Corus Entertainment's ExploreMusic goes portable with Viigo



    
             Alan Cross and ExploreMusic to Launch on Smartphones
                         Starting Monday, August 17
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment Inc., a market leader in
radio and specialty television, and Viigo Inc., a developer of the popular
mobile content and services platform for smartphones, have once again teamed
up to provide Corus Radio syndicated content to mobile users with BlackBerry
and Windows based devices free of charge with the launch of ExploreMusic, Alan
Cross' new show and web portal about musical discovery and exploration.

    Starting on Monday, August 17, listeners can download an ExploreMusic
version of Viigo that comes complete with all of the content that is on the
website (http://getviigo.com/exploremusic). Music fans can also view the
ExploreMusic Twitter posts from Alan Cross directly from within the
ExploreMusic module, with no need to access Twitter itself, getting
up-to-the-minute band and music industry updates from Alan himself.

    "This is another great opportunity for ExploreMusic fans to connect with
Alan directly," said David Huszar, VP and GM, Corus Interactive and Integrated
Solutions. "Given the popularity of ExploreMusic.com and its daily radio show,
this interactive element is part of our ongoing strategy to connect our
listeners with our hosts and offer our audiences refreshed content on a
minute-to-minute basis."

    "The partnership with Corus is an exciting initiative for Viigo," said
Mark Ruddock, CEO of Viigo. "We are especially pleased to be providing the
ExploreMusic fan base with access to their favourite content, anytime and
anywhere."

    Along with ExploreMusic, Viigo already offers Corus Entertainment brands
AM640 Toronto RADIO, Q107 (Toronto), 102.1 the Edge (Toronto), CKNW AM 980
(Vancouver), 630 CHED (Edmonton), AM900 CHML (Hamilton), AM 770 (Calgary),
CJOB 68 (Winnipeg) and iNews880 (Edmonton) to its users. The ExploreMusic
Viigo build will be available for download at
http://getviigo.com/exploremusic.

    About Corus Entertainment

    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 services, television
broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The
company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network,
CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, 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 Viigo(TM)

    Viigo(TM) is revolutionizing the way users access information on their
smart phone. Every day, people around the world rely on Viigo as their gateway
to a vast array of up-to-the-minute content and useful services, wherever they
are and whenever they need it. In one simple, fully customizable application,
Viigo delivers news, weather, flight schedules and status, real-time sports
scores, stock quotes and market data, entertainment, hotel and restaurant
reviews, blogs, and much more. Viigo is the one application smartphone users
cannot be without.

    Founded in 2004, Viigo Inc. is a privately held company with its
corporate headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information,
visit www.viigo.com. To download Viigo onto your device, go to
www.getviigo.com from your mobile browser.




For further information:

For further information: Magda Krpan, Corus Entertainment, (416)
530-5146, magda.krpan@corusent.com; Matthew Bogart, Viigo Inc., (416)
640-9916, matthew.bogart@viigo.com


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