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More Lili & Lola for Big Bad Boo

The Vancouver prodco is bringing its English/Farsi miniseries back for a second season on its bilingual VOD platform Oznoz.

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CRTC denies Bell Fund’s request to increase 10% cap on digi projects

The funder argues the cap diminishes its financial support of convergent digital media content by almost $13 million annually.

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Deals: Encore TV, Super Channel, DHX

New Media Vision acquires the format rights to Encore Television’s Les Beaux Malaises, plus more deals.

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Cameras roll on Second Opinion

The Incendo-produced TV movie is directed by Caroline Lebreche.

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Corus announces return of Big Brother Canada

The series, produced by Toronto’s Insight Productions, will return to Global during the 2018 broadcast season.

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Culture must be a priority at NAFTA talks: industry

ACTRA submitted recommendations to the government this week, following the Trump administration’s release of its trade renegotiation objectives.

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Keslow Camera acquires Clairmont Camera

The deal marks the L.A.-based film equipment company’s expansion into Canada.

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In Brief: Al Magee joins the NSI Features First program

Plus: Nelvana brings Mysticons into the digital realm, and Jeremy Boxen boards Imposters.

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Virgin TV acquires 615 half-hours from DHX library

Thirty titles from DHX’s content vault, including the animated series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, will head to the U.K. and Ireland.

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An Audience of Chairs gathers in St. John’s

Backed by CBC’s Breaking Barriers Film Fund, the Deanne Foley-directed indie drama will be distributed in Canada by A71 Entertainment.

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Sports lead to revenue gains and profit drops at Rogers

Media revenue saw a 4% year-over-year lift, driven by a heavy appetite for sports – but Blue Jays’ salaries and the print-to-digital shift contributed to a drop in profits for Q2.

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Letterkenny gets another six-pack

Bell Media announced production is underway on another half dozen episodes of the CraveTV series, set to premiere later this year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 3 to 9, 2017

The season five premiere of The Amazing Race Canada tops the chart, with Private Eyes at #9, Saving Hope at #11 and Still Standing at #26.

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Minority Media, Secret Location tap CMF coin

Thirteen companies received a share of $10.2 million through the funder’s Experimental Stream Innovation Program.

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New CBC talk show puts Canadian film under the spotlight

Set to debut this weekend, The Filmmakers looks at the making of 11 homegrown features, including Deepa Mehta’s Water and Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell.