Monday, December 02, 2019

Corus to Debut STACKTV Package and Nickelodeon SVOD Channel on Amazon Prime in Canada

Update (12/2) - YTV has launched Nick+ on Amazon Prime Video Channels in Canada! The new Nickelodeon Amazon Video Channel allows viewers to watch Nickelodeon anytime, anywhere commercial free.

Originally published: Monday, June 03, 2019.

Official Corus Entertainment Inc. Press Release via CorusEnt.com:

CORUS DEBUTS STACKTV
ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO CHANNELS

Multi-Channel Package Featuring 12 Top Tier Networks Live and On-Demand Will Be Available to Amazon Prime Members in Canada

Hit Series from Global, Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, W Network, HISTORY®, Adult Swim, Slice, Showcase, National Geographic, Teletoon, Treehouse, and YTV Broadcast Live and On-Demand

Beloved Kids Series Also Available On-Demand through Nickelodeon SVOD Channel

For additional photography and press kit material visit: www.corusent.com


For Immediate Release

TORONTO, June 3, 2019 – Corus Entertainment announced today a new multi-channel television package called STACKTV, featuring 12 top-tier linear networks, as part of Amazon’s upcoming Prime Video Channels launch. Available soon to Prime members in Canada, STACKTV includes some of the best entertainment, drama, lifestyle and kids television channels, delivering audiences the latest episodes of hit series live and on-demand.

STACKTV will include: Global, Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, W Network, HISTORY®, Adult Swim, Slice, Showcase, National Geographic, Teletoon, Treehouse and YTV.

“Canadians rely on Corus for powerhouse brands and hit series, and STACKTV is another way we’re working with new distributors to deliver our diverse portfolio of premium broadcast content to new audiences,” said Doug Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Corus Entertainment. “We know that choice and accessibility are important for our viewers, and working with Amazon through Prime Video Channels allows Corus to extend its reach to new viewers, giving them the live and on-demand content from the channels they love.”

Through STACKTV viewers will be able to watch new and returning series from their favourite television channels, live and on-demand, such as: long-running hits Survivor and Big Brother alongside buzz worthy new series like Prodigal Son and Evil from Global; deliciously delectable shows like Top Chef Canada and Duff Takes the Cake from Food Network Canada; record-breaking series like Island of Bryan and upcoming series Property Brothers: Forever Home from HGTV Canada; must-see reality series like Vanderpump Rules and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills from Slice; gripping series like Alone and Vikings from HISTORY®; highly anticipated animated series like Rick & Morty from Adult Swim; awe-inspiring programs like Wicked Tuna and Hot Zone from National Geographic; and popular kids programming like Thomas and Friends from Treehouse, Teen Titans GO! from Teletoon, and The Loud House from YTV.

Providing viewers with every type of content they need, Corus also delivers beloved kids series through the Nickelodeon subscription video on-demand (SVOD) channel. Offering viewers a combination of live action, animation, and the best of Nick Jr. programming, the Nickelodeon channel is the ultimate destination for side-splitting, kid-friendly fun. Kids can watch their favourite Nickelodeon shows all day, every day, including brand new series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, returning favourites Henry Danger, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Dora, and Shimmer and Shine, and beloved classics like SpongeBob SquarePants and Rugrats, as well as specials like Blurt! and SpongeBob: The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom.

The STACKTV package of channels will be available to Amazon Prime members in Canada for an additional $12.99 per month, and the Nickelodeon SVOD channel will be available for $5.99 per month, plus applicable taxes. Prime Video Channels will be available via the existing Prime Video app to watch anytime, anywhere on smart TVs, iOS and Android mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick and more. To learn more about Prime Video, visit www.PrimeVideo.com.

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About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

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The news follows Nickelodeon launching the Nick Hits SVOD channel on Amazon Prime in the U.S.

In additional news, Corus Entertainment has announced YTV and Treehouse's exciting fall/winter 2019 line-up, including lots of brand-new programming from Nickelodeon!

YTV

YTV, a Top 10 ranking specialty network for adults 25-54* and the #1 kids channel for K6-11***** debuts new series Los Casagrandes, a spinoff of hit The Loud House which is also returning for a new season. In addition, the revival of pop-culture sensation series All That, and competition series America’s Most Musical Family join the family-friendly schedule.

Also coming this fall, YTV delivers new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants and the 2D-animated series based on the popular ninja team, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Los Casagrandes (20×30) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
The Casagrandes, a spinoff of animated hit The Loud House, follows Lincoln Loud’s friend Ronnie Anne and her extended family, the Casagrandes, living together in the big city and exploring the endless possibilities urban life has to offer.

All That (13×30) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
Pop-culture phenomenon All That is returning for a new generation of kids. The new weekly sketch-comedy series will showcase an all-new cast of kids, with original cast members such as Kel Mitchell, Josh Server and Lori Beth Denberg making special appearances. Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell will be serving as executive producers.

America’s Most Musical Family (wt) (12×30) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
This brand-new competition series, produced by The Intellectual Property Corporation, and Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman (So You Think You Can Dance), follows the nationwide search for the most talented family in America.

TREEHOUSE

The country’s #1 preschool network, (K2-5)***** Treehouse brings back the much-loved puppy named Blue for the new interactive series Blue’s Clues & You!. Returning programming includes a new season of Thomas & Friends, on his global adventure visiting Italy and Brazil, and Sesame Street celebrates the milestone 50th season of the longstanding children’s program, featuring iconic characters viewers know and love like Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Big Bird.

The channel also welcomes new episodes of live-action series Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, as well as the playful Peppa Pig, and Sunny Day.

Blue’s Clues & You! – (20×30) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
In Blue’s Clues & You!, beloved puppy Blue invites viewers to join her and the new live-action host, Broadway star Josh Dela Cruz, on a clue-led adventure to solve a daily puzzle. With each signature paw print, Blue identifies clues in her animated world that propel the story and inspires viewers to interact with the action. Premiering this fall, the series features all-new CG animation and updates to favourite characters.

Official Amazon Canada Press Release via CNW:

Amazon to Launch Prime Video Channels for Canada

Beginning soon, Prime members will be able to add a wide range of live and on-demand TV and streaming entertainment channels to Prime Video, including hayu, STARZ, Super Channel and the STACKTV multi-channel package, which includes 12 TV networks from Corus Entertainment, and more

Prime Video Channels will be available as paid monthly subscriptions, from as little as CDN$3.99 per month, with no long term contracts and anytime cancellation

All channels will be available via the Prime Video app; customers will be able to enjoy the same user experience as Prime Video, including the ability to easily subscribe and watch anywhere at any time, offering a simple and straightforward way to choose the TV entertainment they want to watch


SEATTLE, WA, June 3, 2019 /CNW/ - (NASDAQ: AMZN) Amazon today announced the upcoming launch of Prime Video Channels for Canada. Prime Video Channels will allow customers to get even more out of their Prime memberships by adding their favourite TV stations and streaming channels for a low monthly subscription fee, without the need to enter a lengthy contract, and the convenience of a single account, login and user experience. Prime Video Channels subscriptions that will soon be available for Canada include hayu, STARZ, Nickelodeon as well as STACKTV, a multi-channel package from Corus Entertainment that will feature the latest episodes of hit shows from 12 popular networks live and on-demand.

"We are excited to soon bring even more selection to our Prime members in Canada with the upcoming launch of Prime Video Channels," said Greg Hart, Vice President of Amazon Prime Video. "By simplifying our customers' entertainment experience all within the Prime Video app, we can make it even easier to select, subscribe and enjoy TV shows and movies from our channel providers, like STARZ, hayu and Nickelodeon. Prime Video Channels also allows us to team up with Canadian content producers and broadcasters like Corus Entertainment to build unique products like STACKTV for our Canadian Prime members."

"Corus is committed to providing best in class content to our audiences wherever and whenever they want it, and STACKTV delivers exactly that," said Doug Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Corus Entertainment. "Working with Amazon to provide top tier TV brands through Prime Video Channels allows us to reach new audiences, while offering consumers ease of access, choice, and must-see content."

Prime members in Canada will be able to select from a variety of channels that not only provide easy access to their favourite TV shows and movies, all in one place, but also channels that bring popular Canadian content to their fingertips to enjoy anywhere, anytime. On the new STACKTV group of channels from Corus, viewers will be able to access a variety of content, like hit series Top Chef Canada from Food Network Canada; home improvement programming like Island of Bryan and Property Brothers from HGTV Canada; compelling series like Vikings from HISTORY; kids programming like Max & Ruby from Treehouse; and fan-favourite hits like Big Brother Canada from Global.

In addition to great, Canadian programming, Prime members will be able to stream popular series including buzzworthy dramas like The Act, a STARZ exclusive in Canada, and STARZ's upcoming supernatural, spy thriller The Rook, that will debut June 30, hit reality TV shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians and its spin-offs – and both The Real Housewives and Million Dollar Listing franchises on hayu, and the reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race, alongside other diverse and inclusive programming for customers in Canada, on OUTtv. Prime members will also be able to subscribe to the Nickelodeon channel, the best of Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Nick Retro all in one spot, to watch shows like SpongeBob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer instantly or downloaded to watch on the go.

