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Veronica Mars Spin-Off Series Added to CTV Extend

June 10, 2014

BANFF: There's a new raft of exclusive content set to launch on CTV Extend, including the Veronica Mars digital spin-off series. Four new series as joining the lineup, in addition to the 11 that are already available. CTV's original network drama The Listener has spun off a third companion series, …

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CBC Unveils 2014-15 Highlights

May 30, 2014

TORONTO: There are 12 new prime-time shows coming to Canada's CBC for the 2014-15 season, including dramas such as The Honourable Woman. In the fall, CBC welcomes Strange Empire, a Western whose heroes are women, to its lineup. Set for the winter 2015 lineup is Camp X, an emotionally driven character …

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eOne Buys into Canadian Interactive Agency

May 28, 2014

TORONTO/LONDON: Entertainment One (eOne) is building up its digital business through an equity investment in the Canadian interactive agency Secret Location. The company was launched in 2009 by James Milward and partners Pietro Gagliano and Ryan Andal. Secret Location creates interactive experiences to launch content through storytelling for brands, advertising …

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Blue Ant Invests in Music-Focused YouTube Network

April 1, 2014

TORONTO: Canada's Blue Ant Media has taken a stake in Omnia Media, the third-largest music network on YouTube that delivers more than 550 million video views a month. One of YouTube's top ten multichannel networks, the Los Angeles-based Omnia helps independent artists and labels build and monetize their presence on YouTube, …

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Cineflix Names EVP of Programming & Development

April 4, 2014

MONTREAL: Cineflix Media has hired Brandon Killion as the company’s executive VP of programming and development for North America. In his new post, Killion will work out of Los Angeles under Glen Salzman and Katherine Buck, co-founders and co-CEOs of Cineflix Media. He will collaborate with Charles Tremayne, president of …

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Industry Veterans Form Entertainment Finance Company

April 10, 2014

TORONTO/CANNES: Jacqueline Kelly, John Vandervelde and Michael Hirsh, Canadian entertainment business veterans, have partnered for the launch of The Entertainment and Media Finance Group (TEAM). Based in Toronto, TEAM will provide professional financial advisory services along with interim/specialized lending for small and mid-sized movie and TV producers in Canada. The …

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Canada’s Shaw Communications to Cut 400 Jobs

April 15, 2014

CALGARY: Shaw Communications is changing the structure of its operating units in a bid to improve overall efficiency, with the consolidation to result in the loss of some 400 employees. Shaw's residential cable, satellite, Internet and home-phone services will be consolidated into a new consumer business unit. Shaw's enterprise services, …

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Tricon Makes Multiple Scripted Sales

April 29, 2014

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television has sold a slate of scripted programming, including IFC original productions, into various international markets. From IFC’s catalogue, the parody miniseries The Spoils of Babylon went to FOX in the U.K. and ABC2 Australia, as well as C More in Scandinavia and STUDIOCANAL in France, …

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CTV Launches Exclusive Digital Hub

April 30, 2014

TORONTO: Canada's CTV has unveiled CTV Extend, a new digital hub that consists entirely of exclusive original and acquired digital content. CTV Extend features more than 10 series and 120 episodes. Among the programming is the original series Backpackers from Smokebomb Entertainment, as well as the original series Space Riders: …

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Canada’s CTS Adds CBSSI Programming to Fall Lineup

May 1, 2014

TORONTO: CTS in Canada has picked up the rights for Judge Judy, Hot Bench and Everybody Loves Raymond from CBS Studios International (CBSSI) for broadcast later in the year. The courtroom series Judge Judy is CBSSI's number-one program in syndication. Hot Bench is a new court show created by Judge …