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The Moblees looks to get kids moving

Kids’ CBC is set to air new live-action series The Moblees from Shaftesbury and Boulevard, which encourages kids to live a healthier lifestyle.

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CMF invests $11.8M across 24 digital projects

The investments are the latest from the industry fund’s experimental stream.

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CMF, Belgium’s Wallimage pact on digital media program

The $600,000 initiative will provide financial support for the development and production of digital media coproductions between Canadian and Belgian companies.

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Going beyond the App Store with Avatar Secrets

Writer/director Ramona Pringle explains how she got her “appumentary” in front of big-city commuters and beyond.

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Bitten, The Pinkertons among latest Bell Fund grantees

Other projects to receive funding include Playdate from Sinking Ship Productions and Proper Television’s Blood, Sweat & Tools.

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Staying on brand with TV digital companions – Part 3

“It was truly a difficult deliberation. And it came down to what felt on-brand at the end,” SundanceTV exec Drew Pisarra told Merging Media 5 Digital Extensions Story Lab competitors.

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Xbox’s Elan Lee: ‘You have to grab for something a little unexpected’

From Vancouver’s Merging Media 5, Xbox’s chief design officer (and augmented reality game pioneer) reveals the three rules that underpin his storytelling strategy.

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Merging Media 5: Can the next Alibaba come from Canada?

Digital guru Robert Tercek told the Vancouver digital conference that Canadian government funding needs to position the media industry for future growth.

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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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CMF awards $2.5M through Francophone Minority Program

The program provides support to productions that strive to reflect the interests and realities of French communities that are outside Quebec.