MIPTV: Why BroadbandTV was key to RTL’s future
RTL Group co-CEO Guillaume de Posch (pictured) unpacks why the Canadian MCN was the right choice to anchor the company’s digital future.
In brief: CMF/Screen Australia coin; Dead of Summer’s B.C. shoot
Screen Australia and the CMF distribute $700,000 across three digital coproductions, Dead of Summer starts production in Vancouver, plus more news from the week.
Riftworld, Sudden Master win at Vancouver Web Fest
Sudden Master (pictured), the digital series attached to OMNI’s Blood and Water, won the best action/adventure prize.
In brief: La Guerre wins Guichet d’or; spring premiere dates
Emergency Room and Game of Homes to bow in April, more accolades for La Guerre des Tuques 3D (pictured) and other news.
In brief: eOne, Sony build Momentum; CFC honours McKellar
Don McKellar (pictured) wins the 2016 CFC Award for Creative Excellence, eOne and Sony Picture Home Entertainment strike up a new deal, and more news from the week.
Packaging key to pitching digital: panel
The first CSA: Behind the Screens industry forum saw industry experts emphasize the need for digital creators to pitch broadcasters and studios with a well-developed project.
Kidoodle TV goes global, announces new partnerships
Kidoodle.TV is now available in 145 countries worldwide via the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Going ‘All for One’ on a new online strategy
A new original web series, launched simultaneously on Corus’ ABC Spark and shift2′s Kinda TV YouTube channel, marks a new strategy for both channels.
Epic Meal Time creators to develop comedy for CBC
NextTime Productions’ Darren and Harley Morenstein are set to jump to linear screens, following a deal brokered out of the CFC’s Jumping Screens Comedy Workshop.
In brief: New SVOD services; new Emmy categories
Adult Swim and NFB launch new SVOD services, Emmy Awards expand short-form categories and more news from the week. (NFB short film If I Was God… pictured.)
How to win in the digital economy
From Playback magazine: four innovation experts “SWOT” different strategies Canadian companies are (or should be) using to get ahead in the new entertainment economy.