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Minority Media, Secret Location tap CMF coin

Thirteen companies received a share of $10.2 million through the funder’s Experimental Stream Innovation Program.

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OMDC backs 97 companies through IDM fund

With more than $500,000, Secret Location walked away with the most coin to help finance three digital projects.

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Amazing Race Canada adds online game and VR experience

The show is hoping to build brand loyalty through virtual reality and social interaction.

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Canadian entertainment and media revenue to slow through 2021

According to the latest report from PwC Canada, SVODs and internet advertising will lead growth in the market.

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CFC gets $9M from Ontario government

The centre also announced a new partnership with Bell Media to develop VR and AR experiences.

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Cream, Investigation Discovery partner on VR film series

Three immersive films accompany the reality crime series Fear The Neighbour, allowing viewers to be part of the investigative process.

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VR is still a niche in Canada: study

A study from MTM finds that virtual reality use and ownership are still relatively low, and users are mainly young, affluent and tech-savvy.

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LaRue, Felix & Paul win gold at CSAs

Wynonna Earp and Canada’s Smartest Person also picked up trophies at the Canadian Academy’s digital and immersive storytelling gala.

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Canadian features, VR projects to world premiere at Tribeca

Barry Avrich’s documentary Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World will bow at the New York festival, as will a new project from Felix & Paul Studios.

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VR spend on rise, but Canadians sticking with actual reality: study

The country’s spend on virtual and augmented reality will grow more than 535% this year, but it still lags behind most global regions.

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Tax credit access an obstacle for Ontario’s booming interactive sector

The province’s interactive digital media sector generated $1.4 billion in 2015, according to a report, but access to public funding and experienced talent remain a hurdle.

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CMF awards $4.7M across 21 digital media productions

Games from A71 Productions and Shaftesbury Tech were among the projects to receive development support.