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CTV Acquires Digital Series Blue for Streaming

TORONTO: CTV has added to the library of its CTV Extend streaming platform with the acquisition of the digital series Blue, starring Julia Stiles. The first three seasons of Blue, from the director and screenwriter Rodrigo García (In Treatment), are now available for streaming on CTV Extend at and ...

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CBC Sets New Strategy

OTTAWA: Canadian public broadcaster CBC has unveiled a new strategy to take it to 2020 and beyond, announcing headcount cuts, a reduction in in-house productions and a greater emphasis on digital and mobile distribution services. “A space for us all is a strategy to make CBC/Radio-Canada the public space at ...

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Blue Ant Media Bolsters Original Content Slate

TORONTO: Blue Ant Media has unveiled 21 new and returning original productions, including Colin & Justin's Cabin Pressure, Thrift Hunters and Brojects, which are slated for broadcast on the company's various specialty channels in 2014 and 2015. Among the new series for Cottage Life is Backroad Bounty, centered on two ...

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Veronica Mars Spin-Off Series Added to CTV Extend

BANFF: There's a new raft of exclusive content set to launch on CTV Extend, including the Veronica Mars digital spin-off series. Four new series as joining the lineup, in addition to the 11 that are already available. CTV's original network drama The Listener has spun off a third companion series, ...

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New GM of Programming at CBC Television

BANFF: Sally Catto has been named general manager of programming for CBC Television, elevated from the role of executive director of commissioned and scripted programming. Catto's appointment is effective immediately. She first started working at CBC in 2001, as the executive in charge of production for drama, before taking on ...

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CTV Sets 2014-15 Schedule with New U.S. Acquisitions

TORONTO: CTV's 2014-15 prime-time lineup features U.S. series such as Gotham, The Flash and the comedies The Millers and The McCarthys. Mondays on CTV feature the new U.S. pickups Gotham and Forever. Castle caps off the night. Tuesdays pair The Flash, new to the network's schedule, with returning series Marvel's ...

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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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