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ITV rescinds eOne takeover bid

The U.K. producer-broadcaster has withdrawn its CAD $1.76 billion acquisition offer for the Canadian entertainment company.

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Jam Filled completes Arc transaction

The Boat Rocker Media company has taken over production on Arc projects.

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eOne shares buoyed by more takeover talk

On the heels of eOne’s rejection of ITV’s takeover bid last week, reports circle that private equity firm KKR & Co. is considering its own offer.

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eOne Television promotes Steinmetz to SVP of production financing

Vanessa Steinmetz has been with eOne since the company acquired Barna-Alper Productions in 2008.

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eOne rejects ITV takeover proposal

The Canadian producer and distributor has declined U.K. broadcaster ITV’s GBP1.03 billion offer.

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Arc Productions shuts down operations

The Toronto-based animation studio has closed its doors and has filed motions toward receivership.

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Lionsgate acquires stake in Primal prodco

The producer-distributor has acquired a stake in UK-based Primal Media, a new company from Gogglebox Entertainment founders Mat Steiner and Adam Wood (pictured).

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Herholz, Curran launch United Front Entertainment

The former Anchor Bay Canada execs see an opportunity in the distribution industry’s mid-tier.

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Shaw Media hires new factual, lifestyle content directors

As part of a shift in direction for its original programming, the broadcaster has announced new hires and promotions for its content team. (Lisa Godfrey, head of original content, pictured.)

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Photo Gallery: ‘Technicolor at TIFF’ party

The industry gathers to celebrate Technicolor’s TIFF films and its 100th anniversary at a party at the Thompson Hotel in Toronto.

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Sandra Stern upped to president of Lionsgate TV Group

Stern, who was most recently COO of Lionsgate Television Group, will be responsible for leading the division’s business, legal, administrative and operational activities.

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Telefilm, UniFrance announce partnership

The distribution and promotion partnership will target both business- and consumer-facing markets and events.