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Rogers

Rogers’ big magazine sale puts media revenue down for Q2

Excluding the titles it sold to St. Joseph Communications, Rogers said media revenues were flat, with strong numbers from Sportsnet.

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Seville International closes, execs launch new sales outfit

Former Seville heads Anick Poirier and Lorne Price have opened global licensing agent WaZabi Films under DATSIT Sphere.

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In brief: BTLR panel member resigns

Plus: CMF launches new codevelopment fund, eOne ups its presence in Asia and The Amazing Race Canada sees a ratings uptick in season seven.

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Thunderbird Releasing managing director to depart

Edward Fletcher will leave the U.K. distribution arm of Thunderbird Entertainment Group next month.

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Daisybeck Studios joins eOne’s roster

The U.K.-based factual producer’s credits include The Yorkshire Vet (pictured) and Springtime on the Farm.

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Lindsay Macadam to lead scripted development at Great Pacific

The hire is an expansion of a cross-pollination strategy that sees Great Pacific Media producing scripted properties based on factual IP.

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CRTC appoints Claire Anderson as B.C., Yukon commissioner

The Yukon-based lawyer is the first Indigenous woman to serve as commissioner with the CRTC.

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In brief: HGF’s new Manitoba-based short film program

Plus: The Vail Film Festival gets Foxed! and difuze acquires The Media Concierge to extend its reach to the Toronto market.

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Bell makes a move in e-sports

The vertically integrated company’s ISP division is the first founding marketing partner for the Toronto-based e-sports company.

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DHX Media ups Stephanie Betts to EVP, content and current series

The company has also added a former Alibi Entertainment and Corus Entertainment executive to its team.

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George Cope to retire from Bell

The longtime executive will retire in January of next year, leaving the company in the hands of current COO Mirko Bibic.

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TFO president and CEO Glenn O’Farrell resigns

O’Farrell will leave his post on Aug. 16 to take the CEO role at an insurance agency in Toronto.