Jean-Marc Vallee to direct Janis Joplin biopic


The U.S. project Get It While You Can reunites the Canadian director with the creative team behind Dallas Buyers Club>/em>.

DHX acquires 117 titles from Echo Bridge Entertainment


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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?


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


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