Mark Dillon

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Articles by Mark Dillon
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Can broader appeal and co-viewing keep Comedy laughing?

The channel is doubling down on a strategy that has served it well over 20 years, relying on syndicated and second-window hits to provide viewers with TV comfort food.

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Tribute: Space’s next frontier

At 20, the sci-fi channel’s expanding appeal has brought the specialty more viewers and homegrown hits.

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Tribute: History’s history

Over 20 years, the specialty shifted its focus from educational to more populist programming, and the rest, as they say is…

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Telefilm: The lifeblood of Canadian cinema

As the movie funder reflects on 50 years, stakeholders weigh in on where the organization needs to go in an industry that’s increasingly global, digital and diverse.

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Best of the Year: Take 5 Productions/Whizbang Films

How the Toronto companies are bringing U.S. drama series (and dollars) north of the border.

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Best of the Year: eOne

After refusing a takeover offer, the Toronto media company is looking to double the size of its business by 2020.

DHX Media celebrated its 10th anniversary on July 14, 2016 with a party, featuring The Goldmembers band, on the Degrassi backlot at DHX Studios in Toronto.

Retrospective: DHX Media

From Playback magazine: In 10 years, the kids content powerhouse has grown from being Canada’s East Coast entertainment outpost to a global producer, distributor and broadcaster.

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Playback’s 2016 Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Cyril Drabinsky

From Playback magazine: The executive who steered Deluxe Entertainment through a wholesale digital transition is plotting his next moves.

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Playback’s 2016 Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Ivan Fecan

The industry builder and Playback‘s 2010 Person of the Decade helped build the empire now known as Bell Media and oversaw CTV’s rise to the number one network.

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Playback Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Peter Simpson

Simpson (1943-2007) was a major booster of Canadian talent during his 30-year career.

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Programmer of the Year: Sally Catto

Amidst two years of CBC corporate drama, Catto and her team developed a raft of new edgy series for 2015, proving the pubcaster could deliver on its premium-programming promise.

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Should indie films get more TV support?

From Playback magazine: The call for more homegrown feature films on Canadian TV has re-surged after the release of reports this summer from CAFDE and the Senate.