Jordan Pinto

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Broadcasting revenues fell 3.3% in 2017: CRTC

Overall BDU revenues fell to $8.53 billion in 2017, marking the third consecutive year of losses, according to the report.

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9 Story to buy Breakthrough’s kids and family slate

The acquisition expands 9 Story’s distribution library to more than 3,500 half-hours, and adds to its live-action offerings with titles including the Anne of Green Gables movie series.

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Syfy U.K. picks up more Killjoys

The fourth season of the Temple Street-produced series will debut next month.

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Roundtable: Cross-territory common ground

In the first of an occasional series, producer-association heads from the U.K., Canada and Australia pinpointed points of divergence and opportunity in the disrupted TV landscape.

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SK Films CEO Jonathan Barker dies

Barker, who launched SK Films in partnership with IMAX co-founder Robert Kerr, was a veteran producer and distributor in the giant-screen cinema space.

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CRTC renews licences for DHX-owned channels

The commission set PNI spending at 13% of the previous year’s revenues, mandating that half of that be independently produced.

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U.K.’s Universal TV picks up Burden of Truth

The legal drama, produced by ICF Films, eOne and Eagle Vision, debuts on the U.K. channel next month.

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Behind the NFB’s big jump in audience engagement

The producer’s various properties garnered 67.6 million views overall in 2017/18, up 13.6 million from the prior year.

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Private Eyes sees ratings uptick as season two resumes

Through the first three episodes this year, audience numbers for the detective series are up 21% compared to the first three episodes last year.

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eOne acquires remaining stake in Sierra Pictures

The Toronto company has also appointed Sierra principals Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg to oversee its film operations globally.

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Edmonton industry eyes expansion with revival of screen-based fund

The $3.9 million investment is meant to stimulate the local sector and allow companies to grow their original-IP slates, said Edmonton Screen Industries Office CEO Josh Miller.

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Bell Fund distributes $4.1M across 23 digital projects

Gearshift Films’ Gay Mean Girls, N5 Pictures’ The Runner and Attraction Images’ Fourchette were among the recipients in the inaugural round of the Short-Form Digital Series (Fiction) Program.