Lauren Malyk

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Coroner to go global with NBCU International

The procedural will air on NBCU networks in multiple territories worldwide. (Series star Serinda Swan pictured.)

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Deals: CBC, Gusto Worldwide, eOne

CBC inks deals for Barry Avrich’s The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret, Finding The Secret Path and Jessica Jessica, Gusto sells three originals, plus more.

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BCE names Mirko Bibic COO

In his new position, the exec will lead Bell’s customer-facing business units, while Wade Oosterman will take on the role of vice-chair for BCE and Bell Canada.

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In brief: NBCUniversal’s Hayu launches in Canada

Plus: eOne adds a new VP of development and signs a first-look deal, VIFF creates an award in Rob Stewart’s name, and more.

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Knowledge Network’s BBC Kids channel to close

The B.C. pubcaster’s CEO and president Rudy Buttignol discusses the challenging environment facing independents.

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Proper starts cooking in ‘Mary’s Kitchen’

The new CTV culinary show follows season-three MasterChef Canada winner Mary Berg as she preps dishes inspired by loved ones.

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Reality Distortion Field preps three new sci-fi series

Simon Barry and Stephen Hegyes will exec-produce the projects, which include an adaptation of comic ReincarNATE.

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CraveTV unveils original series based on Much Studios podcast

Bell Media’s Justin Stockman calls the eight-part interview series a natural evolution for the pop culture podcast and a chance to reach a new audience.

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PBS Kids greenlights 9 Story’s Xavier Riddle

The animated series is based on author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos’ Ordinary People book series.

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Corus links up with Thomas & Friends

The deal with Mattel will see the preschool series air on Treehouse, while Nelvana will represent the Thomas the Tank Engine brand as its official Canadian licensing agent.

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Deals: Fremantle, Cinedigm, Sinking Ship, Skyship

Fremantle picks up Network Entertainment’s I Am Paul Walker, while Los Angeles-headquartered Cinedigm rides off with Heartland for Dove Channel, plus more.

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Ricardo Trogi’s 1991 breaks the $3 million mark

Les Films Seville’s Victor Rego discusses the comedy’s box office success and regional appeal with Quebec audiences.