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Broadcasting Accessibility Fund distributes $724K

Seven projects that aim to advance accessibility of broadcast content were awarded grants through the fund.

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Corus sends Nickelodeon series to streaming service shomi

shomi has secured a licensing deal with Corus Entertainment for a slate of Nickelodeon content, which encompasses 700 half-hour eps, as well as the exclusive rights to six series.

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Using YouTube to build future OTT audiences

Banger Films’ Sam Dunn on how the prodco is using its BangerTV YouTube channel to build audiences and buzz around an upcoming OTT service by the same name.

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Raja Khanna on going where the wild things are

The Blue Ant Media exec talks to Playback about the media co’s global ambitions for its Love Nature brand.

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SVOD service Kidoodle.TV expands with Digicel deal

Canadian SVOD Kidoodle.TV is set to expand its global footprint through a new distribution deal between its owner A Parent Media Co. and Caribbean-based communications provider Digicel Play.

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Shaftesbury inks VOD deal with MoMedia

The agreement with the VOD content management company covers five English speaking territories. (Life With Derek pictured.)

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Nelvana inks raft of SVOD deals

Corus Entertainment-owned Nelvana has sold more than 800 episodes of content from its kids animated and live-action library to multiple SVOD services around the world.

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Blue Ant Media brings Tubi TV to Canada

The media co has partnered with adRise to bring the ad-supported OTT service to Canada.

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DHX reports Q1 revenues up, plus new SVOD deals in China

New digital platform deals and global expansion contribute to growth at the company, as it also announces two new non-exclusive content deals in China.

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Discovery’s Frontier pushes int’l boundaries with Netflix

The channel’s first original scripted series, produced by Take the Shot and Factory Backwards, will be distributed internationally via the streaming service.

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Much Digital Studios expands talent roster to 37

AmandaRachlee (pictured), SneakerTalk and Deej design among the 15 creators the MCN has added to its slate.

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Shaftesbury appoints Jay Bennett to new post

Bennett becomes the prodco’s SVP creative and innovation, while continuing to oversee Shaftesbury’s digital studio Smokebomb Entertainment.