Radio & Television

Corus and Disney/ABC ink licensing agreement that includes Canadian launch of Disney Channel

TORONTO – Corus Entertainment has finalized a long-term licensing agreement with the Disney/ABC Television Group that locks up the English- and French-language rights to Disney Channel's content in Canada plus will see Corus launch Disney Channel here this fall.Thursday’s announcement comes hours after Family Channel owner DHX Media said that it was phasing out Disney branding on its specialty channels this year as its contract with Disney runs out at the end of the calendar year.Corus said that the multi-year agreement expands on its relationship with the Disney/ABC Television Group that began in 2011, when Corus announced the launch of its millennial-targeted...