Canadian television heats up with the launch of Cosmopolitan TV on February 14



    
    Inspired by the World's Bestselling Women's Magazine, CosmoTV Offers
    Women a Sizzling Backstage Pass to Men, Style and Sex...Not Necessarily
    in that Order

    -   CosmoTV's flagship series Oh So Cosmo is the ultimate guide for the
        single girl
    -   The nationwide search is on in the first Canadian CosmoTV Bachelor
        Search
    -   Men, Manolos and martinis every Saturday night with uncut episodes of
        Sex and the City
    -   Supermodels, star-makers and dirty cows punch up CosmoTV's reality
        block
    -   Uncork guilty-pleasure-programming with Hangover Weekends on Saturday
        and Sunday mornings
    -   Sexy stars and retro faves rule the weekend movie schedule on
        CineCosmo
    -   Surf CosmoTV.ca for gotta-try-that sex tips, Cosmo quizzes and
        Canada's most eligible bachelors
    

    TORONTO, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - Women's relationships with men, sex and style
will never be quite the same with the debut of Corus Entertainment's
Cosmopolitan TV on Thursday, February 14. Launched in partnership with Hearst
Corporation and inspired by the world's bestselling women's magazine, this new
addition to the television dial promises fun, flirty and irreverent
entertainment for women. Cosmopolitan TV Canada joins Cosmopolitan Television
networks in Spain and Latin America.

    "There is a lot of excitement about the launch of CosmoTV - this is the
first English-language version of the channel in the world and we're thrilled
that we're offering it to Canadian women," said Susan Ross, Executive Vice
President, General Manager, Lifestyle, Drama and Movies, Corus Entertainment.
"Cosmo is an iconic brand, one that really resonates with young women. And
with Corus' long standing experience in women's specialty television - right
out of the gate we have a good head start at making this a success."

    Targeting women 18-34, CosmoTV programming runs the gamut from comedy to
drama to relationship and reality programming. Like the magazine, the focus
for CosmoTV is men, sex and relationships, packed with the kind of information
that best girlfriends share over drinks. With series like CosmoTV's flagship
show Oh So Cosmo to uncut marathons of Sex and the City and The Bachelor,
CosmoTV will be the go-to channel for a saucy peek into the lifestyle of a
Cosmo Girl.

    Other grabbers on the schedule include The Agency, a seven-part series
following bookers from the top-flight Wilhelmina modeling agency; Abbey and
Janice: Beauty and the Best, a six-parter featuring Britain's Next Top Model
star Abbey Clancy and uber-supermodel Janice Dickinson as they break Abbey
into the American modeling world; and Dirty Cows, a hilarious look at a bunch
of English roses who fight dirty to win the hand - and land - of a wealthy,
handsome farmer.

    Weekend mornings are packed with shows for the Cosmo girl recovering from
a night on the town. CosmoTV's Hangover Weekends has them in mind, with a
program block featuring guilty pleasures like: Beautiful People, Miss Match,
Felicity, Veronica Mars, American Princess, Ladette to Lady, The Bachelor, The
Bachelorette and Abbey and Janice: Beauty and the Best.

    Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, viewers can enjoy hot flicks at home
on CineCosmo - featuring the very best in eye-candy (like Jude Law in Alfie
and Ethan Hawke in Before Sunset), to popcorn favourites (Two Weeks Notice,
Uptown Girls, and Legally Blonde) to iconic 80s classics (Pretty in Pink, Say
Anything, Flashdance and Dirty Dancing).

    On www.cosmotv.ca, the fun continues online with notorious,
gotta-try-that Sex Tips, quintessential Cosmo quizzes, sneak peeks of new
programs, behind the scenes content from Oh So Cosmo and CosmoTV Bachelor
Search voting.

    Starting Thursday, February 14, Cosmopolitan TV will be available to all
Bell ExpressVu customers on channel 608. Ongoing negotiations with additional
carriers are continuing.

