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APTN-owned distribution company to debut at MIPCOM

Animiki See Distribution, which APTN describes as a “wholly owned arms-length subsidiary,” is heading to the TV market with a trio of factual titles.

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TVO’s Lisa de Wilde to step down as CEO

The veteran TV executive departs the provincial broadcaster after 14 years at the helm.

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Liberals highlight film funding, digital tax in election platform

If re-elected, the Liberal Party said it will nearly double Telefilm’s annual budget and take “appropriate measures” to ensure digital players contribute towards creating Cancon.

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CBS throws open the doors to new Mississauga studio

Once it is fully operational, the 260,000-square-foot space will feature six sound stages, in addition to production offices and support facilities.

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Netflix reports it has spent $500M in Canada in two years

The U.S. streaming giant says it has already fulfilled its $500-million, five-year pledge, and plans to “continue to produce at current levels” in the years ahead.

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Reflector Entertainment looks to build a new kind of platform

Alexandre Amancio and Guy Laliberte’s company is trying to build something akin to a streaming service for multimedia story universes.

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More international nets grab Aircraft’s Holly Hobbie

A number of European broadcasters have acquired the Ontario-shot series, while TVA Group has picked up television rights in Quebec.

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DHX Media rebrands to WildBrain as c-suite shuffle continues

New CEO Eric Ellenbogen said the rebrand is meant to embody the “entrepreneurial culture” that the YouTube network WildBrain represents.

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Epic Story, DHX build out Slugterra universe

Ken Faier’s Epic Story Media has inked a multi-faceted deal with DHX that will see the pair develop transmedia content based on the kids property.

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Shaftesbury copro Departure sold to France’s M6 Group

The Canada/U.K. coproduction, which is set for a midseason launch on Global, will air on French TV networks W9 and 6TER.

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Workin’ Moms up for best comedy at International Emmys

The CBC half-hour comedy, produced by Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg’s Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment, has been nominated for the second year running.

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CBC drama The Trickster goes to camera in North Bay

Kew Media Distribution will handle international sales on the six-part project, which was adapted for the screen by co-showrunners Michelle Latimer (pictured) and Tony Elliott.