Cheer Stars, Buying the View and Masters of Flip represent the first in a growing slate of unscripted properties for international distribution from Corus Entertainment
TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment, a leading media and entertainment company, is pleased to announce that it will be introducing three unscripted reality series for international sale at MIPCOM as part of its strategy to own and distribute more content. Through its production and distribution powerhouse, Nelvana, Corus has a long history of international success in the kids programming category. The company has also built market-leading networks on the success of its unscripted reality and lifestyle programs. Corus is expanding its distribution presence at MIPCOM with original content from the company's growing slate of reality series developed for its portfolio of Women's and Family networks. At MIPCOM, Corus will debut Cheer Stars (working title) (10 x 60), Buying the View (26 x 30) and the #1 rated new series on market-leading W Network, Masters of Flip (12 x 60), to the international market.
"As a broadcaster, the successful development and production of breakout programming with great star talent continues to be a cornerstone of our success in Canada," said John MacDonald, Executive Vice President, Television, Head of Women & Family, Corus Entertainment. "We're excited to bring our expanding slate of unscripted programming to MIPCOM, affirming our commitment to international distribution of the best programming in the world."
As commissioning broadcaster of many Canadian series that have become international power houses, including Property Brothers and Love It or List It, Corus is bringing its broadcast and production expertise to a new slate of series with significant international potential. Corus' Women and Family networks include W Network, ABC Spark, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CMT Canada and CosmoTV.
At MIPCOM, Corus will be represented by Rita Carbone Fleury, who will be overseeing the global sales of Corus' original content slate. Carbone Fleury is a seasoned broadcast sales executive with extensive international experience and past clients including Bell Broadcast & New Media Fund, QVF Productions, Verite Films, marblemedia, Studio B Productions, BRB International (Spain), RAI Italian Television Corporation.
Unscripted series being launched at MIPCOM include:
Cheer Stars (working title) (10 x 60)
Cheer Stars follows the members of the reigning World Champion competitive cheerleading team, The Great White Sharks. As well as being athletes idolized by thousands with an intense training schedule, the girls rely on each other to make it through every grueling practice as well as the day-to-day pressures of schoolwork, relationships and part-time jobs that they face off stage. Follow the Sharks as they sweat, fight and sparkle their way through a make-or-break cheer season and strive to defend their world championship title. Cheer Stars is produced by Good Human Productions, in association with W Network.
Buying the View (26 x 30)
Filmed across North America, this new episodic real estate series accompanies buyers on their hunt to find the perfect property that offers, above all else, the most spectacular view imaginable and all the amenities that come with it. Each episode follows the emotional and thrilling trip into luxury real estate—from palatial cottages in the Hamptons and oceanfront homes in Miami's toniest neighborhoods to posh downtown Toronto condos and Manhattan skyscrapers with panoramic riverfront views. The series offers elegant eye popping properties, all with jaw-dropping vistas. Buying the View is produced by Our House Media, in association with W Network.
Masters of Flip (12 x 60)
Masters of Flip follows husband-and-wife house-flipping experts, Kortney and Dave Wilson (CMT Canada's Meet the Wilsons, Kortney & Dave: By Request) as they breathe new life into old, rundown homes in the thrilling world of high stakes house flipping. Each one-hour episode opens with Kortney and Dave house-hunting for properties that have seen better days and gambling on which one to flip to make the most profit. With limited timelines and tight budgets, they take on the challenge of transforming each real estate disaster into a stunning family dream home. Masters of Flip was produced by Rhino Content and developed in association with W Network, Corus Entertainment owns the international distribution rights.
About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. Corus' brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, Rock 101, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh Radio, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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