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Deals: Thunderbird, A71, CBC

Thunderbird Releasing (formerly Soda Pictures) has picked up all U.K. rights for Canada/France copro Mobile Homes, plus more deals.

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Quebecor Fund doles out $2.8M in production, development coin

The funder also added a TV format and concept development component in this latest round to support the creation of exportable Quebec-made series.

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OAZ adds new partner

Daniel Abrams has been promoted at the Toronto-based talent and literary management company.

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9 Story Media is seeing (YouTube)Red

The Toronto prodco has started production on its first-ever original for the subscription streamer.

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2017 Indie List: Breakthrough delves into SVOD

With its niche focus on horror films and family fare, the Toronto prodco aims to help fill the OTT pipeline.

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Playster acquires 350 episodes of Nelvana content

The Montreal-based streaming service picked up eight children’s series, including Babar and Rupert, as it continues to bolster its content library.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, June 5 to 11, 2017

Saving Hope is at #13, with Private Eyes at #17.

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CMF invests $8.1M through Francophone Minority Program

The funder backed a total of 15 projects, including a $1.16 million investment in Slalom Productions TV drama Malediction de Jonathan Plourde.

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In Brief: Star Trek beams into Canada

Most Canadians have heard of Amazon Prime Video, but few subscribe, plus more news.

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Interactive Ontario adds new board members

The interactive digital media trade association has also promoted Christa Dickenson (pictured) and Carly Beath.

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2017 Indie List: Peacock Alley invests in packaging

The Toronto prodco behind Travelers made the list for the first time with a focus on scripted and finding the right partners.

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Canadian entertainment and media revenue to slow through 2021

According to the latest report from PwC Canada, SVODs and internet advertising will lead growth in the market.

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Broadcast revenues up slightly in 2016: StatsCan

While revenue at specialty channels is increasing, overall ad spend on conventional TV continues to decline.

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Hot Sheet: Top Canadian films June 9 to 15, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 remains in the top spot, followed by Maudie at #2 and C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier at #3.

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IPF invests $2 million across 15 projects

N5 Pictures’ Petrol and Lapaire Productions’ People Watching received production financing from the digital series funder.