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Corus sells 250 hours of content, expands StackTV distribution

Renovation Resort’s Scott McGillivray and Bryan Baeumler (photo: Joseph Marranca)

Discovery in Europe and Canal+ in Poland are among the international broadcasters to have taken a share of more than 250 hours of programming from the original production and distribution arm of Canadian broadcaster Corus.

Discovery in the UK acquired three seasons of Island of Bryan, while the UK’s ITV acquired second seasons of The Big Bake and Making It Home with Kortney and Kenny.

Discovery in Germany has picked up the third season of Island of Bryan, while season one of Project Bakeover was sold to SevenOne Entertainment Group.

Canal+ in Poland acquired seasons three and four of Backyard Builds, while Telewizja WP in Poland added seasons two and three of History Erased and season two of Making It Home with Kortney and Kenny to their slate.

France’s 6TER acquired all four seasons of $ave My Reno, in addition to season four of Backyard Builds.

In French Canada, Quebecor Content picked up seven series from Corus Studios, including season two of Fire Masters, season two of Junior Chef Showdown, season one of Rock Solid Builds and season three of Island of Bryan.

Also in French Canada, Bell Media picked up season four of $ave My Reno and season one of Scott’s Vacation House Rules. All deals were brokered by Corus Studios worldwide sales lead Rita Carbone Fleury.

Earlier this week Corus commissioned a new competition series, Renovation Resort (7×60’), fronted by popular Canadian TV personalities Scott McGillivray and Bryan Baeumler. Produced by McGillivray Entertainment, the series is slated to go into production this summer and launch on HGTV Canada in spring 2023. The project sees four teams of contractors battle it out to renovate a lakeside resort.

Elsewhere, the Canadian broadcaster announced that its streaming product StackTV, which is available via Amazon’s Prime Video Channels in Canada, has reached 725,000 paying subscribers, up from around 675,000 subscribers on October 21. The company also said it is expanding StackTV onto Rogers Ignite TV and Rogers SmartStream platforms, marking the first time the streaming platform will be offered as a stand-alone streaming channels bundle through a traditional distribution partner.

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