Corus Entertainment

Corus Entertainment Inc. () is a publicly traded Canadian media and entertainment company.

Corus is a leading Canadian specialty television and radio producer, with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse TV, W Network, Movie Central, CMT, Encore Avenue, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI, CILQ (Q107 Toronto), and CKRY (Country 105 Calgary). Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms.

Corus Entertainment's voting majority is held by the company's founder JR Shaw and his family, which also owns cable operator Shaw Communications, from which Corus was spun off in 1999. To this day, news articles involving the company sometimes claim, erroneously, that Corus is a Shaw subsidiary. However the companies continue to have close ties due to their common ownership; for example, Corus manages advertising services (e.g. TV listings and informercial channels) for Shaw-owned cable systems, and Shaw is a frequent national advertiser on Corus channels despite its regionalized footprint.

Board of Directors

Current members of the board of directors of Corus Entertainment are: Pierre Béland, John Cassaday, Dennis Erker, Carolyn Hursh, Wendy Leaney, Ronald Rogers, Cathy Roozen, Terrance Royer, Julie Shaw, and Heather Shaw.

Key executives

  • John Cassaday, President and CEO
  • Heather Shaw, Executive Chair



Conventional television stations

Specialty television services

In addition, Corus also has an ownership interest in Qubo, a United States-based children's programming block and digital television network; and KidsCo, a European children's specialty channel.

Premium television services

Radio stations


  • Nelvana; a production and distribution company of children's animation programs


  • Kids Can Press; a children's book publishing company

Advertising & marketing

  • Corus Custom Networks; a television advertising service
  • DeepSky; a marketing company


  • Max Trax; a digital television music radio service

See also

External links


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