Blackstone to end after season five
The final season of the Prairie Dog Film + Television drama will bow on APTN on Nov. 3.
Blue Ice Docs finds The Missing Ingredient
The Toronto-based distributor acquired two other titles in addition to the Michael Sparaga-directed doc. (Sparaga pictured.)
Rogers rolling out 4K in 2016
The company is bringing a 4K set-top box to market, and will begin broadcasting in the higher resolution format in January.
Quebecor Media gets into the MCN game
The Quebec-based co joins a growing list of traditional media businesses following consumers online with the creation of Goji.
Bardel Entertainment acquired by Italy’s Rainbow
The Vancouver-based animation studio will retain its name and management team.
Corus, Bento Box to launch Bento Box Canada
The new Toronto-based prodco is a joint venture from Corus Entertainment and Bento Box Entertainment, and will focus on creating series for the 18-to-34 demo. (The Pandas pictured.)
Sleeping Giant, Fractured Land win VIFF prizes
Connor Gaston also took home the BC Emerging Filmmaker Award for his feature The Devout. (Sleeping Giant pictured.)
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Sept. 14, 2015 to Sept. 20, 2015
Furious 7 is at #1 for the week of Sept. 14 to 20, followed by Cinderella at #2 and Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eighth Season at #3.
Masters of Flip lands second season
Season two of the home reno series from Rhino Content will bow on Corus Entertainment’s W Network in spring 2016.
Super Channel readies return of Forgive Me
The second season of the Nova Scotia-shot series, written and directed by Thom Fitzgerald, will bow on Super Channel on Oct. 11. (Series star Mike McLeod pictured.)
Sensitive Skin up for Int’l Emmy award
General Purpose Entertainment’s Undercover High also picked up a nomination Friday for the International Emmy Kids Awards. (Sensitive Skin pictured.)
Chef in Your Ear whispers sweetly for Shaw Media
The new Food Network Canada series debuts as the top new Canadian specialty series this fall, while Leave it to Bryan finds its highest season premiere ever on HGTV. (Chef in Your Ear pictured.)
Telefilm, Rogers renew theatrical doc program for 2015/16
The program, backed by Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds, supports feature-length docs at the production or post-production stage.
Deals: Sinking Ship, Picture Box, Portfolio, Tricon
Sinking Ship has sold Odd Squad (pictured), Chirp and Playdate into multiple territories, plus more pre-MIPCOM deals.
Brightlight, Voltage spark up sales deal
Vancouver’s Brightlight Pictures has entered a five film sales deal will L.A.-based Voltage Pictures. (Brightlight president Shawn Williamson pictured.)