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New Director of Partnerships for Boat Rocker Studios

September 4, 2013

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 …


Tricon to Present Two New IFC Original Comedies

September 16, 2013

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 …


David Weitzman Upped at ole

September 20, 2013

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 …


Tricon to Present Largest Catalogue to Date

September 23, 2013

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. …


Distribution360 Reveals TV & Interactive Content

September 24, 2013

TORONTO: Distribution360 (D360) is lined up to promote a wide range of television and interactive content to global buyers next month in Cannes. New properties from the company include Twin Factor, a format involving scavenger hunts; Talent Hounds, which tells stories about different types of canines; and Japanizi: Going, Going, …


Ryan St. Peters Moves Up at Shaftesbury

September 24, 2013

TORONTO: Ryan St. Peters has been elevated to the post of VP of sales and business development at Shaftesbury. In his expanded position, St. Peters will continue to develop and execute worldwide television and digital presales, sales and distribution strategies for the company and its digital media arm, Smokebomb Entertainment. …


Peace Point to Promote Variety of Programming

September 25, 2013

TORONTO: Next month Peace Point Rights is to present global buyers with new scripted and lifestyle programs, as well as documentaries and feature films. New lifestyle series to be highlighted include Food Truck Face Off, Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure and Frontier Vets. Also on offer from the company will …


CRTC: Canadians Accessing More Content on Different Platforms

September 27, 2013

OTTAWA-GATINEAU: According to the latest report from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), TV-consumption levels in the country are about the same as the previous year, though Canadians are using an increasing number of devices to access programming. The 2013 edition of the Communications Monitoring Report finds that Canadians …


Rogers Strikes 12-Year NHL Deal

November 27, 2013

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 …


CTV Orders Shaftesbury Digital Series

October 9, 2012

CANNES: CTV has placed an order for the digital-only series Backpackers, produced by Shaftesbury’s digital media division, Smokebomb Entertainment.  Backpackers will be the first stand-alone digital series ordered by CTV. It will go out across the full suite of CTV and Bell Media digital platforms. The show follows two friends …