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MIPCOM Spotlight: Incendo

October 3, 2015

CANNES: Incendo is heading to Cannes with movies and drama series in tow, including the film Swept Under. In the TV movie Swept Under, a forensic cleaner uncovers evidence at a crime scene and pairs up with a rookie detective to try to solve a series of related murders. The …

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CMF Leads Canada-Focused Program at MIPCOM

October 4, 2015

TORONTO/CANNES: The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Telefilm Canada are spearheading an exciting program that focuses on Canadian creativity and talent in science edutainment for children and sci‐fi productions targeting Millennials. Canadian industry leaders are also sharing the country’s expertise and successes on topics such as apps, streaming platforms and …

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Rogers to Bring New VICE Channel to Canada

November 6, 2015

TORONTO: Rogers and VICE Media are bringing the newly announced 24-hour specialty channel VICELAND to Canada, slated for a launch in winter 2016. The service will feature hundreds of hours of new and exclusive programming developed by the VICE team. The bio. channel in Canada will be rebranded as VICELAND. …

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Sensitive Skin Renewed in Canada

December 8, 2014

TORONTO: The dramedy Sensitive Skin has received a second season order from Bell Media’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central, with Kim Cattrall returning as executive producer and star. Cattrall (Sex and the City) is joined by Don McKellar (The Grand Seduction), who resumes his role as director …

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CraveTV Scores Twentieth Century Fox Content

February 9, 2015

TORONTO: Bell Media and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution have signed a multiyear exclusive pact that sees past seasons of a slew of comedies and dramas, among them Homeland, being added to the CraveTV service. All 24 episodes of seasons one and two of Homeland will be available on CraveTV, …

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ole Enters OTT, Digital Deal with Cineflix

February 11, 2015

TORONTO: The rights management company ole is increasing its involvement in the OTT digital video market thanks to a new partnership with Cineflix Media. ole is becoming Cineflix Media's financial partner in its emerging OTT distribution business. ole will also handle the administration and channel management of all Cineflix content …

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CTV’s TV Everywhere App to Support Google Chromecast

February 12, 2015

TORONTO: Canada’s CTV has made its TV Everywhere service CTV GO compatible with the Google Chromecast device. The new CTV GO app features a redesigned look and full support for Google Chromecast. Its content includes full-length episodes and extras, which are accessible on Android and iOS phones and tablets. The …

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Canada’s W Network Launching Female-Focused Digital Hubs

February 23, 2015

TORONTO: Corus Entertainment’s W Network is due to launch two new online properties, the lifestyle site W Dish and the short-form digital video site W View. W Dish will feature clickable lifestyle stories in a mobile-friendly, responsive environment. The site will focus on a target demographic of women 25 to 44, …

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New VP of Programming for Corus’s Historia & Séries+ Channels

February 24, 2015

MONTREAL: Corus Média has appointed Brigitte Vincent as VP of programming for its French-language Historia and Séries+ channels. Vincent had been the director of original productions and Canadian acquisitions for Historia and Séries+ since 2008. To support her in this new role, Vincent has appointed Catherine Vidal to the position …

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Fremantle Corp. to Rep CCI Content

February 26, 2015

TORONTO: The Fremantle Corporation has signed a co-distribution agreement with CCI Entertainment involving CCI Releasing's catalogue of drama, lifestyle and factual titles. The library includes the new lifestyle series Real Houses, made by CCI Productions, Hemmings House and Talons of Venice, and Cubicle to the Cage, which is produced by …