(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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