The sales exec (pictured) will bring the company’s theatrical, TV, home video and digital platform catalogues to the U.S. market.
To succeed in a broadband world, producers need to be “global champions” focused on bringing content to the world market, CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais told conference delegates.
Indie producers greeted the federal government’s push to “make it easier” to get projects off the ground with optimism.
Of the total, $124.5 million is earmarked for TV benefits, with 85% to be spent on indie on-screen productions, the companies say.
Ontario, Quebec and B.C. led the charge in generating industry operating revenue, according to a recent report released by Statistics Canada.
The western Canadian phone giant said its IPTV service signed up 41,000 new subscribers during its latest quarter, helping it to take market share from arch-rival Shaw Communications.
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