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Vice Canada’s digital arm targets Quebec market

The media co’s “newfront” event Tuesday revealed the upcoming launch of Vice Quebec, expanding its digital bilingual operations. (Vice Media co-founder Suroosh Alvi pictured.)

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IMAX makes major VR moves

IMAX will develop a cinema-grade VR camera with Google, and partner with StarVR headset company Starbreeze on VR exhibits.

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Morley Safer passes away at 84

The veteran journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent had officially retired from the long-running CBS newsmagazine last week.

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The Calgary Film Centre officially opens its doors

The long-awaited production facility was financed via the City, Alberta government and William F. White International.

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Big Brother Canada rises in season four

The reality show on Global has seen a 7% increase in 2+ ratings over its third season, with the addition of international houseguests and a solid social presence.

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Remembering Canadian TV pioneer Ralph C. Ellis

The award-winning independent producer and distributor, and founder of Ellis Entertainment, has died at the age of 91.

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Sim Group appoints new CEO as Rob Sim steps back

The company appoints former Shop.ca CEO and media exec James Haggarty to the new role.

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Guru Arcade adds creative director

Lyndsey Gallant will provide creative direction to Guru Studios’ interactive division as it moves deeper into the original IP space.

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CPE up 5.4% in 2015, while conventional revenues dip: CRTC

The regulator’s annual breakdown of conventional TV performance shows most private CPE spend went to information programming.

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Hot Docs, Blue Ice, NYT Op-Docs team on African doc shorts fund

The fund will support a series of doc shorts from African filmmakers that will be showcased on the NYT’s Emmy-awarded digital forum. (Pictured: Rama Thiaw’s Whose Country?)