TORONTO, Canada, April 2, 2019 – Further developing remarkable content for international sale, Corus Studios, a division of Corus Entertainment, greenlights three brand-new renovation/real estate series ahead of MIPTV this year. Fan-favourite real estate expert and contractor, Scott McGillivray, unlocks the rental potential of the most neglected properties in Vacation House Rules (10×60), while notable house-flipping couple Kortney and Dave Wilson take renovations to an all-new level transforming their clients’ unlivable spaces into gorgeous homes in Make Your Move (10×60). Then, Corus Studios welcomes charming sibling renovation duo Bill (contractor) and Carolyn (designer) in Farmhouse Facelift (10×60) as they bring their family farm roots to restoring homes for clients, one farmhouse at a time. 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.
“Our strategy to consistently develop and distribute premium content that is in demand and versatile across multiple platforms continues,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “The appetite for Corus Studios content to date has been overwhelming and we look forward to furthering our commitment to create new series with phenomenal storytelling and captivating characters that have global appeal.”
Newly greenlit original series available at MIPTV are as follows:
Vacation House Rules (10×60) – Real Estate/Renovation
Does owning a dream vacation property seem out of reach? Real estate expert and contractor Scott McGillivray offers the ultimate road map to renovation and rental success with his Vacation House Rules. With years of smart real estate investing and renovation experience, Scott will unlock the rental potential of even the most neglected properties. Finding and transforming seemingly unlivable spaces into unique and buzz-worthy parcels of paradise, Vacation House Rules will prove that any dream property is always within reach. Vacation House Rules is produced by McGillivray Entertainment in association with Corus Studios for HGTV Canada.
Make Your Move (Working Title) (10×60) – Real Estate/Renovation
Dave and Kortney Wilson are turning the key on their next big project with bigger and bolder renovations – this time, for their clients, as they help homeowners who are stuck in a house-hunting rut. The Wilsons are taking the reins and maximizing their clients’ purchasing power by renovating and transforming unlivable spaces into gorgeous homes that satisfy their every need. In each episode, Dave and Kortney flex their real estate expertise, showing clients how they can have the house of their dreams by changing up a neighbourhood, buying a fixer-upper and trusting them with the budget and renovation. Make Your Move is produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment for HGTV Canada.
Farmhouse Facelift (Working Title) (10×60) – Renovation
In bustling cities across the country, home buyers are realizing the best way to slow things down is to buy the farm – literally! Old farmhouses are often spacious, historic treasures with loads of potential, but restoring them to their former glory with modern amenities can be a massive undertaking. No one knows more about farmhouse living than renovation experts and siblings Bill Pearson and Carolyn Wilbrink. Bill (the contractor) and Carolyn (the designer) grew up on their family farm and know how to make the most of a rustic, rural lifestyle. Now, they’re using their construction and design expertise to restore homes for clients in their beloved hometown, one farmhouse at a time. With Carolyn’s gorgeous designs and Bill’s custom craftsmanship, this brother and sister duo are breathing new life into rural homes. Farmhouse Facelift is produced by Sonar Entertainment in association with Corus Studios for HGTV Canada.
At MIPTV, 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 develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.