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W Network Offers Two Sneak Peeks of Highly-Anticipated New Series Tessa & Scott

December 19th, 2013

Series premieres Thursday, January 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on W Network

(December 19, 2013 – Toronto, Canada) W Network offers unparalleled access to Canadian sweethearts, World Figure Skating champions and Olympic Gold medallists, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir with exclusive clips and interactive online content leading up to the premiere of the anticipated miniseries Tessa & Scott. With an in-depth look beyond their sports personas the miniseries delves into the physical and emotional pressure on two of Canada’s most dynamic athletes. Premiering Thursday, January 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on W Network, view the trailer here.

Sneak Peak Clips:

American On-Ice Rivals – The clip previews the close quarters that Tessa and Scott share at their training arena in Canton, Michigan with their biggest on-ice rivals.

A Visit from Jean-Marc Généreux – The clip shows the arrival of the team’s secret Canadian weapon, Jean-Marc Généreux from So You Think You Can Dance.

Before the premiere on W Network, fans can visit WNetwork.com/TessaAndScott for access to exclusive videos of Tessa and Scott, featuring interviews with their family and friends who have influenced and supported their rise to being one of Canada’s premiere skating duos. The website also features the Wall of Well Wishes, where fans can submit inspirational messages and photos for Tessa and Scott, contributing to a larger online community-based photo mosaic. The Tessa & Scott content on WNetwork.com is produced with the participation of The Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and the Canada Media Fund.

Tessa & Scott (7×30) goes behind closed doors and into the exhilarating non-stop lives of Canada’s irresistible duo. As the series premieres the charismatic couple is faced with challenges they could have never imagined following their Olympic win in Vancouver in 2010. They are tasked with negotiating their insane schedules and staying connected with each other while fighting their way back to the top of the podium after placing second at the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships®. From training in Canton, Michigan where they share a coach with their biggest on-ice rivals, to public appearances, to skating in competitions in Saint John, New Brunswick, Paris, France and Fukuoka, Japan, the series gives audiences a unique window into the stressful and highly competitive world of ice dancing.

The series also captures Tessa and Scott’s unique personal relationship. Partners since primary school, their intimate connection on the ice has inspired millions of fans. The series accompanies them to costume fittings, skate camps, cocktail parties and coaching sessions. Audiences will meet Tessa and Scott’s friends and family and witness the thrilling highs and devastating lows of their incredible journey as they strive to fulfill their dream.

Produced by Media Headquarters in association with W Network with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Rogers Cable Network Fund and the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, Tessa & Scott premieres Thursday, January 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on W Network.

To view a trailer of Tessa & Scott, please click here. To download high-res image click here. For more information about the series, please click here.

About W Network

Watched by over 10 million viewers in an average month, W Network delivers compelling entertainment for women, ranging from blockbuster movies to popular dramas and lifestyle series. W has built a leadership position as “marketing to women experts” through its various research initiatives, including The Her Report.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.

Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. The Company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), Cosmopolitan TV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

About Media Headquarters Film & Television Inc.

Toronto-based Media Headquarters is an internationally award-winning television, film and digital media production company co-founded in 1999 by Executive Producer Robert Cohen. Recognized for producing popular and innovative programming for worldwide markets, the company’s slate includes factual, dramatic and children’s programing. For more information visit www.mediahqs.net.

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For more information please contact:

Danielle Sefton

W Network, Corus Entertainment

416.479.6094

danielle.sefton@corusent.com

Alina Duviner

Unit Publicist, Tessa & Scott

416.574.1098

Alina@AlinaPublicity.com


Tessa & Scott

October 22nd, 2013

They’re Canada’s sweethearts. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are young, gorgeous, and determined to regain their titles as the world’s best ice dancers. But the charismatic couple is facing challenges they never imagined when they stood on the podium after their record-breaking Olympic win in Vancouver. Tessa & Scott is a half-hour documentary series that goes behind closed doors and into the day-to-day lives of Canada’s irresistible duo.

