Sales of original series on international and French Canadian markets secured
Corus Studios increases order of episodes for Large Food Bucket List, gut work, Rust Valley Restaurateurs, and more
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TORONTO, January 13, 2022 /CNW/ – Corus studios started the year off on a high note with more than 250+ hours new sales in the first quarter to broadcasters Germany, Poland, France, the UK and additional agreements obtained for French Canada.
“We’re starting the new year seeing a growing global appetite for lifestyle, factual and unscripted content from Corus Studios,” said Lisa Godfrey, Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios. “As we expand our current productions and solidify our slate of new series coming later this year, we are delivering on our commitment to deliver even more compelling content to buyers.”
Corus Studios Sales Highlights:
Discovery in Germany picked up season 3 of Bryan’s Island (10×60) and renewed flip masters (Season 1 – 12×60 and Season 2 – 14×60). Bakery Review Series, Project reconfiguration (Season 1 – 10×60) was sold at SevenOne Entertainment Group in Germany.
Canal+ in Poland won two more seasons of Backyard constructions (Season 3 – 11×30 and Season 4 – 8×30), while Telewizja WP in Poland ordered additional episodes of History erased (Season 2 – 4×60 and Season 3 – 6×60) and Coming home with Kortney and Kenny (Season 2 – 10×60) for their slate.
6TER in France secures all episodes of the renovations series $ in bank My Reno (Seasons 1-4 – 56×30) and adds Season 4 of Backyard constructions (8×30) to their schedule.
Discovery in the UK signed an agreement for Bryan’s Island (Seasons 1-3 – 31×60), while the UK ITV gained another season of The great pastry (Season 2 – 18×60) and Coming home with Kortney and Kenny (Season 2 – 10×60).
In addition, French language rights extend with Quebecor content the acquisition of seven Corus Studios series including masters of fire, (Season 2 – 20×60), Showdown of junior chefs (Season 2 – 8×60), Rock-solid constructions (Season 1 – 10×60), Bryan’s Island (Season 3 – 10×60) and adds Overhaul of the family home (Season 1 – 8×60), Coming home with Kortney and Dave (Season 1 – 10×60) and Home to Win (Season 1 – 10×60) to their SVOD offerings. Bell Media picked up $ in bank My Reno, (Season 4 – 14×30), and Scott’s Vacation Home Rules (Season 1 – 10×60 and Season 2 – 12×60) for French Canada. The sales were negotiated by Rita Carbone Fleury, Head of Global Sales for Corus Studios.
Corus Studios is responding to continued demand for its current productions by adding a total of 18 episodes to several series that will air in 2022/2023. Series with an extended episode count include: gut work (Season 1 – 12×60), Farm facelift (Season 2 – 10×60), Large Food Bucket List (Season 3 – 20×30), Rust Valley Restaurateurs (Season 4 – 10×60), and Sarah’s Mountain Escape (Season 1 – 10×60 – 2023). This catalog expansion follows the last edition of Corus Studios green light announcement for Resort Renovation (7×60 – 2023).
The Corus Studios sales team is made up of Rita Carbone Fleury, Head of Global Sales, Pooja Nirmal Kant, overseeing sales in Asia and Central and Eastern Europe and Leila Formoso, representing sales for Latin America and certain European territories.
For the full catalog of content available from Corus Studios, visit www.corusstudios.com
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, HISTORY®, 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 recognized creator and distributor of content 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 Can Press. Corus’ list of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, 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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