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Bell Media Sets Up Accelerator Lab for Producers

TORONTO: Bell Media is making a yearly commitment of C$1 million to an accelerator lab that will serve as a way to bolster the advancement and skills of qualified TV producers in Canada. The Bell Media Producer Accelerator Lab provides emerging TV producers across Canada with the chance to gain hands-on experience ...

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Mark Burnett Delivering New Game Show in Canada

TORONTO: CHCH is to serve as the exclusive Canadian home for Spin Off, a prime-time game show developed by Mark Burnett‘s One Three Media. Morgan Elliott of Canada’s Suddenly SeeMore…Productions produced the series, which will kick off this fall for a 13-week run. The half-hour show features contestants getting the ...

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Top CBS Execs Take BANFF Spotlight

TORONTO: Nina Tassler, the president of CBS Entertainment, is lined up for the opening keynote at this year’s Banff World Media Festival (BANFF), where David Stapf, the president of CBS Television Studios, and Armando Nuñez, the president and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group, will deliver a CBS Global ...

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Astral & Bell Respond to CRTC Submissions

MONTREAL: Astral Media and BCE have issued their replies to interventions filed with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), as part of the process to review the proposed transaction to merge the two companies. The two have already agreed to sell several Astral TV services, including 100 percent of ...

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Shaftesbury Acquires New Web Show

CANNES: Shaftesbury has picked up a web series, Long Story, Short, which was created and written by the actress Katie Boland (The Master), who also stars. The series was co-created, directed and produced by Gail Harvey (Murdoch Mysteries). It follows a 21-year-old woman (Boland) and her two best friends as ...

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Novovision Creates Canadian Banner

PARIS: Nathalie Bourdon, a former sales director at Just For Laughs, has teamed up with François-Xavier Poirier, the founder and president of Novovision, to launch Novovision Canada. The newly launched Novovision Canada will be present at MIPTV, operating alongside Novovision. Bourdon spent more than a decade as sales director for ...

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ZEE Rolls Out HD Canadian Service

NEW YORK/TORONTO: ZEE has sealed a partnership with Ethnic Channels Group Limited, a distributor of foreign-language TV services, to roll out a HD version of its flagship channel in Canada. The Indian media conglomerate already operates six services in the Canadian market: ZEE TV, Alpha ETC Punjabi, Zing, ZEE Salaam, ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: Peace Point Rights

CANNES: Peace Point Rights is launching a brand-new catalogue of 40 films and several mini-series at MIPTV. “Indie films have been enjoying a robust market for several years and our new slate of 40 titles covers many genres, including action/thriller, comedy, sci-fi and romance,” says Les Tomlin, the president of ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: Sullivan Entertainment

CANNES: The two new documentary releases from Sullivan Entertainment, Out of the Shadows and Mozart Decoded, present the stories of some of the greatest artists in Western history. “Informative, high-quality documentaries continue to resonate more than ever with audiences who now specifically seek out these genres,” says Kevin Sullivan, the ...

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Shaftesbury to Rep Goalpost Library

TORONTO: Shaftesbury has taken on the TV rights for a number of theatrical releases from Goalpost Film that it will be offering at MIPTV, including The Trip. In addition to the comedic feature and BBC series The Trip, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Byrdon, there’s The Escapist, directed by Rupert ...

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