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ION takes U.S. off-network rights to Rookie Blue


The deal comes before Global TV debuts the fifth season on May 19.

Lineup for Niagara Integrated Film Festival unveiled


Programmed by TIFF co-founder Bill Marshall, the new fest features two short films by the late Mordecai Richler (pictured) and Peter Sellers.

Rogers Communications’ Phil Lind to exit as regulatory chief


The long-time exec will advise the media giant for three years, while remaining on its board of directors.

Orphan Black second season bows well on BBC America


The U.S. channel saw a 97% rise in the 18-49 demo from the Saturday night premiere of the Canadian clone drama.

Rogers Communications posts lower Q1 earnings


The media giant was hit by weakness in its wireless division and lower overall TV revenues.

Leah Fay Goldstein top-lines Diamond Tongues


The July Talk singer (pictured) stars alongside Adam Gurfinkel and Nick Flanagan in the film, which is directed by Everyday is Like Sunday‘s Pavan Moondi.

Shannon Tweed guest stars on Seed


The reality TV star will make a cameo on the City sperm donor comedy, ahead of an upcoming reality series on W Network.

How Quebec’s V network woos English TV viewers


Sugar Sammy’s Ces gars-la has managed what only the Montreal Canadiens could do on Radio-Canada: bridge the province’s longstanding language divide. (Sugar Sammy pictured)

Bell Media cooks up second season of MasterChef Canada


The renewal comes ahead of the rookie season finale, with Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini and Alvin Leung (pictured left to right) returning as judges for the sophomore run.

CW sets debut airdates for Seed, Backpackers


The U.S. network will launch the Canadian imports on July 14 as summer series.

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