Message to Shareholders
In September 2014, Corus Entertainment reached an important milestone, celebrating our 15th year as a publicly
traded company. From our modest beginnings, with three specialty television networks and 11 radio stations,
Corus has grown to become one of Canada’s leading entertainment companies – a powerhouse in television
with popular Women, Family, Millennial and Kids brands; the home of iconic pay television services; a major radio
operator with 39 stations extending from British Columbia to Ontario in eight of Canada’s 10 largest markets; the
creator and distributor of world-class animation content; the largest publisher of children’s books in Canada; and
owner of an Emmy® award-winning animation software company. We have been engaging audiences since 1999
and our story has just begun."
Au niveau de la télévision, ils détiennent un mix de TV payante, sur-demande et de chaînes traditionnelles.
"The Company’s multimedia
entertainment brands include: YTV; Treehouse; Nickelodeon (Canada); ABC Spark; TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON,
TELETOON Retro, TÉLÉTOON Rétro and Cartoon Network (Canada); W Network; OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
(Canada); W Movies; Sundance Channel (Canada); Historia and Séries+ (acquired January 1, 2014); Corus’
western Canadian pay television services (Movie Central, including HBO Canada and Encore Avenue); three
conventional television stations serving Peterborough, Kingston and Durham; the Corus content business including
Nelvana (production and distribution of films and television programs, and merchandise licensing), Kids Can Press
(publishing) and Toon Boom (animation software); the Company’s majority interest in CMT (Canada), Telelatino (TLN,
EuroWorld Sport, Mediaset Italia, Sky TG24, Teleniños, Univision (Canada) (formerly TLN en Español), Telebimbi,
CineLatino), and Cosmopolitan TV."
La compagnie détient Nelvana, un studio de création de contenu pour enfant. Ils peuvent donc promouvoir les marques de commerce à travers le réseau pour ensuite aller chercher de l'argent avec les produits tels les livres, les jeux-videos ou encore les jouets. Nelvana est propriétaire de la franchise Babar pour ceux qui connaissent.
Radio : "The Radio segment is comprised of 39 radio stations, situated primarily in high-growth urban centres in English
Canada, with a concentration in the densely populated area of Southern Ontario. Corus is one of Canada’s leading
radio operators in terms of audience reach. Revenues are derived from advertising aired over these stations."
Rôle du CRTC : The CRTC
continues to grant new specialty television licenses which further increase competition. Corus’ services also
compete with a number of foreign programming services which have been authorized for distribution in Canada
by the CRTC, such as A&E and CNN. Corus’ pay television services are providers of premium movies and series,
and also offer classic movies to western Canadian subscribers. These services compete with pay-per-view movie
offerings as well as video-on-demand offerings. Moreover, increasingly, Corus’ specialty, pay and conventional
television services are competing with alternative forms of entertainment that are not regulated by the CRTC (see