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Jian Ghomeshi drops $55 million lawsuit against the CBC


The former radio host will pay the pubcaster’s legal costs and submit his high-profile dismissal to an internal grievance process.

Big winners in Canadian fall 2014 TV season revealed


CTV has top-rated TV series in The Big Bang Theory returning to Thursday nights and Gotham as the most-watched new show.

Canadian doc The Exhibition wins Int’l Emmy


Director Damon Vignale and producer Miho Yamamoto were on hand in New York City to receive a trophy from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

New cast for Netflix/City drama Between revealed


The original series is shooting in Toronto, with iCarly star Jennette McCurdy (pictured) in the lead.

Corus to up its investment in owned content


During an investors presentation, Corus Entertainment COO Doug Murphy said the company will focus on developing and owning more of its unscripted factual content.

Project Latte secures Canadian first window for Manhattan, Deadbeat


The Lionsgate series are being billed as exclusive to the homegrown SVOD about to compete against Netflix Canada and shomi. (Manhattan pictured)

Jean-Marc Vallee to direct Janis Joplin biopic


The U.S. project Get It While You Can reunites the Canadian director with the creative team behind Dallas Buyers Club.

Staying on brand with TV digital companions – Part 3


“It was truly a difficult deliberation. And it came down to what felt on-brand at the end,” SundanceTV exec Drew Pisarra told Merging Media 5 Digital Extensions Story Lab competitors.

Project Latte grabs Seinfeld Canadian SVOD Rights


All 180 episodes of the cult sitcom will be available for binge-viewing after the Bell Media streamer launches by the end of the year.

XYZ Films takes NA sales rights to Jamie Dagg’s River


The indie thriller from RedLab Digital and Know Rules Media is set to shoot in Laos and Thailand in January 2015.

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