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Bell Media to acquire Historia and Series+ from Corus

The total cost of the transaction, which is still subject to approval from the CRTC and the Competition Bureau, is pegged at around $200 million.

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Viceland, Rogers Media in production on two docuseries

Scheduled to premiere in early 2018, the hour-long unscripted series explore the worlds of underground pro wrestling and skateboarding culture.

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Corus, Discovery Kids pact on new prodco

Based in Canada, the new venture will produce linear and digital children’s content for global delivery.

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Buffalo Gal adds new head of development

Jennifer Beasley will lead the Winnipeg prodco’s development team and look to expand the company’s reach into digital content.

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MIPCOM: ‘Time is the real luxury for creatives and producers’

As the race for brand-defining shows grows more intense, creatives and executives are facing new challenges to traditional business models.

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CreamVR projects head to Hulu

Three titles, including NASCAR racing experience The Driver, are launching on the streamer’s VR app.

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MIPCOM: Women’s voices get fiercer as Weinstein controversy grows

The mogul’s downfall has been the talk of Cannes, with high-profile industry members speaking out against sexual harassment in the industry.

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MIPCOM: Cineflix Media launches $750K adaptation fund

The Montreal producer-distributor is looking to support the export of Quebecois scripted series to global markets.

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JFL brings the virtual laughs

The Montreal festival has partnered with Felix & Paul on a seven-part VR experience that puts audiences face to face with comedians.

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MIPCOM: Kew Media to acquire stake in U.K.’s Awesome Media

News of the proposed investment comes less than two years after Kew chairman Peter Sussman joined Awesome as its board director and co-owner.

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Forte’s Snapshots nabs kids Int’l Emmy nomination

The live-action series, co-created by Andrea and Mitch Gabourie, was selected in the non-scripted entertainment category, while a DHX-produced project was also nominated.

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Indian Horse wins VIFF People’s Choice

Melanie Wood’s Shut Up and Say Something also picked up an audience award, while WIFTV recognized Lea Pool.

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MIPCOM: Bristow, Attraction Images pact on development deal

With three in-development projects already on the slate, the new partnership will target global reach with a women-first content strategy.

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MIPCOM: 9 Story rebrands T.O. studio as Brown Bag Films

Brown Bag COO Cathal Gaffney explains how the two companies have worked since 2015 to create a seamless culture and client experience.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, 2017

Murdoch Mysteries is at #24, with The Big Bang Theory at #1 and Young Sheldon at #2.