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Tricon to Present Largest Catalogue to Date

TORONTO: Alongside launching original series from Pivot, including HitRECord on TV!, Raising McCain, Jersey Strong and Take Part Live, Tricon Films & Television is also presenting the new IFC series The Spoils of Babylon and The Birthday Boys as well as a slate of other comedy, lifestyle and factual series. ...

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David Weitzman Upped at ole

TORONTO: David Weitzman has been elevated to the role of VP of business development at the music-rights-management outfit ole. Weitzman joined ole in 2009 and has since strategically sourced and developed several important deals for the company. He was integral in the company’s recent acquisition of the Sony Pictures Entertainment ...

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Tricon to Present Two New IFC Original Comedies

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television is launching two new original scripted comedies from IFC at MIPCOM: The Birthday Boys and The Spoils of Babylon. The 10×30-minute The Birthday Boys is executive produced by Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad, Mr. Show) and Ben Stiller (Zoolander). The 6×30-minute The Spoils of Babylon is ...

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Former CTV & Corus Exec Joanna Webb Joins Shaftesbury

TORONTO: Shaftesbury has hired Joanna Webb for the newly created role of senior VP of content strategy. Webb most recently served as managing director fo Mojojo Media. Prior to founding the company, Webb was the senior VP of programming at CTV. Before this, she spent 15 years at Corus Entertainment. ...

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New Director of Partnerships for Boat Rocker Studios

TORONTO: Temple Street Productions has named Carlos Pacheco as the director of partnerships for Boat Rocker Studios, an original digital content studio. In his new position, Pacheco will work under Michael Pratte, the VP of Temple Street Media Ventures. He will be charged with developing and maintaining partnerships with new and ...

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Canadian Pay-TV Market Losing Subs

EL SEGUNDO: Subscriptions to pay-TV services in Canada were down by 10,810 in the second quarter of the year, with gains in IPTV failing to offset losses in both cable and satellite, according to IHS. Q2 marked the third straight quarter of losses for the Canadian pay-TV market. However, Q2's decline was ...

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Former CBC Exec Julie Bristow Launches Production Company

TORONTO: Julie Bristow, formerly the executive director of studio and unscripted programming at CBC, has established Bristow Global Media (BGM), a content creation company. BGM will be producing across all genres for both traditional and digital platforms, specializing in consumer engagement and participation beyond the television. The company has already ...

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Tricon Hires for Digital Content Team

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television has appointed Karthiga Ratnasabapathy as director of digital sales and acquisitions, alongside several promotions within its distribution arm. Ratnasabapathy will be reporting to Jon Rutherford, Tricon’s senior VP of distribution and business development. Ratnasabapathy is responsible for building the company’s worldwide sales for all digital ...

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Canada’s THA Hires Former BBC Worldwide Exec

TORONTO: The Canadian producer and distributor Thomas Howe Associates has hired Gwen Jones McCauley, most recently the VP of sales and co-productions at BBC Worldwide’s Toronto office, as its new senior VP of content sales and business development. This newly created role sees McCauley in charge of sales for the THA ...

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