Corus Studios Enters Multiyear Partnership with Scott McGillivray


Corus Studios and McGillivray Entertainment Media (MEM), the production company founded by Scott McGillivray, have signed a four-year production commitment and exclusivity deal.

The commitment includes producing new series and seasons starring the HGTV Canada host, including Scott’s Vacation House Rules, which starts production on season five this month. The content will be exclusively distributed by Corus Studios and produced for HGTV Canada.

“Scott’s contributions to HGTV Canada over the past 20 years have firmly established him as both a skilled television personality and producer,” said Lisa Godfrey, senior VP of original content and Corus Studios. “Scott is an exemplary study of how our Lifestyle talent can grow with Corus as we share their expertise and passion with global audiences across multiple series and seasons of premium original content.”

Corus Entertainment also renewed its exclusive licensing of all eight seasons of Income Property—the long-running series on HGTV Canada that showcased McGillivray’s real estate investment and contracting expertise—for Canadian broadcast across linear, STACKTV and PlutoTV.

Angela Jennings, president of MEM, said: “MEM recently acquired full ownership of the Income Property library, comprising more than 150 episodes. We are excited that Canadians will now be able to watch the entire series across multiple platforms and look forward to what our extended partnership with Corus will bring.”

“Corus truly is a best-in-class partner, and this four-year commitment expands strategic opportunities for both MEM and our long-time broadcast partner,” said McGillivray, MEM CEO and HGTV Canada host. “We are thrilled to join Corus in blazing a bold path ahead, creating incredible content for audiences in Canada and around the world.”