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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2017 nominations now open

We’re looking for the hottest up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen-based industries – and we need you to help us find it.

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Inside Blue Ant’s Racat Group purchase

Raja Khanna on how the Toronto media co aims to be more of a global content player.

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Blue Ant acquires Racat Group, signals further Asia growth

The deal sees the Toronto-based media co take ownership of five prodcos and TV networks, including Singapore-based Beach House Pictures.

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eOne’s Carrie Stein to exit

The EVP of global production at eOne TV will leave the company in June.

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Tricon execs move to Sonar

Former SVP of factual development Jeff Hevert is among those joining the L.A.-based company, following its acquisition of Tricon’s library.

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In Brief: EP Canada, Canada Film Capital acquired

Melanie Hadley joins NSI’s board of directors, plus more news.

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TVA Group posts net loss for Q1

But the Montreal communications company saw gains in its broadcasting and production segment.

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Rogers closes more local TV stations

More than 20 employees have been laid off following the closure of the company’s Mississauga and Richmond Hill stations.

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Beaulieu to lead newly formed Attraction Studios

The Quebec-based media company is uniting its content production and distribution divisions under the new banner.

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Shaw to close three community TV stations, 70 jobs affected

A new funding model will see Shaw reallocate $10 million annually to Global News to support local news coverage in Western Canada.

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New OTT product coming from BCE

The new offering was announced on Bell’s Q1 call, where the company also revealed the financial impact of the simsub rule changes.

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Radical Sheep adds development and production exec

Shaleen Sangha joins the kids and family division of Boat Rocker Studios from DHX Media.