CHEX-TV Peterborough, Channel 12 Durham and CKWS Kingston to broadcast CTV's lineup of hit series and increase local news coverage
TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2015 /CNW/ - Beginning today, Corus Entertainment's three Eastern Ontario Television Channels – CHEX-TV in Peterborough, Channel 12 in Oshawa and CKWS-TV in Kingston – will broadcast news, sports, information and entertainment programming from CTV's hit lineup. The switch is a result of a comprehensive program supply arrangement announced in May.
"We are thrilled that the new Bell Media agreement will give us the flexibility to expand our top-rated local programming and bolster it with the very best CTV programming from across the country," said Dave McCutcheon, General Manager, Corus Radio and Television, Peterborough, Kingston and Oshawa, Corus Entertainment.
As part of the new programming lineup, viewers will see the best of CTV's hit programs including The Amazing Race Canada, Saving Hope and CTV National News. Additionally, local news coverage will be increased. Monday to Friday, the channels will air local news from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. as well as a local weekend news watch program on Saturday evenings from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. With this arrangement, CTV's half-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.
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 14 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]