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Peace Point Rights Unveils NATPE Budapest Highlights

TORONTO: Peace Point Rights’ slate for this year’s NATPE Budapest is comprised of a host of lifestyle, factual and sports series, as well as more than 40 films. One of the factual titles on offer from the company is Frontier Vets, which revolves around eight veterinary students who are tasked ...

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Breakthrough Entertainment Inks Deals for Three Movies

TORONTO: At the Cannes Film Festival, Breakthrough Entertainment finalized sales for Antisocial, Cubicle Warriors and The Resurrection of Tony Gitone in territories around the globe. Antisocial, the first installment of a horror trilogy, has been picked up by Monster Pictures for the U.S., U.K. and Australia. Additional agreements are pending in ...

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CTV Adds U.S. Reality to Summer Lineup

TORONTO: Whodunnit?, the new murder-mystery competition from Anthony Zuiker and Cris Abrego, is headed to CTV’s summer slate alongside the Jane Lynch-hosted Hollywood Game Night. The NBC series Hollywood Game Night, in which ordinary people and celebrities compete in a variety of games, premieres July 11. The ABC show Whodunnit? rolls ...

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NATPE Budapest Spotlight: Peace Point Rights

BUDAPEST: In its second outing at NATPE Budapest, Peace Point Rights is looking to shore up new sales on series from its lifestyle catalogue, including Frontier Vets, The Bulloch Family Ranch and Sando. It will also be promoting titles from its film catalogue, which includes Locked In, Belle du Seigneur ...

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Bravo Canada to Adapt 19-2

BANFF: The French-Canadian series 19-2, a cop drama that premiered in Quebec in 2011, is set for an English-language adaptation for Bravo in Canada, with the premiere planned for 2014. Montreal’s Sphere Media Plus and co-producers Echo Media will shoot ten one-hour episodes in Quebec this fall with showrunner Bruce Smith (Durham ...

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Canada’s Super Channel Expands Starz Output Deal

EDMONTON/BEVERLY HILLS: Super Channel in Canada has entered into a newly expanded multi-year licensing and programming distribution agreement with Starz Worldwide Distribution. The new output arrangement, along with the existing contract, makes Super Channel the exclusive English-language pay-TV home in Canada for several Starz originals, including Da Vinci’s Demons and the ...

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Temple Street Unveils Boat Rocker Studios

TORONTO: The newly formed Temple Street Media Ventures has established an original digital content studio, Boat Rocker Studios. The studio will be housed in a newly acquired building that is in Toronto’s downtown King St. East area. Revitalizing what was once a CBC production facility, Boat Rocker Studios will aim ...

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Rising Evidence of Cord-Cutting in Canada

OTTAWA: Boon Dog Professional Services, an Ottawa­â€based research and consulting firm that back in December 2010 said that cord-cutting was not a reality in Canada, has changed its tune, citing "the first concrete signs" of cord-cutting in the Canadian traditional TV service market. Publicly traded TV service providers lost an estimated 5,394 TV subscribers ...

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Temple Street Creates New Digital Post

TORONTO: Temple Street Productions has promoted Michel Pratte to VP of Media Ventures, effectively immediately. As the head of the newly established department, which is meant to drive Temple Street’s growth into digital media, Pratte is charged with overseeing the company’s expansion in the original digital content arena. His initial ...

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CTV Sets Prime-Time Schedule

TORONTO: Although there are a slew of returning series for CTV’s 2013-14 lineup, the network did make several key additions to its upcoming schedule, including Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. With Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, CTV has slated the new comedies The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife to ...

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