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Allan Leighton Named Entertainment One Chairman

March 31, 2014

LONDON: Allan Leighton is joining Entertainment One as its new non-executive director and chairman after a reshuffling of the company’s board. Linda Robinson, a lawyer and current director and vice chair of Infrastructure Ontario, has also been tapped for the board as non-executive director. The announcements come as James Corsellis …

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Incendo Starts Production on Latest Thriller

May 30, 2014

MONTREAL: Principal photography has begun on the thriller Courting Danger, a new feature-film production from Canada’s Incendo. The movie is being shot on location in Montreal, with local filmmaker Philippe Gagnon (The Good Sister, Willed to Kill) directing. It tells the story of Callie Banner, a college student who find …

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Canada’s City Channel Sets 2014-15 Schedule

June 3, 2014

TORONTO: The Canadian channel City has unveiled a diverse lineup of eight comedies, three dramas, three reality series and two live events, in addition to its exclusive NHL games. On Mondays, City simulcasts 2 Broke Girls and Mom, leading into the newly acquired freshman series Scorpion at 9 p.m. Tuesdays begin …

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Sportsnet Launches Unified Streaming Service

June 3, 2014

TORONTO: Content from all seven Sportsnet channels is being made available to stream 24/7 through Sportsnet NOW. Sportsnet NOW is free to anyone with a Sportsnet TV subscription. The service offers a live, HD-quality stream of all Sportsnet's TV programming and events. Users can access Sportsnet NOW on all computers, …

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Global Unveils New U.S. Acquisitions

June 4, 2014

TORONTO: NCIS: New Orleans, Constantine and Gracepoint are among the new U.S. shows set to air on Canada's Global this fall, with Heroes Reborn and Mark Burnett's miniseries The Dovekeepers slated for midseason. Coming out of the L.A. Screenings, the Canadian broadcaster, owned by Shaw Media, has acquired for the …

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Bristow Global Media Fills New Head of Content Role

June 4, 2014

TORONTO: Bristow Global Media (BGM) has appointed leading live and event broadcast exec Claire Adams as the company's head of content, a newly created post. Adams has made a name for herself as one of Canada's most in-demand television production executives for live event programming, talent acquisition and strategy. She …

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CTV Sets 2014-15 Schedule with New U.S. Acquisitions

June 5, 2014

TORONTO: CTV's 2014-15 prime-time lineup features U.S. series such as Gotham, The Flash and the comedies The Millers and The McCarthys. Mondays on CTV feature the new U.S. pickups Gotham and Forever. Castle caps off the night. Tuesdays pair The Flash, new to the network's schedule, with returning series Marvel's …

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Bell Media Makes Slew of Acquisitions for Specialty Channels

June 5, 2014

TORONTO: Bell Media has acquired nine series for its suite of specialty channels, including picking up The Royals, starring Elizabeth Hurley, for E! Angie Tribeca, a spoof of police procedurals from Steve and Nancy Carell, is set for The Comedy Network midseason. The series stars Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation, …

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New GM of Programming at CBC Television

June 9, 2014

BANFF: Sally Catto has been named general manager of programming for CBC Television, elevated from the role of executive director of commissioned and scripted programming. Catto's appointment is effective immediately. She first started working at CBC in 2001, as the executive in charge of production for drama, before taking on …