Corus Entertainment Receives Competition Bureau Clearance to Acquire TELETOON, Historia and Séries+

Corus Entertainment Receives Competition Bureau Clearance to Acquire TELETOON, 
Historia and Séries+ 
TORONTO, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ - On Friday, March 15, Corus Entertainment Inc. 
(TSX: CJR.B) received clearance from the Competition Bureau, with the issuance 
of the appropriate no action letter, to proceed with the transactions between 
Corus and Bell. Pursuant to these transactions, Corus will acquire the 50% 
remaining ownership interest in TELETOON which includes the services TELETOON, 
Télétoon (French), TELETOON Retro, Télétoon Rétro (French) and Cartoon 
Network (Canada), as well as the 50% ownership interests in the 
French-language specialty channels, Historia and Séries+, that Bell will 
acquire as part of the acquisition of Astral Media Inc. 
Corus has also entered into an agreement with Bell to acquire the two Ottawa 
radio stations, CKQB-FM and CJOT-FM, that Bell will own upon the completion of 
the Astral transaction. In separate agreements between Corus and Shaw Media, 
Corus will acquire Shaw Media's 50% interest in Historia and Séries+, which 
will result in both services being wholly owned by Corus. All of the 
foregoing transactions require approval by the Canadian Radio-television and 
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). 
Corus will also acquire from Shaw Media the remaining 49% interest in the 
successful specialty service ABC Spark and Corus will sell its 20% interest in 
Food Network Canada to Shaw Media. 
"Clearance from the Competition Bureau is very positive news and is the first 
step in the completion of these transformational transactions for Corus," said 
John Cassaday, President and Chief Executive Officer, Corus Entertainment. 
"These acquisitions give Corus the scale to expand into the growing 
French-language television market, providing greater diversity and more choice 
in the system. As well, it consolidates the ownership of TELETOON and ABC 
Spark within Corus' portfolio of branded specialty channels and provides entry 
into another major Canadian radio market." 
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 
and children's animation. 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 37 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. 
This press release contains forward‐looking information and should be read 
subject to the following cautionary language: 
To the extent any statements made in this report contain information that is 
not historical, these statements are forward‐looking statements and may be 
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Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from 
these expectations include, among other things: our ability to attract and 
retain advertising revenues; audience acceptance of our television programs 
and cable networks; our ability to recoup production costs, the availability 
of tax credits and the existence of co‐production treaties; our ability to 
compete in any of the industries in which we do business; the opportunities 
(or lack thereof) that may be presented to and pursued by us; conditions in 
the entertainment, information and communications industries and technological 
developments therein; changes in laws or regulations or the interpretation or 
application of those laws and regulations; our ability to integrate and 
realize anticipated benefits from our acquisitions and to effectively manage 
our growth; our ability to successfully defend ourselves against litigation 
matters arising out of the ordinary course of business; and changes in 
accounting standards. Additional information about these factors and about the 
material assumptions underlying such forward‐looking statements may be found 
in our Annual Information Form. Corus cautions that the foregoing list of 
important factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. 
When relying on our forward‐looking statements to make decisions with 
respect to Corus, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing 
factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Unless otherwise 
required by applicable securities laws, we disclaim any intention or 
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statements whether 
as a result of new information, events or circumstances that arise after the 
date thereof or otherwise. 
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Sally Tindal Director, Corporate Communications Corus Entertainment 
416.479.6107 sally.tindal@corusent.com 
Annick Bélanger Vice President Casacom 514.286.2145 abélanger@casacom.ca 
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