Corus Studios Amplifies Its Slate of Original Content with Three Brand News Series Ahead of MIPCOM


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October 2nd, 2018

Introducing Fiery Food Competition Fire Masters, Travelogue Series Big Food Bucket List and Demolition Docu-Series Salvage Kings for International Sale

For Immediate Release

TORONTO, Canada, October 2, 2018 – Dedicated to developing extraordinary content for international sale, Corus Studios, a division of Corus Entertainment, brings three new series to MIPCOM for international sale. Set to debut at MIPCOM this year is fiery cooking competition Fire Masters, travelogue series Big Food Bucket List and demolition docu-series Salvage Kings (working title). These titles join Corus Studios previously announced new programming for international sale including fashion competition series STITCHED (12×60), travel/renovation show Island of Bryan (13×60), and three new factual programs, Big Rig Warriors (10×30), History Erased (8×60) and Rust Valley Restorers (8×60). Season renewals also available at market include hit home improvement series Backyard Builds (Season 2 – 14×30), Masters of Flip (Season 4 – 6×60), $ave My Reno (Season 2 – 14×30) and Worst to First (Season 2 – 10×60). The company continues to grow its slate of distinct original series developed for its portfolio of Lifestyle channels, which features an array of genres including travel and escape, fashion, food, automotive, cultural and factual content.

Newly greenlit original series available at MIPCOM are as follows:

Fire Masters (20×60) – Food Competition Series
Enter the inferno with the new food competition series, Fire Masters. Hosted by professional chef Dylan Benoit, each episode sees three chefs push their grilling talents to the limit as they battle in two fiery culinary challenges, cooking up creative, mouthwatering, flame-kissed dishes. Two chefs are extinguished, and the winner goes head-to-head with a Fire Master judge in the epic third round, vying for $10,000 cash and the enviable title of Fire Master Champion. Fire Masters is produced by Architect Films in association with Corus Studios for Food Network Canada.

Big Food Bucket List (14×30) – Food / Travelogue Series
In Big Food Bucket List, host and comedian John Catucci (You Gotta Eat Here!) takes viewers on one-of-a-kind food adventures across North America, as he checks off the most drool-worthy dishes and must-see culinary stops along the way. Big Food Bucket List is produced by Lone Eagle Entertainment in association with Corus Studios for Food Network Canada.

Salvage Kings (working title) (10×60) – Transactional/Docu-series
Meet Priestly Demolition, a family business with a big heart and hundreds of demolition jobs a year. When buildings are slated to be torn down, that’s just the beginning of the story for Priestly’s expert salvage crew. They race against the clock hunting through abandoned buildings and dangerous work sites for hidden treasures — just before the walls come down. What are they looking for? Well, if it can be repurposed, restored or turned around for a buck, they want it. If an object has a history, it has a future, and that future is worth top dollar to this team. Salvage Kings is produced by Media Headquarters in association with Corus Studios for HISTORY®.

At MIPCOM, Corus Studios will be represented by Rita Carbone Fleury, who will be overseeing the global sales of Corus’ original content slate. For further sales inquiries, visit Rita Carbone Fleury, Corus Studios Worldwide Sales, at Stand R7.N3 (Riviera 7).


Corus Studios is a division of Corus Entertainment.

About Corus Studios
Established in 2015, Corus Studios, a division of Corus Entertainment, is a premium content studio that develops, produces and distributes a wide array of original lifestyle, unscripted and factual content globally. Offering dynamic programming that entertains, informs and drives audiences across platforms, Corus Studios content is featured across Corus’ suite of channels, including HGTV Canada, HISTORY®, Food Network Canada, and SLICE™. To date, Corus Studios content has been sold in over 150 territories worldwide.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at

For more information and media inquiries, please contact:

Catrina Jaricot
Senior Publicity Manager
Corus Entertainment

For more information on sales of Corus Studios content, please contact:
Rita Carbone Fleury
Worldwide Sales
Corus Entertainment
Stand R7.N3 (Riviera 7)

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