment and Kids Content
    Corus Entertainment
    416.966.7724
    michelle.mcteague@corusent.com

    Catrina Jaricot
    Publicity Manager, Women and Lifestyle Content
    Corus Entertainment
    416.479.6397
    catrina.jaricot@corusent.com

    Source: http://www.corusent.com/news/corus-e...ar-wars-films/

    Last edited by lostjon; 06-11-2017 at 01:33 PM.

 

 

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