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Tricon to Rep IFC Original Programming

September 5, 2012

TORONTO/NEW YORK: Tricon Films & Television has taken on the exclusive worldwide distribution rights for IFC’s slate of original scripted comedies. The first two IFC series that Tricon is bringing to the market are Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bunk. Comedy Bang! Bang! is hosted by Scott Aukerman and his musical cohort …

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Distribution360

October 7, 2012

CANNES: MIPCOM will be the launch pad for the all-new season two of Splatalot for Distribution360. “Season one’s action and humor have thrilled millions of kids in over 100 countries, including the U.S. on Nickelodeon,” says Kirsten Hurd, the company’s senior sales executive. The success of the brand in the …

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Study: Eliminating Ads on CBC Would Harm Canadian TV Industry

November 29, 2011

OTTAWA: A new study from the Nordicity Group, commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC), reveals that advertising does not detract from the public broadcaster’s mandate and that there is "no good public policy reason to eliminate advertising from its TV services." Nordicity estimates that eliminating advertising from CBC/Radio-Canada would …

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Launch Date Set for ABC Spark in Canada

January 6, 2012

TORONTO: Corus Entertainment’s new TV service ABC Spark is to launch across Canada on March 26. Starting January 16, YTV, W Network and CMT will air blocks of exclusive programming to be featured on ABC Spark. The channel will be available in Canada based on a license agreement with Disney/ABC …

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CCI Promotes Rekha Shah

January 10, 2012

TORONTO: Rekha Shah has been appointed to the role of VP of distribution and co-production at CCI Releasing. Shah will manage CCI Releasing’s international library and the executive sales team. She will also work closely with co-chairmen Charles Falzon and Arnie Zipursky on the packaging of original content. “We welcome …

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Former eOne Exec Suzanne Berger Sets Up Production Outfit

January 13, 2012

TORONTO: Suzanne Berger, formerly the VP of production at Entertainment One (eOne) Television, has teamed up with Ken MacNeil, the president of Creative Post, to launch Rosetta Media, a new production outfit specialized in 3D and 2D content. Based in Toronto, Rosetta Media will produce original content in stereo 3D …

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Nat Abraham Upped at Breakthrough

January 18, 2012

TORONTO: Breakthrough Entertainment has promoted Nat Abraham to president of distribution, with his responsibilities to encompass all areas of TV, film and digital. The promotion to president of distribution from the previous title of VP reflects Breakthrough’s expansion of its distribution operations to all areas of television, film and digital. …

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eOne Secures Rights to Katt Williams Special

January 20, 2012

NEW YORK/TORONTO: Entertainment One (eOne) has scored worldwide distribution rights for Kattpacalypse 2012, the comedian/actor Katt Williams’ New Year’s Eve comedy special. Kattpacalypse 2012 marks the beginning of eOne’s distribution partnership with Williams, through his production company So Pro Studios. Williams and film director Marcus Raboy (Friday After Next, Carlos …

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Incendo Appoints New Production Exec

January 24, 2012

MONTREAL: Ian Whitehead, whose past projects include 18 to Life, The Kate Logan Affair and Assassin’s Creed Lineage, has been named the head of production at Incendo. “We are thrilled that Ian has chosen to be part of our team,” said Jean Bureau, a co-president of Incendo. “With over ten …

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Osiris in Canadian Distribution Pact

January 26, 2012

TORONTO: Los Angeles-based Osiris Entertainment has tapped Multiple Media Entertainment to exclusively distribute its catalogue in Canada. The deal includes titles such as Listen to Your Heart, starring Cybill Shepherd; Weakness, starring Josh Charles (The Good Wife) and Bobby Cannavale (Nurse Jackie); and Eva, starring Patrick Bergin (Sleeping with the …