Corus boosts global presence with new digital offerings

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The company is partnering with U.S.-based Fingerprint on a mobile platform for preschoolers and expanding its relationship with the KIN MCN.



Is TV Everywhere broken? Can it be fixed?

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At CTAM Canada’s 2014 Broadcaster Forum, execs from Canadian BDUs debated how to increase consumer engagement with “TV Everywhere” products, such as the GO apps.



Rogers Doc and Cable Fund invests $4.8M in latest round

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Proper Television’s 7 Days in Hell and Paperny Entertainment’s Cold Water Cowboys (pictured) are among the TV projects financed in this round.



Bell Media job cuts go deeper

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A further 80 positions are eliminated at the media co, on top of the 120 layoffs announced this summer.



XYZ Films takes NA sales rights to Jamie Dagg’s River

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The indie thriller from RedLab Digital and Know Rules Media is set to shoot in Laos and Thailand in January 2015.



CBC/Radio-Canada: dumbing down or shaping up for the digital age?

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The pubcaster’s chaotic town hall on Wednesday debated the pluses and minuses of Vice Media and its mobile-first strategy as the embattled network makes a digital turn.



Amy Jo Johnson and the art of crowdfunding

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With three successful Indiegogo campaigns under her belt, the former Flashpoint star weighs in on her strategies for turning fans into financiers.



Shomi unveils content licensing deal with Walt Disney, Disney/ABC

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The film and TV catalogue deal is the latest sign that the market for SVOD rights in Canada for Hollywood fare has tightened.



BroadbandTV opens up shop in Big Apple

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Founder & CEO Shahrzad Rafati (pictured) says its new Midtown Manhattan office will strengthen partnerships with big brands and advertisers.



Corus takes on TV Everywhere apps for kids channels

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Corus is launching a series of TV Everywhere apps across its kids channels Treehouse, YTV and Teletoon, starting spring 2015.