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Video content is king at 2015 AToMiC Awards

Recognizing innovation at the intersection of media and advertising, the 2015 AToMiC Awards saw tear-jerking storytelling and cutting-edge transmedia take top prizes.

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Breakthrough adds interactive to Science Max mix

The Toronto-based prodco is adding an interactive layer to its new children’s science show for TVO. (Science Max: Experiments at Large pictured.)

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ACTRA Montreal announces 2015 award nominees

Multiple nods went to work from Pompeii and 19-2 (pictured), while Montrealers’ work in Hollywood films such as X-Men also earned nominations.

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Cineplex unveils The Rec Room as latest arcade gaming foray

The social destination will also feature live music, comedy acts and extensive food offerings.

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Why freemium content is the better route to digital riches

A new Canada Media Fund report argues the freemium business model works best for digital content creators getting their product into the market.

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Silicon Knights founder launches new prodco

Video game veteran Denis Dyack (pictured), former CBC exec Jonathan M. Soon-Shiong and exec producer Paul Rapovski have launched Quantum Entanglement Entertainment.

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Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond leaves Ubisoft Toronto

Alexandre Parizeau takes over as managing director.

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Sago Sago introduces Mini Friends app

Toronto-based app developer Sago Sago is teaching kids how to share with its new playdate app Sago Mini Friends.

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CMF invests $12.6M across 25 digital projects

Who got the most digital dough? Regionally, Quebec tops the experimental-stream list, with three $1-million envelopes going to QC gamecos.

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Spin Master’s PAW Patrol goes mobile with Nick

As more studies show that kids using tablets at increasingly younger ages, Nickelodeon is zeroing in on the market with learning-oriented apps.