With all-inclusive access never before given by Canadian figure skaters at this level, we’ll go behind the scenes as their incredible story unfolds. Our cameras will give audiences an unprecedented window into Tessa and Scott’s roller-coaster life of exhilarating highs and exhausting lows both on and off the ice. You don’t need to be a skating fan to be entertained by the exciting, funny and heartfelt journey of one of Canada’s most beloved couples.

Thursday at 8PM EST on W Network


W Network Launches Highly Anticipated Series Tessa & Scott, Following Canada’s Figure Skating Sweethearts

October 21st, 2013

Viewers can get a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of world ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

Series premieres Thursday, January 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on W Network

(October 21, 2013 – Toronto, Canada) This January, Corus Entertainment’s W Network presents the premiere of the new six-part series following two-time world ice dancing champions, Olympic Gold medalists and Canadian sweethearts Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Produced by Media Headquarters in association with W Network with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, Tessa & Scott premieres Thursday, January 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on W Network.

“With this series we are able to give W Network viewers an up close and personal look at what it’s really like to be world class athletes – on and off the ice. It’s a fascinating and complex world,” said Vibika Bianchi, Vice President, Original Programming, Women’s and Family Television, Corus Entertainment. “Audiences will find themselves completely enamoured with this duo as we watch their personal and professional struggles and triumphs throughout their season and into the final months leading up to the Sochi Olympic games.”

Tessa & Scott (6×30) goes behind closed doors and into the exhilarating day-to-day lives of Canada’s irresistible duo. As the series premieres the charismatic couple is faced with challenges they could have never imagined following their Olympic win in Vancouver in 2010. They are tasked with negotiating their insane schedules and staying connected with each other while fighting their way back to the top of the podium after placing second at the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships®. From training in Canton, Michigan where they share a coach with their biggest on-ice rivals, to public appearances, to skating in competitions in Saint John, New Brunswick and Paris, France, the series gives audiences a unique window into the stressful and highly competitive world of ice dancing.

The series also captures Tessa and Scott’s unique personal relationship off the ice. Partners since primary school, their intimate connection on the ice has inspired millions of fans. The series accompanies them on costume fittings, skate camps, cocktail parties and coaching sessions. Audiences will meet Tessa and Scott’s close friends and family and witness the thrilling highs and devastating lows of their incredible journey as they strive to fulfill their dream.

“We’re thrilled to bring audiences Tessa and Scott’s story in a year that is so important to their careers and their lives.” said Executive Producer, Robert Cohen.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were paired as an ice dance couple at the ages of seven and nine by Scott’s aunt, their skating coach at the time. Nine years later, they became the first Canadian ice dancers to win the World Junior Figure Skating Championships and moved on to win two World Championships. In 2010, they became the first North Americans – and the youngest team in history – to win the Olympic Gold Medal for ice dancing.

Tessa & Scott is produced with the participation of the Rogers Cable Network Fund and Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund.

For more information about the series, please click here.

About W Network

Watched by over 10 million viewers in an average month, W Network delivers compelling entertainment for women, ranging from blockbuster movies to popular dramas and lifestyle series. W has built a leadership position as “marketing to women experts” through its various research initiatives, including The Her Report.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.

Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. The Company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), Cosmopolitan TV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

About Media Headquarters Film & Television Inc.

Toronto-based Media Headquarters is an internationally award-winning television, film and digital media production company co-founded in 1999 by Executive Producer Robert Cohen. Recognized for producing popular and innovative programming for worldwide markets, the company’s slate includes factual, dramatic and children’s programing. For more information visit www.mediahqs.net.

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W Network Announces New Series About Canada’s Figure Skating Sweethearts Tessa & Scott

July 23rd, 2013

Corus Entertainment’s W Network announced today that it is commissioning a new  six-part series following Olympic Gold medal winners and Canadian sweethearts Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. To be produced by Media Headquarters in association with W Network with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, Tessa & Scott will go into production this summer and is scheduled to launch on January 2, 2014, leading up to the Sochi Olympic games.

