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MIPCOM: ITV’s Carolyn McCall on cozying up to the consumer

The CEO of ITV discussed the company’s new three-year strategy, which will see it zero in on the direct-to-consumer relationship.

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Finding Big Country takes VIFF’s People’s Choice

Meanwhile, Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown’s Edge of the Knife claimed the most popular Canadian feature award.

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SBS Food brings some ‘Gusto’ to its programming

Bonacini’s Italy and Spencer’s Big 30 are two of the titles set to join the Australian food channel’s slate.

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Media Ranch, Quebecor Content partner on format incubator

The winning project will receive financial backing from Quebecor Content to produce a proof-of-concept episode, with Media Ranch distributing the format internationally.

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9 Story Media adds to management team

The Toronto-based kids producer/distributor has hired a former Nickelodeon exec, and promoted a number of key talent across its businesses.

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Datsit Sphere acquires Go Films

President and CEO Bruno Dube said the purchase of the film-focused prodco will allow the company to expand its scope in local and global markets.

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Disney, Netflix unleash more Air Bud content

The Vancouver-based prodco is readying its first TV series, Pup Academy, for Disney Channel in the U.S., and struck a deal with Netflix on a new movie.

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MIPCOM: Scaling up with the Global Creative Alliance

Fourteen producer organizations sign an MOU in Cannes to help their memberships compete in an increasingly consolidated landscape.

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Deals: DHX Media, Farpoint Films, Media Ranch

Season one of Mega Man: Fully Charged goes to U.K. kids broadcaster POP, while Farpoint Films inks content deals with Rive Gauche Television and Kew Media.

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Zaib Shaikh appointed consul general in L.A.

The former Toronto film commissioner takes over from James Villeneuve in representing Canadian interests in America’s cultural industries’ capital.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Oct. 2 to 8, 2018

Stranger Things and Ozark claim the top spots, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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Hangar 18 heads to Sudbury for Spare Parts

The horror feature is directed by Andrew T. Hunt and produced via Raven Banner’s joint venture with 9 Light Entertainment and Red Square Motion.

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Look Mom, Boutique Filmes partner on animated series

Great Hotel Rudini of Illusionism is a treaty copro between Canada and Brazil.

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MIPCOM 2018: Sellers talk slates, strategies and trends

Senior execs from Gusto, Boat Rocker, Corus and more discuss international buyers’ appetites and shows they’re excited about.

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Shaftesbury, Pope Productions unleash Rex

The eight-part series, commissioned by Citytv, is based on a European format about a detective and his hardworking dog.