Channels benefits for Prime members include:

-- Selection
- Tens of thousands of new titles
- Access to live TV and on-demand content
- Latest episodes of popular TV shows available same day or day-after broadcast

-- Customer control:
- Easy to subscribe and watch
- Free trials on most channels
- Download to go for select on-demand content
- Easy to cancel at any time

-- Seamless experience:
- Single login account and billing method
- Easy to find content, all housed within the Prime Video app
- Streamlined watchlist and consolidated search and browse

Prime Video Channels will be available via the existing Prime Video app to watch anytime, anywhere on smart TVs, iOS and Android mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick and more. For a full list of capable devices, please visit www.primevideo.com/help.

Additional subscriptions will be added in the coming months. Prime Video Channels subscriptions, along with monthly pricing in CDN$ (plus applicable taxes), that will be available at launch for Canada include:

- Acorn TV – Exclusive originals, addictive dramas, arresting mysteries and more from Britain and beyond, including fan favorites such as Doc Martin, A Place to Call Home, and Line of Duty for $7.49.

- hayu – From NBCUniversal International, has loads of shows the same day as TV and thousands of episodes of binge-worthy reality series right from the beginning; hayu is Canada's home of reality programming for $5.99.
Hollywood Suite – Unlimited access to the movies that shaped the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s , plus essential Hollywood classics from the Golden Age, all for $4.99.

- Love Nature – Discover nature through original series, shorts and documentaries for the whole family, presented in 4K and HD for $3.99.
MGM – Offering hit television series, as well as popular and classic films from MGM Studios for $3.99. Titles include Get Shorty, Teen Wolf, the ROCKY collection, Legally Blonde 1&2, Overboard (1987), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999 and 1968), Silence of the Lambs, Hoosiers and Barbershop 1&2.

- Nickelodeon – Popular kids TV programming targeted to pre-schoolers and young adults, including favourites Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, iCarly and more for $5.99.

- OUTtv – Canada's national LGBTQ+ television network that offers hits like RuPaul's Drag Race along with a compelling mix of drama, comedy, talk, documentaries and award-winning movies for $3.99.

- Shudder – The largest selection of high-quality, handpicked classics and original horror, thrillers, and supernatural for $5.99.
Smithsonian Channel – Award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science and pop culture for $3.99.

- STACKTV – Offering the latest episodes of hit shows from 12 of Corus' great networks. This all-in, entertainment multi-pack from Corus includes popular shows like NCIS, Big Brother and Survivor for $12.99. Customers can enjoy both live and on-demand programming, including content from Adult Swim, Food Network, Global, HGTV, History, National Geographic, Slice, Showcase, Teletoon, Treehouse, W Network and YTV.
STARZ – STARZ is the home in Canada for all new STARZ Original series, full seasons of hit television series, and a vast library of all-time favourite Hollywood movies. Available for $5.99.

- Sundance Now – Offers a gripping and rich selection of true crime, fiercely intelligent thrillers, and heart-stopping dramatic series from around the world for $6.99.

- Super Channel – Four diverse linear channels plus on demand, with access to hits including Harlots, Mr. Mercedes, Pure and When Calls the Heart as well as access to library films and e-sports, all for $9.99.

To learn more about Prime Video, visit www.PrimeVideo.com.

Along with access to critically acclaimed and award-winning Amazon Original series and thousands of popular movies and TV episodes through Prime Video, Prime Video Channels will join the growing list of benefits for Prime members in Canada including unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, FREE One-Day Delivery in 19 cities and towns, FREE Same-Day Delivery in Toronto and Vancouver, Prime Music, Twitch Prime, Amazon Photos and more.

Prime Video Channels for Canada follows the launches of Prime Video Channels in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan, which combined give Prime members access to over 300 channel subscriptions that can be added to their membership.

About Prime Video
Amazon Original series and popular movies and TV shows are available for Prime Video members to stream or download and enjoy anytime, anywhere at no additional cost to a Prime Video membership in more than 200 countries and territories. Members can watch via the Prime Video app on Fire TV stick, compatible Android and iOS phones and tablets, popular LG and Samsung Smart TVs, Android TV by Sony, Sony PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Apple TV 3 or 4, or online at PrimeVideo.com.

About Amazon
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children's book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus' roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

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