Oh Brother! Casting for Season 5 of Global's Big Brother Canada Launches Today

Apply Online at BigBrotherCanada.ca

Big Brother Canada Season 5 Airing on Global in Spring 2017

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TORONTO, July 20, 2016 /CNW/ - After an action-packed fourth season which saw an of average of nearly 1.2 million viewers per episode*, Global's smash hit original series Big Brother Canada returns with casting for its fifth season now underway. Canadians who think they have what it takes can apply online at BigBrotherCanada.ca beginning today. The online submission deadline is October 24, 2016.

The next crop of dynamic and outrageous Canadians interested in appearing on the must-see series can apply online with a short video about why they are the ideal houseguest, along with a photo. Applicants must be 19 years of age by February 1, 2017. Additional information, including a complete list of rules and eligibility, can be found at BigBrotherCanada.ca.

Airing exclusively on Global in spring 2017, Big Brother Canada plucks a group of hand-picked strangers from their homes, sequesters them from the outside world, and places them inside a house outfitted wall-to-wall with cameras and microphones that capture their every move. Competing for a grand cash prize, each week the houseguests battle in a series of challenges that give them power or punishment, voting each other out until the fate of the final two is decided by a jury of fellow houseguests.

Season 18 of Big Brother is currently airing Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT, and Thursdays at 9 pm ET/PT on Global. Fans can catch up on all the action the day following the broadcast on GlobalTV.com and Global Go.

*Source: Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, Ind.2+ AMA (000) (Jan4/2016 – May15/2016 vs. Jan5/2015 – May27/2015)

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About Corus Entertainment  
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 Insight Production Company Ltd.
Insight Productions – producers of Big Brother Canada, the most watched reality program across specialty channels in the country and The Amazing Race Canada, the most watched Canadian show on record – is Canada's most established content producer.  Big Brother Canada, The Amazing Race Canada, The JUNO Awards 2015, Canada's Walk of Fame, and How To Change The World are collectively nominated for 16 Canadian Screen Awards in 2016.  Headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby, Insight is an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming in every genre and includes in its development slate the scripted series Hardwood.

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For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Rachelle Marion, Publicity Coordinator, Global Television, 416-324-7411, rachelle.marion@corusent.com; Ashley Applebaum, Publicity Manager, Global Television, 416-934-8481, ashley.applebaum@corusent.com


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