eOne grows SO SO Happy brand


Entertainment One Licensing (eOne) is continuing to bolster the U.S. licensing program of its teen lifestyle brand SO SO Happy.

Games get top coin in CMF latest experimental stream


The fund distributed $4.3M across 18 projects to support development, with further investment targeted to marketing efforts for 12 other digital media projects.

Docs lead in latest CMF Aboriginal program funding round


Television projects receiving the highest amounts from the CMF this round include Malinaqputiit – The Searchers and the second season of Playing with Fire.

Inside the Rift: Secret Location’s Sleepy time at Comic-Con


The Toronto-based digital agency unveiled its Oculus Rift experience project for Fox’s Sleepy Hollow at Comic-Con in San Diego.

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.

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.

How to make transmedia work for documentaries


Playback’s sister publication realscreen talks with producers who are transforming the doc experience using interactive games and buzzy transmedia elements.

The dilemma over TV analytics


A check-in with players from the measurement, broadcast and media sides on whether Canada is any closer to a true cross-platform measurement solution.

How the Vancouver film industry went from bust to boom


“The feeling of the business is quite positive. There is a lot of activity and has been for some time,” Creative B.C. president and CEO Richard Brownsey told Playback.

Corus expands investment in Fingerprint Digital


The Canadian mediaco has boosted its investment in California-based Fingerprint’s proprietary learning and entertainment platform Play.

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