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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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Owen McCorquodale

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