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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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CosmoTV Adds The Bachelor Canada, Baggage & More

TORONTO: The newly unveiled fall schedule of CosmoTV features the Canadian version of the successful dating franchise The Bachelor, alongside the reality series Married to Medicine, the game show Baggage and a host of other highlights. The Bachelor Canada debuts September 4 at 8 p.m. The 9×1-hour series features an all-Canadian ...

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Pamela Thomas Inks First-Look Deal with Frantic Films

WINNIPEG: In an effort to enhance its expertise in comedy content, Frantic Films has signed a first-look agreement with Pamela Thomas, a seasoned entertainment executive. Thomas has been in the comedy business for more than two decades. She has contributed to such productions as Saturday Night Live and Kids in ...

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Corus Announces Management Restructure

TORONTO: Corus Entertainment has unveiled changes to its senior leadership team, including the elevation of Doug Murphy to executive VP and COO and the appointment of Colin Bohm as VP of television and head of kids. Murphy, previously executive VP and president of Corus Television, now oversees all television and ...

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Report: 16 Percent of Canadians are “Cord Cutters”

TORONTO: New comScore research finds that 16 percent of Canadian adults say they no longer watch any traditional TV and exclusively stream content online. The findings also show that 45 percent of respondents say they watch both TV and online video content, 35 percent just watch TV and 4 percent watch ...

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Tricon Secures Sales for IFC Programming

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television has licensed a number of scripted shows, including IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bunk, to broadcasters around the world. Presented by Scott Aukerman, Comedy Bang! Bang! is a talk show that features appearances from such guests as Seth Rogen, Amy Poehler and Zach Galifianakis. Bunk watches as ...

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Astral-Bell Merger Leads to Executive Changes

MONTREAL/TORONTO: Astral Media and Bell Media have officially been merged together, with a new senior leadership team in place. The new leadership structure includes Jacques Parisien as the president of national specialty and pay TV, radio and out-of-home, and Charles Benoît as the president of television and radio for Quebec. ...

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ole Lands Sony Pictures Music Publishing Catalogue

TORONTO: ole has acquired the music publishing catalogue of compositions from Sony Pictures Entertainment’s film and TV releases between 1993 and 2012.  ole has scored music from such TV shows as Wheel of Fortune, Breaking Bad, The Nanny, Dawson’s Creek and Rescue Me. It also picked up compositions from Sony films, including ...

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