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CBC unveils more Canada 150 programming

For the sesquicentennial, the pubcaster is taking viewers on a cross-country train trip with a new series from DHX and looking to our future with a show from White Pine.

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What’s next in…property programming?

Studs up, tiny spaces and – you guessed it – personalities will all be big in the home genre in 2017.

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Best of the Year: eOne

After refusing a takeover offer, the Toronto media company is looking to double the size of its business by 2020.

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Programming profile: Gusto vs. Food Network/Cooking Channel

Playback magazine catches up with programming execs from both channels to find out who’s serving what – and why they think their channel will come out on top.

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In brief: Netflix acquires Banger Films doc, Women in View puts Five in Focus

The SVOD picks up Hip-Hop Evolution, Wexford Plaza heads to Slamdance, plus more news from the week.

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Viceland’s Rise to bow at Sundance

The Vice Studio Canada and APTN docuseries is one of two Canadian productions recently added to the U.S. fest’s lineup.

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What’s next in…game shows?

Looking for your next hit format? From real-time audience engagement, giant set pieces and celeb-centric formats, experts weigh in on what will be hot in 2017.

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Blue Ant Media brings BBC Earth to Canada

The Toronto media co has partnered with BBC Worldwide North America and will launch the factual channel early next year.

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Can a computer write the next indie hit?

Algorithm-generated storytelling: the pros and cons of taking some of the risk out of filmmaking.

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Disney|ABC named Company of Distinction at Banff

Senior execs from the U.S. media co, including Patrick Moran, will deliver keynote presentations at the media festival.

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Yannick Bisson to receive ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence

The Murdoch Mysteries star will receive the prize, which has previously been awarded to Sarah Gadon and Tantoo Cardinal.

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Deals: A71, IndieCan, Blue Ant, Motion 58

Deals heat up at the Whistler Film Festival, Blue Ant sells more than 500 hours of content across Asia-Pacific, plus more from Raven Banner, Nelvana and Sinking Ship.