Radio & Television

Corus, NBCU pull plug on KidsCo

TORONTO – International children’s television channel KidsCo, a joint venture owned by Corus Entertainment and NBCUniversal, will soon fade to black. A spokesperson for the brand alluded to increased competition in the children’s genre as a reason for the decision. "As one of many children's linear services available in the international market, growing the KidsCo business has been challenging”, reads the emailed statement.  “As a result, both shareholders - NBCUniversal and Corus Entertainment - have decided to discontinue the joint venture service by early 2014." KidsCo, which launched in 2007 and broadcasts from Corus' headquarters in Toronto, is available in 18 languages...
 

Our industry and COVID-19

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