Cosmopolitan TV Launches on Rogers Cable



    
    CosmoTV now available to Rogers Digital Customers with Introductory
    Preview
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment Inc. announced today the
launch of Cosmopolitan TV on Rogers Cable in Ontario and New Brunswick.
CosmoTV is now available as a free preview to all Rogers Digital Cable
customers with a set-top box, starting today. Now, Cosmopolitan TV reaches
close to 5 million households.

    Corus Entertainment's CosmoTV, created in partnership with Hearst
Corporation is inspired by the world's bestselling women's magazine. Like the
iconic brand, the service offers fun, flirty and irreverent entertainment for
women with a focus on men, sex and relationships. Targeted to women 18-34,
CosmoTV programming runs the gamut from comedy to drama to relationship and
reality programming with series like CosmoTV's flagship show Oh So Cosmo, to
uncut marathons of Sex and the City and The Bachelor.

    "There has been a great deal of excitement around the launch of CosmoTV
and the audience reaction to the channel has already more than delivered on
our expectations," says Paul Robertson, President, Television, Corus
Entertainment. "We are really pleased that CosmoTV will now be available to
even more women across Canada. CosmoTV builds on Corus Entertainment's growing
portfolio of women-focused brands - including Canada's No. 1 specialty channel
for women, W Network - that offer Canadian women the services, programs and
the entertainment they are looking for at every stage of their lives."

    Other programs 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 launch Abbey's
career in the American modeling world; and Dirty Cows, a hilarious and cheeky
look at a bunch of English roses who fight dirty to win the hand - and land -
of a wealthy, handsome farmer.

    CosmoTV previews on Rogers channel 262.

    About Cosmopolitan TV

    Cosmopolitan TV is available in close to 5 million homes across Canada.
CosmoTV showcases a mix of entertainment and lifestyle programming, ranging
from comedy and drama series to relationship and Red Hot Reality programming
to blockbuster movies. Its website, www.cosmotv.ca, offers Cosmo girls
everywhere a backstage pass to men, sex, and style: viewers can rate
bachelors, check out the latest programming info, contribute to the message
boards and go behind the scenes at CosmoTV's flagship magazine show Oh So
Cosmo. 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.

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For further information:

For further information: Sally Tindal, Director, Communications, Corus
Entertainment, (416) 530-5121, sally.tindal@corusent.com


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