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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.

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9 Story Media adds to management team

The Toronto-based kids producer/distributor has hired a former Nickelodeon exec, and promoted a number of key talent across its businesses.

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Deals: DHX Media, Farpoint Films, Media Ranch

Season one of Mega Man: Fully Charged goes to U.K. kids broadcaster POP, while Farpoint Films inks content deals with Rive Gauche Television and Kew Media.

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Zaib Shaikh appointed consul general in L.A.

The former Toronto film commissioner takes over from James Villeneuve in representing Canadian interests in America’s cultural industries’ capital.

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MIPCOM 2018: Sellers talk slates, strategies and trends

Senior execs from Gusto, Boat Rocker, Corus and more discuss international buyers’ appetites and shows they’re excited about.

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Op-Ed: I am a Woman in Film

Marina Cordoni reflects on 30 years in the film biz, and offers insights for the next generation.