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Blue Ant Media Realigns Leadership Roles

TORONTO: Blue Ant Media has added to its management team and realigned internal leadership roles. Under the changes, Jamie Schouela, formerly Blue Ant Media’s executive VP of marketing and communications, has been appointed to the newly created role of executive VP of Canadian networks. Schouela is charged with leading the ...

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Love Nature & WWF-Canada Team Up to Promote Canadian Water Health

TORONTO: The Blue Ant Media brand Love Nature has entered into a content partnership with WWF-Canada to advocate for water conservation and raise awareness about the importance of Canada’s freshwater supply. Love Nature and WWF-Canada are launching a joint digital content hub on WWF-Canada’s website to make Canadians aware of ...

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First Half Results Up at Entertainment One

TORONTO: Adjusted profit before tax at Entertainment One (eOne) increased by 42 percent to £39.9 million ($60.7 million) on revenues that were up 2 percent to £337.1 million ($512.8 million) in the six months ended September 30, 2015. Highlights of the period included the acquisition of a majority stake in ...

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Starz’s John Penney to Keynote CMPA’s Prime Time Conference

OTTAWA/TORONTO: John Penney, Starz’s chief strategy officer, is set to deliver the opening keynote at the Canadian Media Production Association’s (CMPA) Prime Time conference. The conference will focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and growth by exploring new opportunities in international and digital markets and the evolution of legacy media. It will ...

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CraveTV Adds Sports Content

TORONTO: Canadian SVOD service CraveTV has rolled out a new curated sports collection anchored by programming from the Canadian Football League (CFL). The CFL lineup includes the past seven Grey Cup games; the documentary Journey to the Grey Cup, which spotlights champions from the last six tournaments; and the eight-part ...

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Shaftesbury Ramps Up Creative Team

TORONTO: Shaftesbury has appointed Jay Bennett, an executive at its digital studio, Smokebomb Entertainment, as the senior VP of creative and innovation. In this newly created role, Bennett will be responsible for the creative direction and innovation of the company. He will focus on technology and multiscreen content, including original ...

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9 Story Adds to Board of Directors

TORONTO: 9 Story Media Group has appointed industry veteran Geraldine Laybourne to its board of directors. Currently, Laybourne is chairman and co-founder of Kandu, a kids’ technology company, and her appointment follows 9 Story’s recent acquisition of Brown Bag Films. In the 1980s and 1990s, Laybourne led the team that created Nickelodeon and Nick ...

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Rezolution Pictures & Minority Games Launch VR Company

MONTREAL: Rezolution Pictures and Minority Games have teamed up for the launch of MinorityVR, a new company that will offer broadcasters virtual reality (VR) experiences as companion pieces to existing scripted and factual programming, as well as original TV broadcast content with second-screen VR experiences. The purpose of MinorityVR, which ...

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Incendo’s Run to Me Begins Filming in Canada

MONTREAL: Principal photography has begun on the movie Run to Me, produced by Incendo with the participation of Bell Media. Run to Me is being shot in Montreal. It tells the story of Alison Wynn, an amateur triathlete who convinces Dr. Laura Stevens, a controversial peak-performance trainer, to take her ...

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Rogers to Bring New VICE Channel to Canada

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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