CORUS STUDIOS ENTERS THE PARANORMAL GENRE WITH THE ADDITION OF REPOSSESSED AND EXPANDS ITS OFFERINGS WITH NEW SEASONS OF DEADMAN’S CURSE, THE BIG BAKE AND STYLED

At Pamela’s Garden of Eden Sales extend to Australia, Israel and Main European Countries

Corus Studios confirms over 800 hours of original content sales ahead of MIPCOM

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TORONTO, October 14, 2022 /CNW/ – Corus studios today announced the addition of a new series of paranormal investigations Reprise (8×60) joining its catalog of premium content for international distribution. The Corus Studios library continues to grow with new seasons in a variety of genres, including the gold-hunting adventures of The curse of the deadSeason 2 (8×60), Larger Than Life Holiday Themed Baking Contest Series The great pastrySeason 4 (14×60) and Home Renovation Trending Series StylizedSeason 2 (8×60) which will be added to Corus Studios’ portfolio of global offerings.

“The addition of fascinating new series Reprise underscores our continued commitment to creating compelling content, bringing real stories to life, and bringing them to viewers around the world,” said Lisa Godfrey, Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios. “As our library of diverse and intriguing content continues to expand, we are focused on meeting demand across multiple popular genres such as crime, paranormal and investigative for platforms around the world.”

The new original series from Corus Studios Reprise is led by a popular paranormal investigator Moe Sargipsychic medium Leitreanna Brown and researcher Marika Simonas they cross North America in search of the most haunted objects and desperate owners who need their help. The series will air on The HISTORY® Channel and joins the new season of beat the crimeSeason 4 as part of the paranormal and crime offerings available at MIPCOM.

Corus Studios Sales Highlights:

Ahead of MIPCOM, new deals include several international sales for highly anticipated series At Pamela’s Garden of Eden (8×60) featuring pop culture icon Pamela Anderson, ahead of its Canadian premiere, debuting November 3 on HGTV Canada. In addition to the previously announced first pre-sale of At Pamela’s Garden of Eden at Hulu in the WEsales are also confirmed at foxtel in Australia, GROUP M6 (Paris Première and 6ter channels) in France, Italyit is Sky Italy, Talpa TV in the Netherlands, Portugalit is SCI, Polandit is ZoomTV of Kino Polska Groupand tallit in Israel.

additional seasons of Big Chocolate Showdown returned to The CW Network in the United States, which aired Season 3 (8×60) and premiered Season 2 (8×60) on The CW app and CWTV.com. The gourmet dessert competition series was a Top 10 show on Food Network Canada this spring* and is set to return for its fourth season on Food Network Canada in 2023.

As part of the expanded output deal with US streaming platform Hulu, new titles heading to the platform include Reprise (8×60) and Sarah’s Mountain Escape (8×60), Season 1.

Overseas, Corus Studios content continues to attract attention with Germanyit is Seven.One pick up StylizedSeason 1 (8×60) and The curse of the deadSeason 1 (8×60). Portugalit is SCI acquires Farm facelift (Season 1 and 2 – 18×60) and Hoarder House Pinball MachinesSeason 1 (6×60). Talpa TV in the Netherlands acquired the second season of Project reconfiguration (10×60) and the four seasons of flip masters (42×60). Israelit is tallit picked up Scott’s Vacation Home RulesSeason 2 (13×60) for their schedule.

The UKit is TVI continues to dive into the food genre by acquiring another season of The great pastrySeason 3 (14×60) and Big Chocolate Showdown (Seasons 1-3 – 24×60).

In Asia, Corus Studios is expanding into new markets, including TrueVisions in Thailandsecure food travel diary series Large Food Bucket List (Season 2 and 3 – 40×30) and grill competition series masters of fire Season 3, series A (10×60), while TV box in Vietnam picked up The curse of the deadSeason 1 (8×60).

In addition, French language rights extend with Quebecor content pick up At Pamela’s Garden of Eden (8×60), The great pastrySeason 2 (18×60), Hoarder House Pinball MachinesSeason 1 (6×60) and Farm faceliftSeason 1 (10×60) for its linear and SVOD platforms.

Corus Studios’ sales were brokered by Rita Carbone FleuryHead of Global Sales for Corus Studios, Leila Formosorepresenting sales for Latin America and certain European territories, and Pooja Nirmal Kantoverseeing sales Asia and Central and Eastern Europe.

Corus Studios’ original content team leading its line of Lifestyle and Factual series is led by industry executives Colin Bohm, executive vice president of content and corporate strategy, Lisa Godfrey, vice -Senior President of Original Content and Corus Studios, Krista Look, longtime TV veterans, VP, Original Content, Lifestyle, and Rachel Nelson, VP, Original Content, Scripted, Factual and Kids. Reprise is produced by Sphere Media with executive producers Andrea Griffith, Corinna Lehr and Marlo Miazgaand Jesse Barkley as production manager for The HISTORY Channel. The great pastry is produced by Nikki Ray Media Agency with Debbie Brown as a production executive for Food Network Canada. Stylized is produced by Great Pacific Media, with Dora Fong and Lynne Carter as executives of HGTV Canada in charge of production. The curse of the dead is produced by Great Pacific Media, with Mary Knight as an executive in charge of production. At Pamela’s Garden of Eden is produced by Fireworks Media Group with Marni Goldman as Production Executive for HGTV Canada. Pamela Anderson is represented by APA.

For the full catalog of Corus Studios content, visit www.corusstudios.com

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*Source: Numeris PPM data, Total Canada, SP’22 STD (Jan 3-May 15/22), confirmed data, 3+ airings, A25-54, AMA(000), Food Network Canada.

Corus Studios is a division of Corus Entertainment.

About Corus Studios
Established in 2015, Corus Studios, a division of Corus Entertainment, is a premium content studio that develops, produces and distributes a wide range of original, unscripted and factual content worldwide. Delivering dynamic programming that entertains, informs and engages audiences across all platforms, Corus Studios content is featured on Corus’ suite of channels, including HGTV Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Food Network Canada and SLICE™. To date, Corus Studios content has been sold in over 150 territories around the world.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers premium brands and content to platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings includes 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, animation software , technologies and multimedia services. Corus is an internationally renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world-class animation studio expert in all formats, and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of best-selling scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software provider Toon Boom and children’s book publisher, Kids CanPress. Corus’ list of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105 and CFOX, as well as widely distributed Canadian broadcast platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the Global TV app and Curiouscast. For more information, visit www.corusent.com.

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