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Wynonna Earp renewed at Space

U.S. net Syfy has also signed on for a third season of the Seven24 Films-produced supernatural western.

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Unstable Ground, Federgreen Entertainment pact on Lifechanger

Raven Banner and Texas-based Uncork’d Entertainment will distribute the horror in Canada and the U.S. respectively, with production scheduled to begin in October.

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Vice Canada cuts jobs

A $450 million investment has led the global company to divert its resources towards scripted programming, resulting in around 10 layoffs in Canada.

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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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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.

Hot Sheet

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.