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ole Digital Forms Pact with YouTube

TORONTO: The newly formed digital arm of ole has made a publishing and sound recording A/V agreement with YouTube in a continuing effort to fully control its client and owned interests online. The direct deal with YouTube will protect client collections from the use of publishing, master recordings and audiovisual ...

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Breakthrough Dramedy Heads to iTunes Canada

TORONTO: The first three seasons of Less Than Kind, a comedy drama from Breakthrough Entertainment, have become available on iTunes in Canada. Starring Jess Camacho, Less Than Kind focuses on an overweight teenage boy and his dysfunctional family. The show is co-produced by Breakthrough Entertainment and Buffalo Gal Pictures. It ...

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ole Digital Appoints First SVP

TORONTO: Jim Selby, the former CEO of Naxos, has become the inaugural senior VP of ole Digital. In his new role, Selby will make sure that ole is leading in online rights management, collections, content and business development by actively representing the interests of the company's clients and owned assets ...

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Tom Perlmutter Steps Down as NFB Chair

MONTREAL: Tom Perlmutter has decided to step down as the chair of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and government film commissioner, effective December 31. Perlmutter said he is leaving in order to devote himself to thinking and writing about the long-term issues affecting the arts and public cultural ...

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Bell Media Stocks New French-Language Crime Channel

MONTREAL: Bell Media has devised the programming roster for its upcoming Canal D/Investigation channel, a French-language service specializing in factual programming about the world of crime. The channel will air more than 500 hours of programming that has never been seen before in Quebec. Around 15 percent will be Canadian ...

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Netflix Canada Adds More CBC Shows

BEVERLY HILLS: An expanded licensing agreement between Netflix and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) sees the service being able to stream Murdoch Mysteries for the first time in Canada as well as new seasons of Republic of Doyle and others. The two extended and expanded their current licensing agreement to ...

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Rogers Strikes 12-Year NHL Deal

TORONTO: Rogers Communications and the National Hockey League (NHL) have struck a landmark 12-year broadcast and multimedia agreement that covers all national rights to NHL games on all platforms in all languages. The pact marks the largest media rights deal in the league's history. The deal also marks the first ...

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CTC-International Hits Canada

MOSCOW: The international version of the Russian channel CTC has started broadcasting in Canada through Bell. The channel, CTC-International, has a programming lineup in Canada that is very close to the original Russian version. It is now available to Bell subscribers on the Bell Fibe cable service. Evgeny Kirichuk, CTC ...

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CTV Go Now Available

TORONTO: CTV is now available live and on demand via CTV Go, which is delivering more than 3,000 hours of programming. CTV Go features around 60 titles from the 2013-14 season, including The Big Bang Theory, The Amazing Race, Grey's Anatomy, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Played. For the first ...

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Bell Media Bolsters Comedy Development Slate

TORONTO: Bell Media has announced the addition of five new comedy projects to its original development slate, including shows from Mark McKinney, showrunner of Less Than Kind, and Ilana Frank, whose credits include Rookie Blue and Saving Hope. The broadcaster already has 15 comedy projects in development, as well as ...

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