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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?)

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Hybride Technologies partners with ILM

The Quebec-based VFX company has already expanded to Montreal to accommodate the new partnership.

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Two Canadian features to screen in competition at Annecy

Window Horses (pictured) and La Guerre des Tuques 3D will compete at the international animation festival in June.

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NSI appoints Angela Heck to new post

The National Screen Institute also hired Kaya Wheeler and Joy Loewen.

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Code 8 sets crowdfunding record

The feature film project from director Jeff Chan and writer/producer Chris Pare has set a seven-figure record. (Stars Stephen and Robbie Amell pictured.)

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Soft ad revenues continue to impact Rogers Media

Revenues for conventional TV, publishing and radio declined, while sports-related revenue climbed.

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Vancouver’s Play Management expands into the U.S.

The Atlanta-based talent agency is run by Trina Allen-Abt (pictured).