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CTV Drama, Harlequin Studios ink 20-project pact for MOWs

The newly rebranded specialty channel is partnering with the Toronto-headquartered book publisher as it makes a push into the screen content business.

Carter season two

Bell Media sets 70 original projects for 2019/20 schedule

New unscripted projects from Banger Films, Cream and eOne will join previously announced titles such as The Transplant and Carter season two.

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Williamson, Butler upped at Pier 21 as Barna steps back

Founder Laszlo Barna will step back from the company’s day-to-day operations, while the prodco also unveiled in-development dramas with Michael Konyves and Sandra Chwialkowska.

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DHX receives unsolicited merger proposal from Sakthi Global

The company responded Tuesday by saying its board will consider and evaluate any formal offer but it has not yet verified Sakthi Global’s ability to carry out a transaction.

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LevelFILM to distribute Phil Connell’s Jump, Darling

Starring Cloris Leachman and Thomas Duplessie, the project goes to camera in Toronto and Prince Edward County this month.

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Domestic prodcos stretched thin under talent crunch

As the production volume in Canada continues to surge, Sean Buckley, Daniel Bekerman and Vince Commisso discuss how they’re working around the domestic talent shortage.

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Corus to launch 12-channel package via Amazon Prime Video Channels

StackTV will see specialty channels including Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada and W Net offered outside of a traditional cable package for the first time.

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Corus sets specialty lineup for 2019/20

W Network’s drama pick ups included Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, with Corus adding around 30 new titles in total across its specialty portfolio.

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Twitter Canada launches Originals banner for social content

The social platform is expanding its partnership with Corus Entertainment’s in-house digital agency so.da as it looks to pull more brands toward original content.

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How increased funding flexibility is creating forward momentum

From Playback magazine: expanded funding triggers are creating new paths to market for producers and creators in a slow-moving broadcast environment.

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Upfronts ’19: Citytv adds Dead Still, Vagrant Queen to midseason

Rogers Media also renewed Shaftesbury’s Hudson and Rex, while there were a number of significant changes to its roster of international acquisitions.

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Shaftesbury gels with got2b on new branded series

The prodco is teaming with the hair colour and styling brand on a short-form digital series set in the world of electronic dance music.