Tag: Corus Entertainment

Second season of Ranger Rob on the way

Second season of Ranger Rob on the way

Animation
Corus Entertainment, the parent company of studio Nelvana has confirmed that its pre-school series Ranger Rob is going in for a second season. The series follows a 10-year-old ranger-in-training as he ziplines, swings and snowboards around Big Sky Park. In addition, the show’s master toy licensee, Quebec-based Imports Dragon, will launch a line of toys based on the series. Targeting a pre-school audience, the in-development toy line will launch in Canada and select European territories in spring 2018 followed by a broader release in fall 2018. The animated show, which debuted on Corus-owned Treehouse in Canada last fall, will return for an additional 14 episodes though no broadcast date has been set yet. The first 13-episodes of season one of the series was the highest-rated series i
Hotel Transylvania: The Series to premiere on Disney channel in June

Hotel Transylvania: The Series to premiere on Disney channel in June

Channels
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation have revealed the debut details of their new animated series Hotel Transylvania: The Series that is set to premiere on Disney Channel on 25 June. The series is based on the film franchise of the same name. The around half an hour series, produced at the Nelvana studio in Toronto, focuses on the teenage years of Dracula’s daughter Mavis and her three closest friends Hank N Stein, Pedro and Wendy Blob. “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Disney Channel to share the visual and epic storytelling of Hotel Transylvania: The Series with audiences worldwide,” said Nelvana, president, Scott Dyer. “Working with our partners at Sony Pictures Animation, we are excited to build on the incredible global success of the franchise and bring
Nevlana in a pact with Discovery Kids; to show hit animated series in LatAm

Nevlana in a pact with Discovery Kids; to show hit animated series in LatAm

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Starting this May, Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, an international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content, in a pact with Discovery Kids has decided to bring 26 hilarious episodes of its hit animated series The ZhuZhus to kids and families throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Under the new agreement, The ZhuZhus will soon be entertaining young viewers in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. In addition, the company has completed a broadcast extension deal with Discovery Kids for Backyardigans ensuring that the CGI-animated series’ 80 episodes remain on-air in Lat
Animaccord studio and Corus Entertainment to get Masha and the Bear to Treehouse

Animaccord studio and Corus Entertainment to get Masha and the Bear to Treehouse

Animation
Animaccord studio has inked a deal with Corus Entertainment to bring global hit series Masha and the Bear to Treehouse, Canada’s No. 1 preschool network. With the agreement in place, Corus has picked up season one and two of the show and will begin airing it from April 15 at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT. Thereafter, the show will regularly air on Sundays at 10:55 a.m. Thanks to its earlier debuts on Corus’ kids channel Teletoon and on Tele Quebec. Masha has already made plenty of friends in Canada. Till date, the Russian toon has been aired in over 100 countries.  

Jocelyn Hamilton Exits Corus to Join eOne Television

People, Top Stories
Entertainment One Television (eOne Television) has announced the appointment of Jocelyn Hamilton to the role of President, Canada, eOne Television, effective September 8, 2015. In her new role, Hamilton will lead strategic planning and day-to-day management of the independent studio’s television development and production activities in Canada. Working in tandem with eOne Television leadership globally, she is charged with ensuring that eOne continues to deliver world-class scripted and unscripted programming from Canada for distribution across the globe and maintains its leading position in the Canadian market. (more…)

DHX Media records Q3 fiscal results driven by its digital distribution

Animation, Studio, Top Stories
In a period of uncertainty involving new CRTC broadcast regulations and the recent loss of its Disney license to Toronto’s Corus Entertainment, Canada’s DHX Media posted record Q3 fiscal results driven by its digital distribution business. The entertainment company generated US$71.61 million in revenues this quarter, an increase of 195% from US$24.29 million for Q3 2014. Of that 195%, distribution growth accounts for 71%, subscription revenues from last year’s purchase of the Astral Media channels (now DHX Television) makes up 70%, while proprietary production (31%), merchandising and licensing (12%), and producer and service fee revenue (9%) round out the numbers. (more…)

Corus earns exclusive programming rights to all Nick content in Canada

Channels, Licensing, Studio, Top Stories
Corus Entertainment and Nickelodeon are extending their partnership with a new long-term deal that gives Corus exclusive rights to all Nick content across digital and linear platforms in Canada. Under the new licensing deal, Corus is the sole distributor and rights holder of Nickelodeon’s content catalog in Canada, including current shows like Bubble Guppies (pictured) and library titles. (more…)