TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment Inc. is pleased to announce today that the company has entered into new origination deals with a number of Canadian broadcasters to transmit their broadcast feeds from Corus' state-of-the-art media and broadcast facility, Corus Quay.
Building on the company's strategy to leverage Corus Quay's broadcast capabilities with external partners, the origination of DHX Media's television services Disney XD and Disney Junior (English and French) went live this morning from Corus Quay. These services join DHX Media's Family Channel, which already originates from this facility. In addition to DHX Media, Corus recently partnered with FEVA TV to launch their specialty service, and later this year, Corus will also launch Groupe Média TFO's broadcast feed from its media hub.
"Corus Quay's unmatched technical capabilities and adaptability, as well as our expertise in broadcasting, provide broadcasters with a turnkey service to launch their services from our hub," said Scott Dyer, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Corus Entertainment. "By leveraging the scalability of Corus Quay, we plan to expand this part of our business with additional opportunities currently in the works."
In addition to providing origination services for third party broadcasters, Corus also originates 24 of its own networks from Corus Quay, including YTV, Treehouse, TELETOON, Nickelodeon (Canada), Cartoon Network, W Network, CosmoTV, Movie Central, HBO Canada, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, CMT and ABC Spark, among others.
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, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh FM London, 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 corusent.com
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For further information: Sally Tindal, Corus Entertainment, [email protected], 416 479 6107