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CBC unpacks fall premiere schedule

Kim’s Convenience (pictured) and Shoot the Messenger are set up with plum lead-ins by established CBC series.

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In brief: Odd Squad hits the road, TAP names 2016 projects

A live musical production of Odd Squad (pictured) will travel to 60 cities, Trans Atlantic Partners names Canadian participants, plus more news.

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Vice’s Shane Smith talks revolution

The founder and CEO of the media co presented the MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

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ITV rescinds eOne takeover bid

The U.K. producer-broadcaster has withdrawn its CAD $1.76 billion acquisition offer for the Canadian entertainment company.

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Bruno & Boots MOWs go to camera

The second and third installments of the TV movies, produced by Aircraft Pictures, are slated for a 2017 debut.

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SOCAN Foundation awards young film, TV composers

Winners were announced in a number of categories, including scores for fiction, non-fiction and animation.

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eOne grows Ben & Holly’s licensing plans in Brazil

The new consumer products partnerships follow Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom‘s debut on Brazil’s TV Cultura.

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CBC marks record Olympics viewership

Though slow out of the blocks, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio posted an 11% increase in average viewership over the previous Games in London.

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Need a good movie recco? Just ask TIFFBOT

That’s the point of the festival’s AI buddy who has been launched on Facebook to “help [audiences] navigate TIFF madness.”

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Working out Workin’ Moms

Why creator-director-producer and star Catherine Reitman (pictured) calls CBC the “perfect home” for the series and how it will target a co-viewing audience.

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CMPA to recognize emerging talent at annual awards

The new prize will join the Established Producer award, for which the 2016 nominees have been announced.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug. 8 to 14, 2016

Amazing Race Canada is at #3 for the week of Aug. 8 to 14.

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Private Eyes earns season two order

Following a breakout first season, the Global TV series from eOne will get an increased order.

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Do Canadians know if they’re watching online TV?

MTM has amended its viewership stats after finding that not all respondents thought OTT services counted as online TV watching.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Aug. 12 to Aug. 18, 2016

Les 3 p’tits cochons 2 is #1 for the week of Aug. 12 to 18, with Mon amis Dino at #2 and King Dave at #3.