Corus to Bring Disney Channel to Canada

Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment has signed a long-term agreement with the Disney/ABC Television Group to launch the Disney Channel in Canada.

April 6, 2018

Corus to Bring Disney Channel to Canada

Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment has signed a long-term agreement with the Disney/ABC Television Group to launch the Disney Channel in Canada.

Corus–which also operates YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon and Teletoon, among others channels in the country–has taken both English- and French-language rights to Disney Channel's content and plans to launch the Disney Channel Sept. 1.

At launch, the network will feature shows including "K.C. Undercover," "Girl Meets World," "Austin & Ally" and "Liv and Maddie." Additional Disney-branded kids' television offerings will be rolled out in the future as the shows are transitioned to Corus.

The new agreement expands the relationship between the two companies, which began in 2011 with the launch of the Millennial-targeted service ABC Spark, based on the U.S.'s ABC Family channel.

"We are very excited to take our partnership with the Disney/ABC Television Group to the next level, and proud to be forging a new course for the iconic Disney Channel brand in

Canada," says Doug Murphy, president and chief executive officer, Corus Entertainment. "With an extensive roster of exceptional content to tap into, we look forward to delivering the full Disney Channel experience to families across the country."

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