Corus Entertainment (Canada)

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Background: Corus Entertainment was founded in 1999 as a spin off from Shaw Communications. It acquired Power Corporation's broadcasting division soon after it spun off. In 2000, it later participated in the break-up of Western International Communications along with CanWest Global and sister company Shaw, Corus acquired WIC's 12 radio stations and some of its specialty channels. At the end of 2000, Corus acquired Nelvana Limited. In 2001 Corus sold its stake in Family Channel to Astral Media, and swapped Viewers Choice Western Canada to Shaw in exchange for the Women's Television Network (now W Network). Corus has made various acquisitions, partnerships, and divestitures ever since. On April 1, 2016, Corus acquired Shaw Media (formerly known as CanWest Global) and the company changed its logo for the first time in 17 years.

1st Logo
(September 1, 1999-April 1, 2016)
<img align="bottom" alt="Corus Entertainment (2001)" height="170" src="" title="Corus Entertainment (2001)" width="227"/><img align="bottom" alt="Corus (2007)" height="171" src="" title="Corus (2007)" width="227"/><img align="bottom" alt="Corus Entertainment (1999) (16:9) (HD)" height="170" src="" title="Corus Entertainment (1999) (16:9) (HD)" width="302"/>
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WARNING: Do not watch the video on the left if you are prone to epilepsy.

Logo: Over a black background, a multicolored vortex flashes, forming the corporate logo of Corus Entertainment, which is various decorative designs of "COrUs" (a computerized "C", a spiral, a fridge magnet "r", a broken paperclip "U" and a stamp "S"), all above the text "ENTERTAINMENT".

  • In later years, the logo was enhanced with improved CGI.
  • On 2007 episodes of.4 Square, a copyright stamp appears below.
  • A variant exists where the logo is still on a white background with cubes floating, and "ENTERTAINMENT" is black.
  • Sometimes, the logo is shortened and lacks the 3 note synth tune.
  • The logo appears in-credit on Love It or List It.

FX/SFX: The colors flashing in. Pretty cool CGI.

Music/Sounds: A synth warbling sound, ending with a whoosh and a 3-note synth tune. Other times, it's the end theme or none.

Availability: Appears on Slap Shot 3: The Junior League, Uh-Oh!, and 4 Square. Recently appeared on Sensitive Skin and the 2nd season of Transporter: The Series. The shortened version can be found on many Corus distributed shows such as Treehouse TV airings of Zoboomafoo.The white version can be seen when certain Corus-affiliated channels experience technical difficulties.

Editor's Note: This is a memorable logo for those who grew up with shows featuring the logo.

2nd Logo
(September 12, 2016-)
<img align="bottom" alt="Corus. (2016)" height="170" src="" title="Corus. (2016)" width="302"/><img align="bottom" alt="Corus Studios (2019)" height="170" src="" title="Corus Studios (2019)" width="302"/>
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Logo: On a dark gray background, we see three green dots. A white dot appears next to the three green dots and swells up to reveal a white background. A green dot appears where the white dot was as "corus." appears via a sliding fade in.

  • Sometimes, "Produced in association with" fades in below the logo.
  • A short version exists.
  • A version with "STUDIOS" below the logo exists.

FX/SFX: The dots, the white dot swelling, and the fade in effects.

Music/Sounds: 4 beeps then a two-note dramatic theme. The closing theme of the show may also be used.

Availability: Current. It was first seen on The ZhuZhus, and appears on most TV shows produced for various Corus channels. The studios variant can be seen on Rust Valley Restorers.

Editor's Note: None.