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iPowow Canada joins the conversation

A new Canadian service based on Australian technology, iPowow links second- and first-screen entertainment in real time.

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Louis Lalande replaces Sylvain Lafrance atop Radio-Canada

The new EVP of French services has worked at the French-language broadcaster for nearly 30 years, and served as the acting head since September 2011.

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Sphere Media Plus opens Toronto office after NBC adaptation deal

Carolyn Newman is to head up the North American development office for the veteran Quebec producer led by Jocelyn Deschenes.

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CRTC should regulate ISPs as broadcasters, Creative Coalition tells court

The Creative Coalition, representing Canadian producers, unions and guilds, is appealing a lower court ruling that internet service providers are content-neutral, and so are not broadcast undertakings.

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Canadian launches new ‘mob’-driven online TV channel

Creator Aubrey Levy tells Playback about Mobcaster.com, and how audiences can help fund and produce indie TV from the ground up.

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Dirt, crystals & imagination: Julie Weiss on the magic of costume design

The Oscar-nominated costume designer talks to Playback about the tricks of the trade ahead of her keynote at CAFTCADEMY.

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SIGGRAPH returning to Vancouver in 2014

The decision to return comes six months after the North American conference on computer graphics held its last outing in Vancouver in August 2011, and broke attendance records.

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User collab key to success: OMDC Digital Dialogues

The Disruptive Consumption panel, moderated by Arise Communications president Andrew Rosenman, agreed that focusing on the user experience is the future of digital content creation.

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Former eOne exec Suzanne Berger launches new prodco

Following a previously unannounced departure from eOne, Berger, along with Creative Post topper Ken MacNeil, are getting into 2D and 3D content production.

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Ryan Hanson picks up $2500 A&E short film prize

The filmmaker earned the award for his second film, The Quarry, which stars Ruben de Baat and Meagan Brodie.

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Shaw Communications posts higher Q1 earnings, despite ‘volatile’ market

The cable giant posted a first-time contribution from Shaw Media, the broadcast division carved out of the former Canwest Global Communications Corp.

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Shaw Media eyes new 24-hour B.C. news channel

Global BC’s Kenton Boston tells Playback Daily about plans for all-news service, for which an application has been filed with the CRTC.