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ABC Spark Adds Pair of Shows to Lineup

TORONTO: ABC Spark, Corus Entertainment's network for Millennials, is slated to begin airing the scripted drama Recovery Road and the docuseries My Transparent Life. Recovery Road is based on the book penned by Blake Nelson. The show follows a teenage addict who enters a rehab facility. Exec producers will include ...

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CTV Unveils 2015 Mid-Season Lineup

TORONTO: CTV's 2015 mid-season schedule will be led by five new series and several returning hits, including MasterChef Canada, Spun Out and Motive, as well as a handful of live events. New to CTV is Marvel's Agent Carter, a seven-part TV event that is getting a special two-hour premiere on ...

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CMF Awards Funding to Interactive Digital Media Projects

TORONTO: The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has awarded 24 interactive digital media projects a total of C$11.8 million ($10.3 million) in funding as part of the second round of production support from the Experimental Stream for 2014-15. The 24 companies are located in various regions of the country: one in ...

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Sensitive Skin Renewed in Canada

TORONTO: The dramedy Sensitive Skin has received a second season order from Bell Media’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central, with Kim Cattrall returning as executive producer and star. Cattrall (Sex and the City) is joined by Don McKellar (The Grand Seduction), who resumes his role as director ...

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Bell Media Unveils CraveTV

TORONTO: Bell Media has officially unveiled CraveTV, previously code-named Project Latte, a brand-new SVOD streaming service launching December 11 for C$4 ($3.50) a month. At launch, nearly 65 percent of the entire CraveTV catalogue is exclusive to the service, with more exclusive titles to be added regularly. In its first ...

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Frantic Films Hires Development Consultant

TORONTO: Canadian producer Frantic Films has brought on Graham Ludlow, a Los Angeles-based senior development consultant, to find and develop comedy and scripted-TV projects. Ludlow’s role will include working with key creative talent, sourcing new scripted material, liaising with Canadian and American talent in Los Angeles and advancing series through ...

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Bell Media, Warner Bros. Ink Deal for Last Hobbit Film

TORONTO: Bell Media has signed an exclusive multimedia agreement with Warner Bros. Pictures Canada for The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, the third and final installment of The Hobbit trilogy that is due to make its theatrical debut later this month. This marks the third year in a row ...

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TVA Canada Goes for More Bondi Vet

MELBOURNE: TVA Canada has picked up the fifth and sixth seasons of Bondi Vet, a factual-entertainment series from the Fred Media catalogue. Bondi Vet is now airing in more than 30 million homes across 170-plus territories. The show stars Dr. Chris Brown, a veterinarian. It airs on CASA on Monday, ...

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Arrow, The Flash to Stream on Bell Media’s Project Latte

TORONTO: Bell Media has scored an exclusive streaming pact with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution for the series Arrow and The Flash to join its SVOD service code-named Project Latte, which has also unveiled its Sci-Fi & Fantasy Collection that includes Doctor Who and Orphan Black. Arrow and The Flash ...

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