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Corus Entertainment Gets Ready To "Shake It Off" With Global Superstar Taylor Swift

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Corus Entertainment Gets Ready To "Shake It Off" With Global Superstar Taylor Swift

12:28 EDT Thursday, October 16, 2014

30-minute multi-platform special airs across Corus brands on Monday, October 27

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment will be the destination for Taylor Swift fans on Monday, October 27 with Taylor Swift 1989 - an exclusive, in-depth, multi-platform music special that premieres nationally across four Corus Television networks and 13 Corus Radio stations the same day Swift releases her highly anticipated new album, 1989. CMT will kick off the television broadcast premiere at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT, followed by premieres on ABC Spark, Cosmo TV and YTV. On Corus Radio, Canadian listeners can tune-in to their favourite station to hear the special and fans can listen live online.  Corus Radio stations will also feature dedicated Taylor Swift content on each of their websites. Full broadcast details are listed below.   

"This is our biggest cross-platform initiative to date," says Susan Schaefer, Vice President, Head of Brands, Corus Entertainment. "Taylor is the perfect fit with Corus' portfolio of TV, radio and digital brands and we are thrilled the mega-star is back at Corus Quay. We are equally excited to share this compelling content to her diverse fan base across the country. This event special will be the first of many."

Taylor Swift 1989 captures the GRAMMY ® winning star in one of her most candid interviews to date. Profiling the evolution of her multi-platinum career and life in the spotlight, Corus Entertainment's Paul McGuire gets to the root of Swift's musical influence and personal inspiration behind her most highly anticipated fifth studio album.

After the special airs, fans will be able to stream the full 30-minute special online via CMT.ca beginning Tuesday, October 28. Additional encore presentations will air throughout November on Corus Television.  

Taylor Swift 1989 is an original production developed by Corus Entertainment Television in association with Corus Radio.

Taylor Swift 1989 - Program Listings

Corus Television: Taylor Swift 1989 television special will air on the following networks Monday, October 27 beginning at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on CMT.

CMT – Premiere – 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
www.cmt.ca

ABC Spark – Premiere – 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
www.abcspark.ca

Cosmo TV – Premiere – 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
www.cosmotv.ca

YTV – Premiere – 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT
www.ytv.com

Corus Radio: Taylor Swift 1989 radio special will air on the following stations Monday, October 27.

Ontario
B101 (Barrie) – Airs at 8 p.m. ET
www.b101fm.com

CHAY 93.1 FM (Barrie) – Airs at 7 p.m. ET
www.chaytoday.ca

95.1 The Peak FM (Collingwood) – Airs at 7 p.m. ET
www.thepeakfm.com

The New 104.5 Fresh FM (Cornwall) – Airs at 7 p.m. ET
www.1045freshfm.com

The New 95.3 Fresh FM (Hamilton) – Airs at 7 p.m. ET
www.953freshfm.com

91.5 The Beat (Kitchener) – Airs at 7 p.m. ET
www.915thebeat.com

Country 104 FM (London) – Airs at 7 p.m. ET
www.country104.com

The New 103.1 Fresh FM (London) – Airs at 7 p.m. ET
www.1031freshfm.com

JUMP! 106.9 (Ottawa) – Airs at 7 p.m. ET
www.jumpradio.ca

Alberta
Country 105 (Calgary) – Airs at 7 p.m. MT
www.country105.com

CISN Country 103.9 (Edmonton) – Airs at 7 p.m. MT
www.cisnfm.com

The New 92.5 Fresh FM (Edmonton) – Airs at 7 p.m. MT
www.925freshfm.com

Manitoba
The New 99.1 Fresh FM (Winnipeg) – Airs at 7 p.m. CT
www.991freshfm.com

About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. Corus' brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh FM London, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at corusent.com.

About Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift, who writes all of her own songs, is a global superstar, seven-time GRAMMY winner and the youngest winner in history of the music industry's highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. She is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 with three consecutive studio albums. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone's prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, Time magazine has named her one the of the 100 Most Influential People in the world, and she is Billboard's youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honor twice. Taylor has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and almost 80 million song downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the pop and country radio charts around the globe. Taylor's album RED, released almost two years ago on Big Machine Records, has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide to date, including more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week, scoring the highest first-week sales debut of any album in over a decade. Taylor is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album (2010's Speak Now and 2012's RED) hit the 1 million plus first-week sales figure. "Shake It Off" is the first single off her fifth studio album 1989 (Big Machine Records), which will be released on October 27, 2014. The single has topped Billboard's Pop, HotAC and Hot 100 charts and has already earned double Platinum-status by the RIAA for exceeding sales of two million downloads. For more information please visit TaylorSwift.com

For high-resolution images, please visit: http://www.corusent.com/MediaCentre

Follow Corus PR on Twitter @CorusPR

SOURCE Corus Entertainment Inc.

For further information: Catrina Jaricot, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6397, catrina.jaricot@corusent.com; Netta Rondinelli, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6443, netta.rondinelli@corusent.com

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