Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Corus to Launch Live-Entertainment Division, Start with CMT Music Fest in July

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Corus to Launch Live-Entertainment Division, Start with CMT Music Fest in July

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Corus Live to launch with CMT Music Fest

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TORONTO - Corus Entertainment says it's expanding in the live events business, starting with a two-day country music in July that's associated with its CMT specialty TV channel.

The Toronto-based company says the country-music festival will headlined by Grammy nominee Eric Church on July 8 and the Grammy winning Zac Brown Band on July 9 in Kitchener, Ont., at the Bingemans grounds.

Corus Live is intended to be a new source of revenue for the integrated media company, which owns a variety of TV channels and radio stations and the Nelvana animation studio.

The company says future Corus Live events will be built around its brands for kids, families and women.

Its brands include the Canadian versions of CMT, Cartoon Network and Disney Channel as well as its own YTV, Teletoon and Treehouse channels and radio stations such as Toronto's 102. …

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