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Bell Media sets premiere for Killjoys season two

The Boat Rocker Studios production will return to Space in July.

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Deals: PNP, Boat Rocker, CTV, AMBI

Pacific Northwest Pictures (PNP) acquires the Canadian rights to Paige Cameron’s Mothers & Daughters (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

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Orphan Black premiere doubles on total ratings

The season four opener drew a final audience of 278,000 (2+) to Space, posting a more-than-50% increase on its overnight figures.

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Bell Media grows in Q1

Gains were attributed to subscriber growth as a result of CraveTV’s national rollout and the expansion of The Movie Network.

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Sandra Kleinfeld named senior director of documentary at CBC

The position was created following the departure of CBC’s long-time director of doc programming, Mark Starowicz, last year. (Kleinfeld pictured.)

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Licensing, merchandising org LIMA launches in Toronto

The organization has identified Canada as having the world’s fifth-largest market for trademark licensing. (Director of LIMA’s Toronto office Andrew Menceles pictured.)

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Production underway on Four in the Morning

The Serendipity Point Films project, which is part of CBC’s 2016/17 slate, is being shot in Toronto.

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In brief: Discovering the Bermuda Triangle, TIFF features Lagos

Discovery original explores the Bermuda Triangle, Vegas Rat Rods (pictured) begins filming season three, plus more news.

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YouTube opens Toronto studio

Mark Swierszcz has moved from Bell Media to Google Canada to lead the space, which was built in partnership with Toronto’s George Brown College.

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Two scripted projects nab CBC development deals

Series from Anar Ali (pictured) and Renuka Jeyapalan both secured deals through the 2016 Development Workshop for Diverse Creators.