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NATPE Spotlight: Peace Point Rights

MIAMI: Starring Katie Holmes, The Kennedys: After Camelot is a four-part miniseries being promoted by Peace Point Rights at NATPE. “We have enjoyed great success with scripted titles produced with our partner Muse Entertainment in Latin America,” says Les Tomlin, the company’s president and CEO. “We expect our new Katie ...

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Report: Most-Watched Programs in Canada for 2015

TORONTO: Bell Media and CTV have unveiled the ranking of the most-watched TV broadcasts and programs in Canada in 2015, with The Amazing Race Canada topping the list. The Amazing Race Canada was number one on the list of Canada’s most-watched regularly scheduled TV programs. Coming in second was The ...

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Stingray Grows Its Offering of Live Music Concerts

MONTREAL: Stingray Digital Group, which offers business-to-business multiplatform music and in-store media solutions for companies and individuals alike, has acquired Swiss-based iConcerts, a TV channel dedicated to live music. After the transaction is completed, Stingray will become the largest broadcaster of live-music concerts on TV, with access to an extensive ...

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CMF Funding for Digital Media Projects

TORONTO: The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has awarded C$14.3 million ($10.3 million) to 24 interactive digital media projects as part of the second round of production support from the 2015-2016 Experimental Stream. The Experimental Stream is meant to encourage the creation of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications. ...

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Production Wraps on Breakthrough’s Latest Horror Feature

TORONTO: Breakthrough Entertainment and 5’7 Films have completed production on their teen horror feature film The Haunted House on Kirby Road. Written by Adam Rodness and Stu Stone, who head up 5’7 Films, the movie follows six teenagers who set out to debunk an urban legend about a local haunted ...

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Carriage Deal Brings Chinese Channels to Canada

CALGARY: International Media Distribution (IMD) and Shaw Communications in Canada have agreed on a deal to add Beijing TV and Hunan TV to Shaw’s selection of Mandarin-language TV channels. The carriage deal will give Shaw Cable subscribers access to lifestyle and entertainment programming from two of China’s most popular networks. ...

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Shaftesbury Taps Ted Biggs for New Tech Post

TORONTO: Shaftesbury has named Ted Biggs VP of convergent and technology for Smokebomb Entertainment, the company’s digital and technology arm. In the first technology post for the company, Biggs will spearhead the funding, research and development, as well as the production and deployment, of Smokebomb’s slate of convergent and technology ...

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CMF Offers $1.9 Million to Projects in Diverse Languages

TORONTO: The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is providing C$2.5 million ($1.9 million) in funding to ten projects in languages other than English, French or Aboriginal languages. Of the ten projects, two are children’s and youth productions, four are documentaries and four are dramas. One is in Cantonese, one is Italian, ...

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Bell Media & HBO Sign Historic Agreement

TORONTO/NEW YORK: As part of a new, unprecedented agreement, Bell Media will become the exclusive Canadian home of all HBO programming on all subscription platforms into the next decade. Under this long-term pact—a first of its kind for HBO in Canada—Bell Media will have the ability to deliver current-season, past-season ...

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