CHEX-TV Peterborough, Channel 12 Durham and CKWS Kingston to broadcast CTV's lineup of hit programs including The Amazing Race Canada, MasterChef Canada and CTV National News
TORONTO, May 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B) announced today that it has entered into a comprehensive program supply arrangement with Bell Media's CTV, marking a new chapter for Corus' local television channels in Eastern Ontario. This arrangement results in Corus' three channels – CHEX-TV in Peterborough, Channel 12 in Oshawa and CKWS-TV in Kingston – broadcasting news, sports, information and entertainment programming from Bell Media's top-rated network, CTV, effective August 31, 2015.
"We are very pleased to be partnering with Bell Media to bring our audiences and advertisers CTV's stellar lineup of news, sports and entertainment programming," said Dave McCutcheon, General Manager, Corus Radio and Television, Peterborough, Kingston and Ottawa, Corus Entertainment. "As home to two of Canada's longest running heritage channels, our local news stations are recognized as leading voices in their markets. With the addition of CTV News content and programming, we will be offering audiences an exceptional new mix of news and entertainment, while maintaining our commitment to deliver the level of local news that our viewers have come to expect from us."
"We are proud to enter this comprehensive program-supply arrangement with Corus Entertainment, servicing Eastern Ontario," said Richard Gray, Regional Vice-President, General Manager, Radio and TV, Northern and Eastern Ontario, Maritimes, Bell Media. "Expanding the footprint of the CTV brand is a direct reflection of Bell Media's ongoing commitment to making our leading conventional programming lineup available to as many markets as possible."
On August 31, CHEX-TV, Channel 12 and CKWS-TV will launch new broadcast schedules featuring a slate of CTV favourites including hit series The Amazing Race Canada and MasterChef Canada, to name a few. With this arrangement, CTV's one-hour daily national news program, CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme, will be integrated into the programming lineup along with the current local daily Newswatch newscasts. More details will be announced closer to the launch date.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
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.
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 13 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.
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For further information: Sally Tindal, Communications, Corus Entertainment Inc., 416.479.6107, [email protected]; Cristina Mancini, Communications, Corus Entertainment Inc., 416.479.6334, [email protected]