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Telus launches multi-million dollar content fund


Producers with health and wellness-focused ideas can apply for up to $250,000 per project in funding from the telco to create cross-platform content.

CMF invests $5.2 million in dev, marketing 21 projects


The majority of funding goes to 15 projects in development, while $1.9 million in marketing funds goes to six interactive projects, including Skyreader Media’s Skyreader Studio platform and Magnify Digital’s Alert-TV+.

Rogers Communications posts higher Q2 earnings, overall revenue


Despite a year-over-year fall in TV subscribers, the media giant secured higher distribution revenue from its Sportsnet properties and higher sales at the Shopping Channel.

Temple Street Media Ventures launches Boat Rocker Studios


Working with YouTube, the original digital content studio will create a hub for online creators to produce next-gen content.

David UK, Stephen Tapp combine to launch Bent venture


The cross-platform branded entertainment upstart will also have industry veterans Christopher Grimson and James Hyslop as founding partners (UK pictured).

Canadian OTT market to be worth $614 million by 2017: PWC


The consulting firm projects the North American electronic home video market will be $14.8 billion in 2017, bigger than the theatrical film market’s $13.5 billion.

New media guru Alexander Manu on full spectrum entertainment


The Stream conference keynote speaker (pictured) talks about technology as a behaviour space, and content that attacks and pleases the senses.

CDMN announces key Canadian digital economy trends


A key message that emerged from the organization’s conference, held earlier this month, was that Canadian creators must focus on their end-user instead of a tech “wow factor.”

Canadian youth screen industry celebrated at Awards of Excellence


Canada’s Youth Media Alliance recognized creators breaking ground in children’s screen entertainment at its annual awards gala Tuesday night.

Weekly roundup: Awards, festivals and distribution news


This week’s briefs include details of the VIP-heavy Cannes Film Festival screening of restored The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (VIPs pictured).

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