Saturday, 30 May 2015

CBC renews its Coronation Street license in Canada

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog May 2015, reposted to this blog with permission.)

There's good news for Coronation Street fans in Canada!

It says here that ITV Studios Global Entertainment has inked a multi-year deal with the Canadian public broadcaster CBC regarding the continued broadcast of Coronation Street.

CBC has been the Canadian home of Coronation Street since 1966. The new pact with ITVSGE sees Corrie continue to air exclusively on both CBC-TV and online, just one week after the U.K. broadcast.

CBC also scored the rights to air more than 8,000 previous episodes. Wouldn't it be great if CBC found a slot to air all the older episodes?

Greg Johnson, the executive VP of distribution for the Americas for ITV Studios Global Entertainment, said: “Coronation Street has been airing on CBC for almost 50 years, and we’re delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with CBC. This agreement will enable Coronation Street’s loyal Canadian fans to continue to enjoy all the action and drama of their favorite soap for years to come.”

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Theresa Keizer said...

Would love to see all the older episodes at a different time., right back to the beginning.

Robin said...

8000 episodes ??? By my math I'd estimate that was the whole series to date! Don't know if I'd want to watch the very first ones, but the 80s would Interest me for sure

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