DHX acquires 117 titles from Echo Bridge Entertainment

TV

On the heels of higher fourth quarter and full-year earnings, DHX Media has claimed full ownership of 117 kids and family titles and distribution rights for 34 titles including successful teen drama Degrassi.



Infographic: Books and box office

FILM

An infographic on Hollywood book-to-screen adaptations from box office measurement company Rentrak. (Spoiler alert: Harry Potter makes an appearance.)



CTV preps MasterChef Canada holiday special

TV

The new two-hour special is a first for the format internationally and will bridge the gap to the series’ second season.



Finding the way into a Strange Empire

TV

Showrunner Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik tells the origin story of her Western drama at the Canadian International Television Festival.



Staying on brand with TV digital companions – Part 3

INTERACTIVE

“It was truly a difficult deliberation. And it came down to what felt on-brand at the end,” SundanceTV exec Drew Pisarra told Merging Media 5 Digital Extensions Story Lab competitors.



Project Latte grabs Seinfeld Canadian SVOD Rights

STREAMTV

All 180 episodes of the cult sitcom will be available for binge-viewing after the Bell Media streamer launches by the end of the year.



Corus boosts global presence with new digital offerings

STREAMTV

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?

STREAMTV

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

FUNDINGTV

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

TV

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