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CBC & The Gurin Company Align with marblemedia for Take Sides

BANFF: CBC and The Gurin Company have inked a development deal with marblemedia for the factual-entertainment series Take Sides. marblemedia is on board to develop and produce a 360-degree viewing experience, which includes a weekly live studio broadcast with integrated social media and simultaneous digital participation for the at-home audience. ...

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New Strategy Director at Temple Street’s Digital Unit

TORONTO: Temple Street Media Ventures (TSMV), the digital arm of Temple Street Productions, has hired Bryce Hunter for the newly created role of senior director of strategy and operations. Hunter will report to Michel Pratte, TSMV’s VP. He’ll be responsible for working with TSMV’s business heads of video, technology and ...

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Highway Entertainment Enters First-Look Deals for Branded Content

TORONTO: Highway Entertainment has inked first-look deals with production outfits Frantic Films and marblemedia to develop branded content for broadcast and digital platforms. The deals are centered on Highway’s business model of funding content for key Omnicom vendors in Canada and globally. Highway is a division of Omnicom Canada, which ...

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Highway Entertainment Signs First-Look Deal with Digital Howard

TORONTO: Highway Entertainment and Digital Howard have entered a first-look development deal centered on Highway’s core business of funding content for both broadcast and digital media. The alliance marks Highway’s first content partnership focused on digital media for Canada, the U.S. and abroad. Highway is a division of Omnicom Canada, ...

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CRTC: Canadian Pay-TV, PPV, VOD Services Generated C$4.2 Billion in 2014

OTTAWA/GATINEAU: The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released the 2014 financial results for specialty, pay, pay-per-view and video-on-demand television services, which saw revenues increase by 3.1 percent last year. In 2014, revenues from these services reached C$4.2 billion ($3.4 billion), up from the prior year's C$4.1 billion ($3.3 ...

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Canada & Belgium Renew Incentive for Digital Co-Pros

MONTREAL/MONS: The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Belgium’s Wallimage have renewed their C$600,000 ($400,000) joint incentive for digital media co-productions. The fund, which sees each partner investing half of the total amount, will be distributed to projects developed by producers from both countries. The initiative is for digital interactive content ...

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CTV Renews Trio of In-House Productions

TORONTO: Canada's CTV has ordered new seasons of the original productions etalk, an entertainment news program; The Marilyn Denis Show, a lifestyle series; and The Social, a talk show. Presented by Ben Mulroney and Danielle Graham, etalk is heading into its 14th season. The Marilyn Denis Show, broadcast live in front ...

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Canada’s CBC Unveils 2015-16 Programming Lineup

TORONTO: Canada’s CBC has announced its 2015-16 programming slate, including 11 new original productions and 14 returning series. New dramas due out in the new season are When Calls the Heart, Banished, Love Child, This Life, The Romeo Section and Jekyll and Hyde. Comedies slated to air on CBC are ...

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