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Behind Stingray’s NCC acquisition

The $506 million transaction includes 101 new radio licences and is Stingray’s first foray into the radio broadcast world.

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Deals: Boat Rocker, TMN, Blue Ice, Kew Media

Boat Rocker Rights sells Bitz & Bob (pictured) abroad, Blue Ice Docs picks up Canadian rights to The Silence of Others, plus more.

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Media revenues stable in BCE’s Q1 financials

Bell Media’s operating revenues dipped slightly to $749 million in Q1 as overall growth in subscriber revenues offset declines in the ad market.

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eOne’s Armand Leo joins Blue Ice

The former SVP of global physical production joins the Toronto-based prodco as EVP of production and creative affairs.

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Shark Teeth options wild western novella

The Toronto-based Vegas Cakes producer has acquired the rights to Sarah Gailey’s River of Teeth.

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Scott Brothers Global names new president

David Dembroski will lead the organization, which serves as the parent co for Scott Brothers Entertainment and Scott Living.

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Thunderbird options The Marrow Thieves

The Vancouver-based prodco plans to adapt Cherie Dimaline’s novel into a limited series.

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Kew Media buys Australian non-scripted producer

The Toronto-based media company has agreed to acquire Essential Quail Media Group for $31.9 million.

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Whites expands with Vancouver studios

Ironwood and Fraserwood Studios will operate under the Whites banner, with Alex Godfrey joining the team as Whites’ VP, studios.

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Reel FX opens Montreal animation studio

With its new flagship studio, the U.S. company aims to create 400 new jobs in the city by 2020.

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Nelvana picks up global rights to Chinese series Super BOOMi

The animation producer and distributor has also inked a first-look deal with the studio behind the 3D-animated show.

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Hot Docs’ march toward gender parity

The festival’s team digs into hitting the milestone and pushing the #TimesUp conversation with its programming.