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Quebecor Media sees revenues decline slightly in Q4

The company’s overall revenues increased 3.2%, driven by growth in the telecom business.

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Playback’s 2017 Hall of Fame: Ann Medina

The broadcast journalist turned Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television chair worked to raise the profile of local TV.

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Blue Ant International adds to sales team

Former Tricon exec Nick Solowski joins as director of international sales and acquisitions.

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Cinesite Studios acquires Nitrogen Studios

The Vancouver full-service animation studio behind Trollhunters will be incorporated under the U.K. brand.

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Bell Media elevates execs following Turcke’s exit

Randy Lennox’s former responsibilities as president of broadcast and content have been divvied up.

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Pierre Karl Peladeau named president and CEO of Quebecor

The former head of the Parti Quebecois returns to the media company he lead for 14 years.

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Media Ranch launches overseas arm

The Montreal-based producer/distributor has appointed Tanja van der Goes to lead its new office in Amsterdam.

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Mercury Filmworks, Cartoon Saloon launch Irish studio

The Canadian and Irish companies have launched Lighthouse Studios, a new Kilkenny-based prodco expected to create 140-plus jobs in the next three years.

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Frantic Films, BGM among six to be acquired by Kew Media

Under the proposed transaction, Kew will bring a number of Canada’s most prominent unscripted and branded-content producers under its umbrella.

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Bell Media restructures local radio, TV stations

More than two dozen locations across the country will be affected.

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Digital District acquires Mokko Studio

The France-based VFX company, which worked on Oscar-winner The Artist, is looking to expand its operations in Montreal with the acquisition.

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OUTtv focuses on international expansion with new ownership

Stern Partners will invest in the company as it looks to expand its LGBTQ-friendly content and OTT platform across the border.