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CMF awards $4.7M through Francophone Minority Program

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Eighteen productions qualify for funds in the program, which supports projects relfecting the reality of living in French-language communities outside Quebec.



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

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



BroadbandTV founder Rafati named Executive of the Year

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Shahrzad Rafati, founder and CEO of BroadbandTV, becomes the first woman named Executive of the Year at nextMEDIA Digi Awards.



IPF renews web series funding ‘indefinitely’

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The outlook is good for web series producers eyeing coin from the Independent Production Fund, as its board of directors renews its commitment to funding the medium.



Disney XD draws kids into Fangbone

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The youth-focused channel is inviting kids to help determine content elements, such as character voices, for its new animated series.



France Television goes Out With Dad, buys Canadian web drama

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The third season distribution deal ensures Jason Leaver’s internationally popular online series results in cast and crew payment.



CMF invests $10.7M in latest Experimental Stream round

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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

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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.



CFC, Mind Pirate announce wearable tech program finalists

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Three Toronto digital developers and one from New Mexico will work to develop “the next mega blockbuster” in the field of wearable technology.



Where job cuts loom as NHL inks $5.2 billion Canadian TV deal

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The Canadian sports broadcasting talent landscape is set to shift with the announcement of the landmark hockey deal.

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