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In Brief: CFC adds four to board

Plus: WIFT-T introduces a new mentorship program for members and OUTtvGO launches on Apple TV.

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Rob Heydon Productions adds VP of development

Duane Murray will work on upcoming feature projects including The Wanting 2, The Babe and The Devil Knows Your Name.

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Joan Lambur exits Breakthrough, launches new prodco

Toronto-based Lambur Productions aims to be a new major player in children’s and family programming, with prodco Sinking Ship on board as an investor.

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Mercury Filmworks promotes key execs

Chantal Ling has been upped to VP, original series and coproductions, while Jefferson Allen is now VP studio operations.

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Wow Unlimited names new EVP, CFO

John Vandervelde joins the corporation, taking over for interim CFO Christine Read.

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Bell Media shuffles senior leadership team

With the departure of Stuart Garvie, the media co has promoted several to take on new programming and media sales roles.

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Blue Ant launches global networks division

Former Discovery and Fox exec Ward Platt joins the Toronto company to head up the new department.

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Meridian Artists adds below-the-line division

The Toronto film and TV agency has appointed Courtenay Bainbridge to lead the new department.

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Hamilton heads to Colombia on trade mission

Pipeline Studios will participate in the eight-day trip that aims to bring investment to local industries, including the media sector.

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TVA Sports carries media growth at Quebecor

The Q2 results show broadcast was responsible for the media segment’s triple-digit increase in adjusted operating income.

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Bell Media revenue up slightly in Q3

Advertising and subscription revenues were up in the quarter, helping to offset increased operating costs.

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Conventional CPE, revenues down in 2016: CRTC report

Meanwhile, CBC saw revenues and Canadian programming expenditures increase, according to the latest financial summaries.