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Super Channel, Canal D board Skyjacker’s Tale

FILMTV

Bell Media-owned Canal D and Super Channel have acquired Canadian TV rights to Jamie Kastner’s forthcoming doc The Skyjacker’s Tale (pictured).



Vice finalizes A+E deal, secures TCV investment

TV

Vice Media has finalized its US$250 million deal with A+E Networks, and has penned a deal to sell a minority stake to Technology Crossover Ventures.



Blue Ant Media hires Gwen Jones McCauley

TV

The former BBC Worldwide Canada exec (pictured) has joined Blue Ant Media as its director of international sales, effective Aug. 18.



Microsoft set to shutter Xbox Entertainment Studios

STREAM

XES execs Nancy Tellem (pictured) and Jordan Levin will stay on to complete the original programming that is already in production, but the division will close down. (From Realscreen)



Doc pioneer Wolf Koenig passes away

FILM

German-born documentary pioneer Wolf Koenig (pictured), who spent 47 years working at Canada’s National Film Board, has passed away at the age of 86.



Amid internal protest, CBC weighs docs unit closure

TV

CBC is weighing the future of its in-house documentaries unit, as a host of notable on-air presenters join news and current affairs staff in signing a letter protesting its potential closure.



Discovery Int’l picks up Bahama Blue

TV

Discovery Networks International has picked up Bahama Blue, an underwater factual series from Parallax Film Productions, to air in 2015.



Hot Docs ’14: Hendrie takes the helm

FILM

As the 21st edition of Hot Docs kicks off, executive director Brett Hendrie (pictured) talks about how he approached his first year in charge of North America’s largest doc festival.



Realscreen Awards 2014 shortlist unveiled

FILMTV

The Amazing Race Canada (pictured) and Battle of the Blades are among the award’s shortlisted programs, which recognize the best in reality, doc and entertainment programming.



Edgy fare toplines Canada lineup at Hot Docs 2014

FILM

The 2014 edition of the Hot Docs festival will showcase Canadian films such as The Boy From Geita and Super Duper Alice Cooper.

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WIFT @ TIFF 2014

WIFT @ TIFF 2014 - Diana Swain, senior correspondent for CBC’s The National.

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