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VR gets a reality check

There are 200 companies working in the virtual reality space in Canada, with more than 300 projects on the go, but distribution and financing remain problematic, says a new report.

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9 Story Media is seeing (YouTube)Red

The Toronto prodco has started production on its first-ever original for the subscription streamer.

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Playster acquires 350 episodes of Nelvana content

The Montreal-based streaming service picked up eight children’s series, including Babar and Rupert, as it continues to bolster its content library.

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IPF invests $2 million across 15 projects

N5 Pictures’ Petrol and Lapaire Productions’ People Watching received production financing from the digital series funder.

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Online video penetration flat: study

The number of Canadians watching online video hasn’t changed since 2015, although those who do watch are watching more.

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Deals: Quebecor, eOne, Some Spider Studios

Mr. D is the latest series heading to Hulu via eOne’s multi-series licensing deal with the U.S. streamer.

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Banff ’17: Breaking down the techy future of content

Between voice search, AI and Facebook commissioning scripted content, media leaders assess technology challenges and opportunities on the horizon.

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Banff ’17: NFB, Spin Master win Rockie Awards

Canadian productions took home seven awards, including trophies for best lifestyle program and best preschool program.

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Insight eyes China, N.A. millennials with Youngster launch

CEO John Brunton on filling the niche opportunity with young parents and building a content platform that appeals to advertisers.

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Wow Unlimited to acquire channel from Bell Media

If approved, the channel will be rebranded as Wow and focus on children and youth programming.

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Omnia short-form originals bound for CBC Life, Makeful

The Blue Ant-owned digital content studio created the 72-video slate in association with the pubcaster.

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Letterkenny season three to bow on Canada Day

Despite its summer premiere, the upcoming season is set in…winter?