ABC Spark Free Preview available to Rogers Customers until February 4

ABC Spark Free Preview available to Rogers Customers until February 4 
A chance to get hooked on the most buzzed about series Switched at Birth and 
TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - To give more Canadian viewers a taste of the 
hit series Switched at Birth, Bunheads, and The Lying Game, Corus 
Entertainment's ABC Spark, will be available on free preview to all Rogers 
Digital Cable customers until February 4. ABC Spark, the destination for 
millennial viewers, is based on the highly successful U.S. brand ABC Family. 
The channel is newly available to Rogers customers on channels 69 and 214. The 
free preview coincides with the recent launch of ABC Spark's winter schedule 
as well as the new Rogers feed, making the channel available in 35 per cent 
more households including the Toronto market. 
"Our customers have an appetite for fresh new programming and expect a broad 
range of premium channels from Rogers available on the device of their 
choice," said David Purdy, Senior Vice-President, Content, Rogers 
Communications. "Canadians are enthusiastic about ABC Spark and we are 
thrilled to offer our customers access to the channel's original Disney 
produced content in free preview." 
The winter slate and the free preview will be supported by an extensive 
national eight-week marketing campaign that includes 30-second television 
spots, radio and online advertising as well as subway ads and mall posters in 
Toronto. ABC Spark will also receive extensive exposure across Corus 
specialty channels and websites. The launch of ABC Spark on Rogers is a part 
of a multi-year, multi-channel renewal agreement with Corus Entertainment. 
Rogers Digital Cable customers have access to premium content from Corus 
including ABC Spark, Treehouse, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), W Network 
and YTV; available on demand, online, mobile, tablets and game consoles. 
"There has been a great deal of excitement around the launch of ABC Spark and 
the audience response has been overwhelmingly positive, making it the #1 
digital channel in Canada (12-34)," said Maria Hale, Vice President, 
Television, Head of Digital and Content Distribution, Corus Entertainment. "We 
are pleased that ABC Spark's popular programs are now available and under free 
preview to Rogers customers." 
Series and Episode Synopses 
Switched at Birth - Season 2 
Mondays at 8 p.m.
The fallout from the baby switch trial continues. After the verdict against 
the hospital makes Angelo (Gilles Marini) a millionaire, he stuns the families 
with lavish gifts. But suspicions about Angelo's behavior continue when a 
pregnant woman shows up claiming that he is the father. John (D.W. Moffett) 
and Kathryn (Lea Thompson) consider a run for public office. Meanwhile, Bay 
(Vanessa Marano) must face the Student Honor Board when she is accused of 
cheating, and Daphne's (Katie Leclerc) distraction with Chef Jeff gets her in 
Episode: The Awakening Conscience airs Monday, January 14 at 8 p.m.
Bay convinces John and Kathryn to let her attend Carlton's pilot program for 
siblings of deaf students. Toby starts dating Nikki, but distances himself 
from her when Emmett shows him a scandalous photo of her online. 
Episode: Duel of Two Women airs Monday, January 21 at 8 p.m.
Kathryn possibly hurts John's campaign during a radio interview, while Melody 
forces the students to go on a retreat to help bridge the divide between 
Episode: Dressing for the Charade airs Monday, January 28 at 8 p.m.
Bay struggles to adapt to her changing relationship with Angelo, while Daphne 
sees a different side to Travis and considers taking their relationship to 
another level. 
Episode: The Acquired Inability to Escape airs Monday, February 4 at 8 p.m.
Daphne feels awkward around Travis, while Kathryn offers to work at Carlton in 
an attempt to get closer to Bay. 
Bunheads - Winter Season 
Mondays at 9 p.m.
Michelle (Sutton Foster) has returned to Las Vegas and is working as a 
magician's assistant. It's been several months since the Nutcracker fiasco, 
where Michelle accidently maced the young performers of Paradise Dance 
Academy. Now she's crashing on her friend's couch and working as a dancer for 
a small-time magician in Henderson, NV. Meanwhile in Paradise, the dance 
studio is closed down, leaving the students to keep busy on their own. Ginny 
has taken over her mother's real estate business; Melanie has been caring for 
her grandpa, and Boo is pulling her hair out taking care of her little brother 
while her pregnant mother is on bed rest. After a summer at Joffrey, Sasha 
returns but refuses to head back home, instead hiding out with friends. 
