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Bell Media Makes Slew of Acquisitions for Specialty Channels

TORONTO: Bell Media has acquired nine series for its suite of specialty channels, including picking up The Royals, starring Elizabeth Hurley, for E! Angie Tribeca, a spoof of police procedurals from Steve and Nancy Carell, is set for The Comedy Network midseason. The series stars Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation, ...

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Global Unveils New U.S. Acquisitions

TORONTO: NCIS: New Orleans, Constantine and Gracepoint are among the new U.S. shows set to air on Canada's Global this fall, with Heroes Reborn and Mark Burnett's miniseries The Dovekeepers slated for midseason. Coming out of the L.A. Screenings, the Canadian broadcaster, owned by Shaw Media, has acquired for the ...

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Bristow Global Media Fills New Head of Content Role

TORONTO: Bristow Global Media (BGM) has appointed leading live and event broadcast exec Claire Adams as the company's head of content, a newly created post. Adams has made a name for herself as one of Canada's most in-demand television production executives for live event programming, talent acquisition and strategy. She ...

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Canada’s City Channel Sets 2014-15 Schedule

TORONTO: The Canadian channel City has unveiled a diverse lineup of eight comedies, three dramas, three reality series and two live events, in addition to its exclusive NHL games. On Mondays, City simulcasts 2 Broke Girls and Mom, leading into the newly acquired freshman series Scorpion at 9 p.m. Tuesdays begin ...

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Sportsnet Launches Unified Streaming Service

TORONTO: Content from all seven Sportsnet channels is being made available to stream 24/7 through Sportsnet NOW. Sportsnet NOW is free to anyone with a Sportsnet TV subscription. The service offers a live, HD-quality stream of all Sportsnet's TV programming and events. Users can access Sportsnet NOW on all computers, ...

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CBC Unveils 2014-15 Highlights

TORONTO: There are 12 new prime-time shows coming to Canada's CBC for the 2014-15 season, including dramas such as The Honourable Woman. In the fall, CBC welcomes Strange Empire, a Western whose heroes are women, to its lineup. Set for the winter 2015 lineup is Camp X, an emotionally driven character ...

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Incendo Starts Production on Latest Thriller

MONTREAL: Principal photography has begun on the thriller Courting Danger, a new feature-film production from Canada’s Incendo. The movie is being shot on location in Montreal, with local filmmaker Philippe Gagnon (The Good Sister, Willed to Kill) directing. It tells the story of Callie Banner, a college student who find ...

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eOne Buys into Canadian Interactive Agency

TORONTO/LONDON: Entertainment One (eOne) is building up its digital business through an equity investment in the Canadian interactive agency Secret Location. The company was launched in 2009 by James Milward and partners Pietro Gagliano and Ryan Andal. Secret Location creates interactive experiences to launch content through storytelling for brands, advertising ...

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CTV Makes Slew of U.S. Acquisitions for 2014-15 Lineup

TORONTO: Among the series picked up by CTV for its 2014-15 prime-time schedule are Gotham, Shonda Rhimes' How to Get Away with Murder and the Arrow companion series The Flash. CTV also secured the new Captain America spin-off Marvel's Agent Carter, the cyber-crime procedural CSI: Cyber, the drama American Crime ...

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