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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
France’s Ankama Group launches Montreal studio
The French video game and animation producer plans to create 40 jobs over three years with its first North American beachhead in Quebec. (Pictured: Ankama game DOFUS)
CMF invests $12M in 17 digital media projects
Of the 17 projects, 10 are games, five are interactive platforms, one is a social media project and one is a website.