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CMF launches new copro incentive

The fund will support the codevelopment and coproduction of projects from Canadian and Jerusalem-based producers.

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Deals: DHX Media, 9 Story, Squeeze

DHX is expanding the Teletubbies brand into video games, Squeeze inks more international deals for Cracke, plus more deals.

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Rogers Media suspends production at Toronto community station

Ten people have been laid off at the media company’s York Mills Road station.

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Holmes on Homes producer eyes digital switch, int’l opportunities

Toronto-based General Purpose Entertainment has produced a series for Bravo’s U.S. digital offshoot Unleashed as it looks to diversify its portfolio in a consolidating environment.

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In Brief: Montreal’s new VR studio; CFC honours Conquering Lion

Global creative studio Framestore is expanding its operations in Canada, APTN launches two new series, plus more news.

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Super Channel to launch 24-hour e-sports offering

With the global competitive gaming market expected to hit $1.92 billion by 2018, Super Channel is looking to get in on the action while bringing its age demo down.

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New showrunners talk TV: Aubrey Nealon

The Cardinal writer/executive producer talks about how the CTV series came together, why he transitioned to TV and what lies ahead.

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CBC unveils Keeping Canada Safe

The eight-part series, produced by Force Four Entertainment, was filmed over 48 hours and involved 60 camera crews.

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The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! gets third season

The Portfolio Entertainment-produced series airs on Treehouse in Canada and PBS in the U.S.

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Discovery Oligopoly, AI latest challenges facing media cos: report

The latest CMF trends report argues a handful of global giants control the tech underpinning discovery platforms.

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CTV greenlights Ilana Frank, eOne detective series

The hour-long, female-led drama is currently in pre-production, with cameras set to roll in Toronto this spring.

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DHX Media revenues dip 3% in Q2

Gains in distribution and owned consumer products helped the media co overcome declines in its television and proprietary production businesses.