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Citytv Unveils 2012-2013 Schedule

TORONTO: Rogers Media-owned Citytv unveiled its 2012-2013 schedule to advertisers today, with seven comedies and four dramas—including Revolution and Hannibal—from the U.S. joining the slate. "Citytv’s prime-time schedule is the strongest—and most competitive—in network history with critically-acclaimed fan-favorites, proven winners from last season, and the most buzzed about new series with ...

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ABC Spark Gears Up for Summer

TORONTO: ABC Spark has unveiled its prime-time summer lineup, which includes three new series premiering day-and-date with ABC Family in the U.S. Bunheads is premiering on June 11. The show follows a former prima ballerina turned Las Vegas showgirl who marries a man and moves to a sleepy coastal town, ...

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Tom Perlmutter Re-Ups with NFB for Five-Year Term

GATINEAU: Tom Perlmutter has been reappointed as the government film commissioner and chairperson of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) for a term of five years. Prior to his appointment as the head of the NFB, Perlmutter was the director general of the organization’s English program. He also worked ...

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Cartoon Network Set for July 4 Launch in Canada

TORONTO: Cartoon Network and Adult Swim are to make their Canadian debuts on July 4. Starting May 5, TELETOON will run a Cartoon Network programming block. On June 1, a weekly block of Adult Swim shows will launch on TELETOON at Night. TELETOON Retro will broadcast a block of classic ...

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Roku Brings Streaming Players to Canada

SARATOGA: The streaming platform Roku, which uses set-top boxes to deliver Internet to the TV, is now offering its products in Canada. Two streaming player models, the Roku 2 XD and Roku 2 XS, are available for purchase in Canada starting today. At launch, Roku features more than 100 entertainment ...

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Cuts Made in Telefilm Canada Program Funding Budget

MONTREAL: Tasked with reducing its expenses by C$10.6 million over the next three years, Telefilm Canada has announced cuts to its development and production financing funds. The organization is working towards saving C$2.7 million this year by focusing on its core activities and using "a balanced approach in terms of where ...

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Force Four Entertainment Ups Execs

VANCOUVER: On the heels of scoring a second-season renewal for Million Dollar Neighbourhood from OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada, Canadian outfit Force Four Entertainment has promoted to key executives. Dana Johl has been named the head of production at Force Four Entertainment, while Deborah Wainwright has been appointed to ...

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Factual & Kids’ Fare Sells for Best Boy

CANNES: Best Boy Entertainment has firmed up deals from its documentary and children’s slates, including shows such as Pet ER and Mickey’s Farm.  Animal Planet Canada took the second window for the docudrama Pet ER, which features families dealing with life-threatening pet medical emergencies. The Smile of a Child 24-hour ...

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Cuppa Coffee Eyes Partners for Osbournes Series

TORONTO: Cuppa Coffee Studios, the Canadian animation outfit that is celebrating its 20th anniversary, will be at MIPTV looking to complete the financing on a new 20-episode prime-time animated series about rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his family. Adam Shaheen, the founder and president of Cuppa Coffee Studios, says the show ...

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