Teletoon gain has Corus Entertainment triple earnings


Higher TV revenues were offset by lower radio revenues as the broadcaster released its first quarter earnings on Tuesday.

CBC and Canadian Media Guild ink new 5-year deal


The new collective agreement includes wage increases in the first two years of the contract, to run to March 31, 2019.

On Screen Manitoba announces new board


The non-profit organization revealed this year’s changes to its board of directors.

SnagFilms hires Sean Farnel


Sean Farnel, the former director of programming for Hot Docs, has joined online documentary streaming website SnagFilms as an acquisitions consultant.

Best Boy breaks new ground


Producer and VP operations Ed J. Martin tells Playback about the Newfoundland-based prodco’s new studio, which will house current projects, like Pet ER, and open the door for more.

Kidobi lands rights for Gombby’s Green Island


The Canadian subscription-based online video platform aggregates educational kids content in its online video library.

iPowow Canada joins the conversation


A new Canadian service based on Australian technology, iPowow links second- and first-screen entertainment in real time.

Louis Lalande replaces Sylvain Lafrance atop Radio-Canada


The new EVP of French services has worked at the French-language broadcaster for nearly 30 years, and served as the acting head since September 2011.

Sphere Media Plus opens Toronto office after NBC adaptation deal


Carolyn Newman is to head up the North American development office for the veteran Quebec producer led by Jocelyn Deschenes.

CRTC should regulate ISPs as broadcasters, Creative Coalition tells court


The Creative Coalition, representing Canadian producers, unions and guilds, is appealing a lower court ruling that internet service providers are content-neutral, and so are not broadcast undertakings.

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