Cannes– Following Corus Entertainment’s announcement on expanding its distribution presence with original content at MIPCOM this year, the company has secured two premarket U.S. deals that include the sale of Cheer Stars (working title) to ABC Family and the U.S. broadcast rights of the renovation series Masters of Flip to Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. Both series are part of a growing slate of properties for international distribution from Corus Entertainment, which includes both titles as well as the real estate series, Buying the View.
Corus is building on its relationship with Disney | ABC Television Group on the Canadian original production of Cheer Stars (10 x 60). Produced by Good Human Productions, Cheer Stars follows members of reigning World Champion competitive cheerleading team, The Great White Sharks, as they sweat, fight and sparkle their way through a make-or-break cheer season and strive to defend their world championship title. It is set to premiere summer 2016 in Canada on ABC Spark and in the U.S. on ABC Family. Corus holds license agreements with Disney | ABC Television Group for ABC Spark as well as the newly launched Disney Channel in Canada.