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Wattpad Studios eyes growth in Asia

After securing a $61 million investment from partners including China’s Tencent, the Toronto company’s Studios banner has appointed Dexter Ong to head up its new office.

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Is appointment viewing making a comeback?

In part three of the Future of Media special report, experts debate whether mobile shows could spark a new excitement about scheduled viewing.

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Letterkenny short-form spin-off headed to SnackableTV

Bell Media’s mobile app will also be the Canadian home for Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud comedy service.

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Wow Unlimited to acquire channel from Bell Media

If approved, the channel will be rebranded as Wow and focus on children and youth programming.

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Massively looks to expand chat-bot program to include indie films

The platform, so far used for franchise features such as John Wick: Chapter 2 and Insidious 3, is moving into the independent-film space with Nova Seed.

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Whites app-ifies production and equipment services

Dark Matter will be the first TV series to use the digitized service, which seeks to consolidate documentation and services.

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Banff ’16: Can data trump guts?

Execs from Blue Ant, eOne, A+E Networks and Vice debate the merits of data over instinct and the potential of platform-specific content.

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Video streaming up on tablets and smartphones: MTM

Streaming on both platforms has seen double-digit increases in the latest cellphone and tablet usage reports.

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MIPTV: The new studio model? Vivendi goes mobile

Vivendi and Havas Media Group exec Dominique Delport reveals the strategy behind its ambitious Studio+ content play, which it aims to expand globally.

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MIPTV: 108 Media eyes the China prize

The Toronto-based indie distributor of niche content (including documentary T-Rex, pictured) launched a China office and a new content app for the local market.

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Rock the boat: behind Temple St.’s transformation

John Young, David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg on building a new brand to meet their global b2b and b2c ambitions.

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Temple Street reorganizes as Boat Rocker Media

Boat Rocker Media will be the parent brand for Temple Street Productions and a raft of new and existing businesses, including an animation studio.