    PROGRAMMING DETAILS:

    Oh So Cosmo

    CosmoTV's flagship series, Oh So Cosmo brings Cosmopolitan magazine to
life in a 30-minute weekly show hosted by Cosmo girl Josie Dye. Jam-packed
with the same juicy tips, sexy advice and Cosmo girl secrets that you find on
the magazine rack, this fast-paced half-hour of dish is scheduled to air every
Wednesday at 9 p.m., beginning February 20. The series sneak peeks on
Thursday, February 14 at 10 p.m. as part of the special CosmoTV launch
schedule.

    Abbey and Janice: Beauty and the Best

    Britain's Next Top Model star Abbey Clancy is a girl with ambition. She's
had a crack at the modeling business in Britain and now she's got her sights
set on America. Her partner in crime? The original supermodel, the legendary
Janice Dickinson. As Abbey's manic mentor, she'll be coaching her on castings,
photo shoots and go-sees, giving her a strict supermodel regime to follow and
pushing her to the absolute limit. This funny and frenetic six-part series
airs every Monday at 8 p.m., beginning February 18. Catch a sneak peek on
Thursday, February 14 at 8 p.m. as part of the special CosmoTV launch
schedule.

    The Agency

    This new reality series profiles a group of booking agents at the
Wilhelmina agency and blows open the doors on the business of beautiful people
with a startling look at the lives of the men and women who create some of the
most sought-after and recognizable faces in the world. The half-hour
seven-part series airs every Monday at 9 p.m. with two back-to-back episodes,
beginning February 18. A sneak peek of the series airs at 10:30 p.m. on
Thursday, February 14.

    Dirty Cows

    Take 10 stylin' British babes, add one cold and lofty barn and a young,
rich, handsome farmer looking for love, and you've got a recipe for mayhem,
because to win his heart they're going to have to fight like dirty cows.
Destined to be a hit, Dirty Cows airs every Wednesday at 8 p.m. starting
February 20, and sneak peeks on Thursday, February 14 at 9 p.m.

    About Corus Entertainment

    Cosmopolitan TV is a partnership between Corus Entertainment Inc. and
Hearst Corporation. Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and
entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and
radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio
services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's
animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV,
Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio
stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded
entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A
publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York
(CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

    About Hearst Entertainment and Syndication

    Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, a unit of Hearst Corporation, is the
operating group responsible for Hearst's interests in cable television
networks, television production and distribution, newspaper syndication and
merchandise licensing. Hearst owns substantial stakes in ESPN; A&E Television
Networks, including the A&E, History and Biography channels; Lifetime; and
international Cosmopolitan channels. Cosmopolitan Television was first
launched in Spain in March 2000 and exists in more than 20 countries,
including Spain, Mexico, Argentina and now Canada. Hearst Magazines'
Cosmopolitan, with 58 international editions, is published in 34 languages and
distributed in more than 100 countries. Hearst also owns King Features
Syndicate, a major newspaper syndication and merchandise licensing company.
Hearst Entertainment, Inc. produces reality programming and administers
distribution of Hearst's TV movie library.

    About Hearst Corporation

    Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com) is one of the nation's largest
diversified communications companies. Its major interests span nearly 200
magazines around the world, including Cosmopolitan and O, The Oprah Magazine;
12 daily newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle and San Francisco
Chronicle; 28 television stations through Hearst-Argyle Television (NYSE:  
HTV), which reach a combined 18% of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable
networks, including Lifetime, A&E, The History Channel and ESPN; as well as
business publishing, Internet businesses, television production, newspaper
features distribution and real estate. Cosmopolitan Television was first
launched in Spain in March 2000 and exists in more than 20 countries,
including Spain, Mexico, Argentina and now Canada. Hearst Magazines'
Cosmopolitan, with 58 international editions, is published in 34 languages and
distributed in more than 100 countries.

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For further information:

For further information: Lindsay Smith, Manager, Communications, Corus
Entertainment, (416) 530-2248, lindsay.smith@corusent.com; or Sally Tindal,
Director, Communications, Corus Entertainment, (416) 530-5121,
sally.tindal@corusent.com


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