Corus Entertainment Inc. (stylized as corus., and also COrUs in their previous logo) is a Canadian multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate company headquartered at the Corus Quay in Toronto, Ontario. Formed in 1999 as a spin-off from Shaw Communications, it has prominent holdings in the radio, publishing, and television industries.
|Industry||Mass media, broadcasting|
|Predecessors||Alliance Atlantis (Broadcasting assets)|
Western International Communications
|Founded||September 1, 1999|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Revenue||$1.647 billion CAD (2018)|
Number of employees
Toon Boom Animation
Kids Can Press
TELETOON Canada, Inc.
YTV Canada, Inc.
Corus has a large presence in Canadian broadcasting as owner of the national Global Television Network (15 conventional stations), 39 radio stations, and a portfolio of 33 specialty television services. Corus is dominant in Canada's children's television industry through its ownership of the domestic YTV, Teletoon and Treehouse TV networks, the animation studio Nelvana and book publisher Kids Can Press, and local versions of the Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, and Nickelodeon brands.
The second incarnation of Shaw's media division—formed from the properties of the bankrupt Canwest Global—was subsumed by Corus on April 1, 2016, giving it control of the over-the-air Global network and 19 additional specialty channels. In May 2019, Shaw announced that it would sell its shares in Corus for roughly $500 million.