Canadian paranormal investigators spooked on Halloween shoot


“The spirit was a big surprise. The fella said his name was Roger,” The Other Side producer Wally Start told Playback Daily about the APTN doc series.

Trevor Hodgson joins Lark Productions as COO


Hodgson held the position of VP business affairs at Paperny Entertainment before joining Lark.

Silicon Knights founder launches new prodco


Video game veteran Denis Dyack (pictured), former CBC exec Jonathan M. Soon-Shiong and exec producer Paul Rapovski have launched Quantum Entanglement Entertainment.

Shomi, BBCWW sign Canadian licensing deal


The Canadian SVOD also landed the exclusive Canadian streaming rights to the NBC drama The Blacklist (pictured).

CBC hires outside company for Jian Ghomeshi probe


“These reports are extremely disturbing and of great concern to all of us,” English services head Heather Conway told employees in an internal memo.

Deals: IMAX, eOne, Cyber-Seniors, Industryworks


Saffron Cassaday’s doc Cyber-Seniors (pictured) secures deals with broadcast, digital and DVD distributors, while IMAX inks a releasing deal with Twentieth Century Fox for four films.

NFB, Encuentro partner on Primal


The interactive online project is the first collaboration between the NFB and the Argentine pubcaster, as the NFB looks to expand its reach into South America.

Bell Media unwraps new streamer, code-named ‘Project Latte’


The TV-focused SVOD will be backed by HBO’s back catalogue of programming, including The Sopranos and The Wire.

Cogeco introduces TiVo service


Cogeco will offer the service to Ontario subscribers, followed by a launch to customers in Quebec in 2015.

CRTC comish gives ‘credit’ to casters for OTT partnerships


Raj Shoan, a regional commissioner for the CRTC, said earlier this year networks had been caught “flat-footed” by digitial competition.