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Playster acquires 350 episodes of Nelvana content

The Montreal-based streaming service picked up eight children’s series, including Babar and Rupert, as it continues to bolster its content library.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, June 5 to 11, 2017

Saving Hope is at #13, with Private Eyes at #17.

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CMF invests $8.1M through Francophone Minority Program

The funder backed a total of 15 projects, including a $1.16 million investment in Slalom Productions TV drama Malediction de Jonathan Plourde.

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In Brief: Star Trek beams into Canada

Most Canadians have heard of Amazon Prime Video, but few subscribe, plus more news.

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Interactive Ontario adds new board members

The interactive digital media trade association has also promoted Christa Dickenson (pictured) and Carly Beath.

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2017 Indie List: Peacock Alley invests in packaging

The Toronto prodco behind Travelers made the list for the first time with a focus on scripted and finding the right partners.

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Canadian entertainment and media revenue to slow through 2021

According to the latest report from PwC Canada, SVODs and internet advertising will lead growth in the market.

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Broadcast revenues up slightly in 2016: StatsCan

While revenue at specialty channels is increasing, overall ad spend on conventional TV continues to decline.

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Hot Sheet: Top Canadian films June 9 to 15, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 remains in the top spot, followed by Maudie at #2 and C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier at #3.

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IPF invests $2 million across 15 projects

N5 Pictures’ Petrol and Lapaire Productions’ People Watching received production financing from the digital series funder.

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Gov’t creates committee to recommend CBC board members

Tom Clark will chair the advisory group, which aims to achieve gender parity and ensure Indigenous and minority groups are represented.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 9 to 15, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is at #10, with Wonder Woman at #1 and The Mummy at #2.

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Corus-owned YA imprint takes rights to Carmilla

Kids Can Press has optioned worldwide publishing rights to the scripted digital series from Shaftesbury.

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CCI’s Undercover Grandpa set for stateside theatrical release

In Canada, the $10 million indie comedy is being released on VOD today and premieres this fall on Bell Media’s TMN.

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Vice Media nabs $450M investment

The global media brand will invest in more scripted content and announced plans to launch an OTT platform.