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CBC Gives Comedy Series Workin’ Moms the Green Light

TORONTO: CBC has ordered 13 episodes of Workin’ Moms, a new original comedy series created by Catherine Reitman (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, black-ish). The series is based on Reitman’s experiences with motherhood. It is set to begin production in Toronto in July 2016 and is expected to debut on CBC ...

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Discovery GO Launches in Canada

TORONTO: The premium video streaming service Discovery GO has gone live in Canada for subscribers of Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Eastlink, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct. Discovery GO will soon be available to Bell FibreOP TV subscribers. At launch, Discovery GO is accessible online, via iOS and Android ...

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Blue Ant’s Makeful Slates Fall Programming Preview

TORONTO: Blue Ant Media’s new lifestyle specialty channel Makeful is set to launch a free nationwide preview of its fall programming lineup, which features new shows such as Jamie’s American Road Trip. An eight-week, Canada-wide free preview event featuring the channel’s fall lineup is set to kick off on October ...

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CMF’s English Point of View Program Supports 17 Projects

TORONTO: The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has revealed a total contribution of C$5 million ($3.8 million) to 17 projects that applied to the Convergent Stream's English POV Program for the production of point-of-view documentaries. Of the 17 projects funded by the CMF, 13 have television and digital media components, two ...

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CBC/Radio-Canada Scores 2022, 2024 Olympic Games

TORONTO: In a deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), CBC/Radio-Canada has picked up the Canadian broadcast rights for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the 2024 Olympic Games. With this agreement, CBC/Radio-Canada becomes the country's Olympic network and official broadcaster for the next five Olympic Games, including Rio ...

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CBC Appoints Chris Harris EP of Digital Scripted

TORONTO: CBC has named Chris Harris, who previously worked with the Canadian pubcaster from 1999 to 2006, as executive producer of digital scripted. In his new role, Harris will report to Paul McGrath, the director of digital content at CBC. Harris most recently worked as VP of strategy and business ...

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Blue Ant Media Unveils Fall Highlights for T+E, Cottage Life

TORONTO: Blue Ant Media has revealed the fall highlights—including a variety of new programming—premiering on its specialty channels T+E and Cottage Life. T+E will broadcast the Canadian debut of Natural Born Monsters on October 28 at 10 p.m. The new show will spotlight the rare and dangerous creatures spawned by ...

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Canada Media Fund Pacts with Oz for Interactive Digital Incentive

LONDON: The Canada Media Fund and the Australian government through Screen Australia have partnered for a C$800,000 ($615,900) incentive geared toward digital interactive projects. The incentive is meant to increase co-productions between both countries, specifically those that are pushing the way stories are told. “With 50 film and television co-productions ...

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CBC Names Director of Scripted Content

TORONTO: Canadian pubcaster CBC has tapped former Shaw Media original drama senior director Tara Ellis to lead its scripted content teams. As executive director of scripted content, Ellis will oversee the senior directors of drama, comedy and children’s content. The digital originals team will also report to her, with respect ...

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