TORONTO — Sony Pictures Television and Shaw Media announced today that they have reached an agreement that will extend the run of beloved daytime dramas “The Young and the Restless” and “Days of our Lives” on Global Television, a Shaw Media Network, through the 2015-16 TV season.
“Since their inception, ‘The Young and the Restless’ and ‘Days of our Lives’ have continuously revolutionized the soap opera genre and captivated generations of loyal and passionate fans. Sony Pictures Television is proud to continue its fruitful relationship with Shaw Media to bring these iconic daytime dramas to Canadian viewers for years to come,” says Kevin Byles, senior vice president, International Distribution, Canada for Sony Pictures Television.
Now in its 41st year on air, “The Young and the Restless” follows the loves, enmities, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional U.S. Midwestern town of Genoa City. The series has garnered at total of 123 Daytime Emmy Awards. It has been recognized this year with 26 Daytime Emmy nominations, more than any other show. “The Young and the Restless” is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company in association with Sony Pictures Television. Jill Farren Phelps serves as Executive Producer with supervising producers John Fisher and Tony Morina and producer Mary O’Leary. Josh Griffith and Shelly Altman are head writers with co-head writer Tracey Thomson. “The Young and the Restless” airs weekdays on Global TV at 4:30pm ET/4:00 pm PT.
Now in its 49th year, “Days of our Lives” is set in the fictitious U.S. Midwestern town of Salem and follows three core families – the Bradys, the Hortons, and the DiMeras – with multi-layered storylines that mix romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama. The series has garnered a total of 36 Daytime Emmy Awards as well as 14 nominations this year. "Days of our Lives" is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is executive producer, with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Lisa De Cazotte. Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are the head writing team. The series airs weekdays on Global TV at 1:00 pm ET/PT.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES TELEVISION
Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 13 countries and also maintains offices in 32 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 126 channel feeds available in 168 countries, reaching more than 980 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE’s premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DrOz.com.
ABOUT SHAW COMMUNICATIONS INC.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.3 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.