Citytv has licensed the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to Katie Couric’s upcoming daytime talk show Katie from Disney-ABC Domestic Television.
The one-hour, live daily show from the award-winning journalist, best-selling author and popular television personality will premiere on Citytv in September 2012.
Katie is the latest Citytv licensed show from Disney-ABC, a partnership which also includes the hit prime time series Revenge, Happy Endings, Body of Proof, and Private Practice and daytime talk show, The Chew. Citytv is also the Canadian home of upcoming Disney-ABC series Scandal and the new daytime program, The Revolution.
“Licensing Katie signals Citytv’s commitment to a dynamic and successful daytime television schedule,” said Malcolm Dunlop, Executive Vice-President of Television Programming and Operations, Rogers Media. “We’re thrilled to be working with Disney-ABC to bring viewers what we believe will be the breakout hit daytime program of the fall season.”
In June, the Disney-ABC Television Group signed a multi-year, multiplatform agreement with Couric. The ABC News team member and former Today co-anchor will be reunited on Katie with Jeff Zucker, who will be executive producing the show alongside Couric. Katie will broadcast live every day from New York City. It is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television and is cleared on stations representing 93% of the U.S., to date.
“We are enormously pleased to partner with Citytv in the Canadian marketplace on 2012’s highly anticipated new talk show Katie,” said Janice Marinelli, President, Disney-ABC Domestic Television. “Katie Couric is one of the brightest, most talented, versatile, and most dynamic television personalities, and we’re delighted that Citytv’s viewers will be able to tune in to her show on a daily basis.”
Prior to joining the Disney-ABC Television Group, she was anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, a 60 Minutes correspondent, a CBS Sunday Morning contributor and anchor of CBS News prime time specials. When the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric debuted on September 5, 2006, Couric became the first female solo anchor of a weekday network evening news broadcast. She also writes a monthly column for Glamour magazine, which features an interview with a dynamic female role model every month and is active on Twitter @katiecouric.