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In Brief: WIFT-T names Emma Fleury to CBC mentorship

Plus, Bitter Boy Productions options Shani Mootoo’s novel Cereus Blooms At Night and CBC/Radio Canada announces its new English services ombudsperson.

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Bell Media files copyright infringement suit against Videotron

The $100-million suit, filed last week in Federal court, alleges Videotron distributed Bell Media programming without a content distribution agreement.

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Bell Media rebrands TMN, launches tiered OTT service

The company reveals a major overhaul of its pay TV and OTT strategy, opening online access to programming previously restricted to linear subscribers.

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Fathom Film launches distribution arm

The new business unit will see Fathom distributing its own projects, as well as third-party titles, in international markets.

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Red Arrow Studios CEO Jan Frouman to step down

James Baker will take over from Frouman, overseeing the Munich-based company’s global network of prodcos.

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WIFT-T names Crystal Award winners

Discovery Networks’ Edwina Follows and Ontario Creates president and CEO Karen Thorne-Stone are among this year’s recipients.

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Barb Williams to retire

The veteran broadcasting exec is exiting Corus Entertainment at the end of the month.

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On the MIPCOM sales floor

Playback caught up with a few of the companies and execs who headed to the Palais to discuss how their corporate and content strategies paid off.

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Media revenues decrease for Rogers in Q3

While overall revenues increased by 3%, lower Blue Jays’ revenues contributed to a dip in the media segment this quarter.

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Building CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution’s international brand

The pubcaster’s licensing department is showcasing 400 hours of new content at MIPCOM, as it looks to differentiate itself in the market.

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Quebecor’s Manon Brouillette stepping down

The president and CEO of Videotron will exit the company at the end of the year.

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MIPCOM: ITV’s Carolyn McCall on cozying up to the consumer

The CEO of ITV discussed the company’s new three-year strategy, which will see it zero in on the direct-to-consumer relationship.