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Interactive digital media industry worth $3.8B in Canada: study

Research released by the Canadian Interactive Alliance shows revenues in the industry rising but the number of full-time jobs isn’t keeping pace.

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CMF invests $10.7M in latest Experimental Stream round

Eighteen projects, almost half of which are youth-focused, are given a cash injection by the Canadian Media Fund.

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Secret Location launches Great Martian War app

The game app, which accompanies the Canadian original film that premieres on Dec. 5 on the History Channel, will also roll out in the U.S. and U.K.

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YTV looks to build buzz ahead of Some Assembly Required debut

The new live-action youth series from Thunderbird Films looks to engage fans online and off ahead of its just-announced January premiere.

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Licensing deals abound for Slugterra brand

The boy-skewing action property from Vancouver-based Nerd Corps Entertainment is the focus of new international licensing deals as the company looks to explore additional product and promotional opportunities.

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New indie gameco Hinterland embarks on The Long Dark

The B.C.-based studio is taking a TV-inspired approach to its first title, an immersive survival simulation for PCs.

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Ubisoft to invest $373M to expand Montreal operations

The video game company said it will create 500 new jobs in Montreal over the next seven years as part of its expansion.

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Breakthrough presells Zerby Derby to Sprout

The Toronto-based producer and distributor has presold its new preschool series, Zerby Derby (pictured) to Sprout in the U.S. and South Korea’s MBC, heading into MIPCOM next month.

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Slugterra finds momentum in Latin America

As Nerd Corps’ Slugterra brand picks up the pace in the U.K., the boy-skewing property is now the focus of a top-performing iOS app and new licensing deals across Central and South America.

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Teletoon rocks out with online game for Grojband

The game, created with Secret Location, lets players earn guitar picks as in-game currency, create custom scene transitions and includes a contest tie-in.