Corus Signs Content Deals with Discovery Channel for TLC in Poland and DLife in MENA, A+E Networks UK for Lifetime® in the United Kingdom and Sub-Saharan Africa, and Foxtel for LifeStyle YOU in Australia
Masters of Flip now available in more than 90 territories,
Buying the View in more than 60 territories and
Cheer Squad now in Australia
TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - With a growing slate of globally distributed content, Corus Entertainment Inc. announced today it has sold fan-favourite Canadian lifestyle series Masters of Flip and Buying the View in multiple territories worldwide and unscripted docu-series Cheer Squad in Australia.
"Our offering of premium, unscripted content continues to resonate with buyers worldwide, cementing our presence as a strong player in global content distribution," said John MacDonald, Senior Vice President, Women and Lifestyle Content, Corus Entertainment. "With a slate of new programming in development, we look forward to announcing additional offerings in the weeks to come."
MASTERS OF FLIP (26x60')
The first two seasons of Masters of Flip have now sold to Discovery Channel for TLC in Poland and DLife in MENA, and to A+E Networks UK for the entertainment channel Lifetime® in the United Kingdom and Sub-Saharan Africa. Corus previously announced the sales of Masters of Flip to Nine Entertainment Co. (Nine Network) in Australia (seasons one and two), Life Inspired in Singapore, Hong Kong/Macau, Taiwan, Indonesia and Malaysia/Brunei (season one), Discovery Channel in Norway (season one), and Scripps Networks in the U.S. (season one). With these sales, Masters of Flip is now available in more than 90 territories worldwide.
Hit lifestyle series Masters of Flip features the dynamic super couple Kortney and Dave Wilson, who take on the challenge of transforming their rundown real estate investments into stunning and sellable family homes. Working with limited timelines and budgets, this real life husband and wife make their refreshingly positive outlook the driving force behind their projects. Despite the ever present "renovation frustration," they remain upbeat and kind to contractors, trades people and most importantly to each other! The series is produced by Rhino Content and developed in association with Corus Entertainment.
BUYING THE VIEW (26x30')
The first season of Buying the View has now sold to Discovery Channel for TLC in Poland and DLife in MENA. Corus previously announced sales of Buying the View to Nine Network in Australia, AETN in Asia, and CS Media Group's Dove Channel in Italy. With these sales, the series is now available in more than 60 territories around the world.
Buying the View features luxurious properties with spectacular views, from sprawling beaches in Miami to Toronto's glittering and expanding skyline, to the majestic mountain chalets in Whistler. In each half-hour episode, viewers join realtors and potential buyers on the hunt for homes where the million dollar view always seals the deal. The series is produced by Our House Media in association with Corus Entertainment.
CHEER SQUAD (10x60')
The first season of Cheer Squad has now sold to Foxtel for LifeStyle YOU in Australia. The Great White Sharks are a sisterhood, there for each other through first loves, new jobs, bad breakups, and everything in between. But they are also elite athletes, idolized by thousands and members of the best all-star cheerleading team in the world. Cheer Squad will follow the two-time World Cheerleading Champions on the long road to defending their title as they try to balance life off the mat with the all-consuming battle to stay on top.
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 include Bell Broadcast & New Media Fund, QVF Productions, Vérité Films, marblemedia, Studio B Productions, BRB International (Spain), RAI Italian Television Corporation. For further sales inquiries, visit Rita Carbone Fleury, Worldwide Sales, this MIPCOM at Stand P-1.A0 — Telefilm Booth.
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 Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, sports and kids programming brands. Reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery's portfolio includes the global brands Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports content across Europe. Discovery reaches audiences across all screens through digital-first programming from Discovery VR, Seeker and SourceFed Studios, as well as over-the-top and TV Everywhere offerings including Eurosport Player, Dplay, Discovery K!ds Play and Discovery GO. In Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 20 Discovery brands reach 552 million cumulative viewers in 109 countries and territories with programming customized in 21 languages. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
About A+E Networks UK
A+E Networks® UK is a joint venture between A+E Networks® and Sky. Its portfolio of high-quality, ground-breaking factual and entertainment channels includes HISTORY®, Lifetime®, Crime + Investigation®, and H2®. A+E Networks® UK launched in November 1995 and now operates 19 channels, with 121 million subscriptions, broadcasting into 45 million homes across 90 countries in the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, Central & Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.
Foxtel is one of Australia's most progressive and dynamic media companies, directly employing around 2,800 people and delivering a diverse subscription television service over cable, satellite and broadband distribution. We offer a better entertainment experience every day to each one of our 2.9 million subscribing homes through delivery of new and inspiring programming across all genres, the world's most popular channel brands, and investment in high quality local content. As constant champions of innovation we have brought customers the iQ personal digital recorder, Australia's largest HD offering, the Foxtel Go App for tablets and mobile devices, internet TV service, Foxtel Play, subscription on demand (SVOD) entertainment service, Presto and television, broadband and home phone bundles with Foxtel internet and voice services delivered over Australia's largest telecommunications network. Foxtel is owned by Telstra Corporation Limited ACN 051 775 556 (50%) and News Corporation (50%). foxtel.com.au
SOURCE Corus Entertainment Inc.
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