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CMF invests $5.2 million in dev, marketing 21 projects

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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



ideaBOOST unveils spring cohort

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Projects including Wondereur (pictured), Motion Panels+ and Lightning Platform will participate in the spring session of the CFC Media Lab’s business accelerator program.

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WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014

WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014 - Marie-Claude Goodwin of Agence Goodwin and International Achievement Award winner Anne Dorval in the ballroom at the 2014 WIFT-T Crystal Awards. Credit: Kowthar Omar