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Canada’s CBC Launches Digital Comedy Accelerator

OTTAWA: CBC is teaming up with CineCoup Media and Just For Laughs Television to launch the CBC ComedyCoup, a digital comedy accelerator. Canadian content creators are invited to enter a two-minute video demonstrating their comedic talents. Teams will then have ten weeks to engage with fans through digital and social ...

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Canada’s Hollywood Suite Releases TV Everywhere App

TORONTO: Canadian broadcasting company Hollywood Suite has launched a TV Everywhere app that allows subscribers to access HD content on iOS and Android devices. The app, called Hollywood Suite GO, is available at no cost to existing subscribers. It includes a customizable watch list, as well as social features that ...

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HBO Canada to Make Sensitive Skin Available for Binge Viewing

TORONTO: Marking a Canadian broadcast first, HBO Canada is planning to make the entire first season of the soon-to-launch original series Sensitive Skin available exclusively to subscribers online and on demand following its linear debut. The show, which stars Kim Cattrall and Don McKellar, premieres July 20 on HBO Canada. ...

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CTV Acquires Digital Series Blue for Streaming

TORONTO: CTV has added to the library of its CTV Extend streaming platform with the acquisition of the digital series Blue, starring Julia Stiles. The first three seasons of Blue, from the director and screenwriter Rodrigo García (In Treatment), are now available for streaming on CTV Extend at CTV.ca and ...

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CBC Sets New Strategy

OTTAWA: Canadian public broadcaster CBC has unveiled a new strategy to take it to 2020 and beyond, announcing headcount cuts, a reduction in in-house productions and a greater emphasis on digital and mobile distribution services. “A space for us all is a strategy to make CBC/Radio-Canada the public space at ...

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Blue Ant Media Bolsters Original Content Slate

TORONTO: Blue Ant Media has unveiled 21 new and returning original productions, including Colin & Justin's Cabin Pressure, Thrift Hunters and Brojects, which are slated for broadcast on the company's various specialty channels in 2014 and 2015. Among the new series for Cottage Life is Backroad Bounty, centered on two ...

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Veronica Mars Spin-Off Series Added to CTV Extend

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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New GM of Programming at CBC Television

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 ...

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

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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