Episode: Channing Tatum is a Fine Actor airs Monday, January 14 at 9 p.m.
Michelle is back in Paradise and a financially troubled Truly moves in with 
her, which leads to chaos. Meanwhile, it's the first day of school for the 
girls and they become captivated with a pair of exotic new students. 
Episode: I'll Be Your Meyer Lansky airs Monday, January 21 at 9 p.m.
Michelle and Fanny need to find a way to make money seeing as they have no 
income. The girls continue to be mystified by the alluring new students while 
Sasha deals with the decision to move from Paradise. 
Episode: The Astronaut and the Ballerina airs Monday, January 28 at 9 p.m.
Michelle's brother pays a visit, while Melanie ventures into the world of 
roller derby. 
Episode: Take the Vicuna airs Monday, February 4 at 9 p.m.
Michelle and her brother take a road trip that leads to an unexpected 
encounter, while Sasha has a party. 
The Lying Game - Season 2 
Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
The lies continue in season 2. Alec is in jail following his arrest for 
Derek's murder, but he still manages to unnerve Emma (Alexandra Chando), who 
is desperate for answers. Rebecca and Sutton's mother-daughter bonding 
consists of formulating their plans for the Mercer family, which contradicts 
Emma and Laurel's plan to reunite Ted and Kristin. Meanwhile, Mads goes 
looking for trouble, and meets a mysterious new guy in town. 
Episode: Cheat, Play, Love airs Tuesday, January 15 at 9 p.m.
Rebecca throws Jordan a party and has him invite Laurel's band to play so that 
she has an excuse to see Ted. Ethan turns in a plagiarized paper to avoid 
flunking out of school, but upsets Emma. 
Episode: Advantage Sutton airs Tuesday, January 22 at 9 p.m.
The twins play a tennis match to see who will control Sutton's life, while 
evidence is found that gets Alec released. 
Episode: A Kiss Before Lying airs Tuesday, January 29 at 9 p.m.
Sutton is back in her old life, Rebecca and Alec take a tense honeymoon to the 
cabin, and Emma makes the decision to go to L.A. and be with Thayer. 
Episode: Much Ado About Everything airs Tuesday, February 5 at 9 p.m.
While trying to discover Sutton's secret Laurel winds up in the hospital, 
which brings Emma back to town. 
Melissa & Joey - Season 1 Repeats
Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Melissa & Joey is a hit comedy starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. 
Melissa Joan Hart portrays Mel, the grown-up former wild child of a political 
family who is now a local politician herself. When her sister ends up in 
prison and brother-in-law flees after a scandal hits, Mel must take 
responsibility for her teenaged niece, Lennox, and adolescent nephew, Ryder. 
Spread too thin to manage by herself, help comes in the unlikely form of Joe 
(Lawrence) who, desperate for a job, moves in and becomes the family's 
Baby Daddy - Season 1 Repeats
Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.
A half-hour original comedy series about Ben, a young man in his 20s, played 
by Vancouver actor Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Kyle XY) who becomes a surprise dad to a 
baby girl when she is left on his doorstep by an ex-girlfriend. Ben decides to 
raise the baby with the help of his mother Bonnie (Melissa Peterman), his 
brother Danny (Derek Theler), his best buddy Tucker (Tahj Mowry) and his 
female friend Riley (Chelsea Kane), who his harbouring a secret crush on him. 
Other popular series returning to the channel at a later date include The 
Secret Life of the American Teenager (starring Golden Globe(®) nominee 
Shailene Woodley and Molly Ringwald) and Make It or Break It (starring Candace 
Cameron Bure). 
ABC Spark is available in Canada through a license agreement between Corus 
Entertainment and Disney/ABC Television Group. Built on the foundation of the 
successful U.S. brand ABC Family, ABC Spark is a multiplatform offering 
featuring original series and movies, as well as general entertainment 
programming. The 24-hour channel has the same values, look, tone, essence and 
feel of ABC Family in the U.S. 
About Corus Entertainment
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), CosmoTV, 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 
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