Sportsnet inks regional TV deal for Montreal Canadiens games

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The three-year agreement makes Rogers Media the official English language broadcaster of Montreal Canadiens games.



TIFF ’14: Blue Ice brings Scorsese’s ‘Argument’ to Canada

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Blue Ice Docs has acquired the Canadian rights to Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi’s The 50 Year Argument (pictured), which it will release next spring. (via Realscreen.)



Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Aug. 22, 2014 to Aug. 28, 2014

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The F Word is the top Canadian film at the Canadian box office this week, with 1987 falling to #2.



Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Aug. 22, 2014 to Aug. 28, 2014

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The F Word hits #10 overall at the Canadian box office this week, with Guardians of the Galaxy continuing to top the charts.



Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Aug. 11, 2014 to Aug. 17, 2014

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Divergent tops the DVD chart this week, while Muppets Most Wanted hits #2.



Publicis acquires Nurun

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The holding company picked up the agency from Quebecor for $125 million.



ET Canada’s birthday makeover

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As Global TV’s flagship entertainment news show launches its 10th season, executive producers Sholeh Fabbri and Jodie Davis talk to Playback about its evolution.



Ex-Brightlight exec Karyn Edwards joins Thunderbird Films

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Edwards arrives at an expanding Vancouver-based indie producer after it acquired Reunion Pictures and formed a joint venture with Lionsgate and Sea to Sky Entertainment.



Bollywood Star shimmies into second season

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The series from Toronto-based Makan Media will expand to six half-hour episodes from its four-ep first season.



CBC names new digital lead

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Richard Kanee (pictured) has joined the pubcaster as its head of digital following the departure of Tessa Sproule.