“We’re excited to give W Network viewers an intimate look at the lives of two of Canada’s most successful and beloved athletes,” said Vibika Bianchi, Vice President, Original Programming, Lifestyle, Reality, Factual Entertainment, Corus Entertainment. “With Tessa & Scott viewers will experience a new kind of bold and vibrant documentary story-telling, revealing that the pressure and excitement isn’t only on the ice but behind the scenes as well.”

Tessa & Scott (6×30) will go beyond closed doors and into the day-to-day lives of Canada’s irresistible duo. The series will follow the figure skating superstars on their quest for a second Olympic gold medal at the 2014 Winter Games in Russia and give audiences a window into the dramatic world of competitive ice dancing. In the face of fierce competition and pressure, Tessa and Scott will have to fight their way to the top of the podium while staying in sync with each other.

The series will also capture Tessa and Scott’s unique personal relationship. Partners since primary school, their intimate connection on the ice has inspired millions of fans. Interest in their close friendship follows them everywhere.  Whether undergoing intense training, travelling to competitions around the world, or just trying to live the lives of 20-something year olds, audiences will be drawn inside the roller-coaster adventures of Tessa and Scott.

“Tessa and Scott are two of the most dynamic and accomplished ice dancers the world has seen. We’re delighted to share their incredible journey,” said Robert Cohen, Executive Producer, Media Headquarters.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir caught the World’s attention in 2006 when they became the first Canadian Ice Dancers to win the Junior World Championships. Since then, the pair has consistently placed among the top of the pack at International competitions, including a gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Games and gold at the 2010 and 2012 World Figure Skating Championships. Virtue and Moir are also four-time Canadian National Champions, winning in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. At the 2009 Skate Canada, the pair received the first 10.0 awarded in dance in international competition. The pair have skated together since 1997, and are known for their intricate footwork and innovative lifts.

About W Network

Watched by over 10 million viewers in an average month, W Network delivers compelling entertainment for women, ranging from blockbuster movies to popular dramas and lifestyle series. W has built a leadership position as “marketing to women experts” through its various research initiatives, including The Her Report.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.

Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. The Company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), Cosmopolitan TV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

About Media Headquarters Film & Television Inc.

Toronto-based Media Headquarters is an internationally award-winning television, film and digital media production company co-founded in 1999 by Executive Producer Robert Cohen. Recognized for producing popular and innovative programming for worldwide markets, the company’s slate includes factual, dramatic and children’s programing. For more information visit www.mediahqs.net.

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For more information please contact:

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Corus Entertainment

416.479.6068

Owen.mccorquodale@corusent.com

Danielle Sefton

Corus Entertainment

416.479.6094

danielle.sefton@corusent.com


Media Headquarters on Realscreen’s Global 100 list

April 4th, 2013

Media Headquarters is delighted to announce it has been named one of the top 100 independent production companies behind the best non-fiction content of the past year.

The annual Global 100 list is chosen by Realscreen readers, international programming execs, producers, distributors and agents.

“We are very proud to receive this global recognition”, says Robert Cohen, Executive Producer and Partner, “The industry is full of outstanding talent and we are honoured to be named among some of the top companies in the world.”

Media Headquarters has reputation for producing innovative and entertaining non-fiction programs, including last year’s original hit format Canada’s Smartest Person and the groundbreaking series Outlaw In-Laws.

Media Headquarters is an internationally award-winning production company founded in 1999. Based in Toronto, Canada, the company is recognized for producing high-quality and innovative programming and formats for worldwide markets. Media Headquarters’ diverse slate includes factual, dramatic, documentary and children’s series and specials. No matter the genre or style, the company is committed to delivering exceptional content that entertains viewers around the world. For more information visit www.mediahqs.net.