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Knowledge Network greenlights Lark docuseries

Executive produced by Lark’s Louise Clark and Erin Haskett, the 10-part docuseries will follow dispatchers at BC Emergency Health Services.

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Bell Fund marks 20 years with a new mandate

From Playback magazine: With a new directive from the CRTC, the funder had to overhaul its programs and adapt to an ever-changing industry.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, June 4 to 10, 2018

MasterChef Canada and Private Eyes break the top 10, while Ransom lands at #25.

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Space, Syfy set Killjoys, Wynonna Earp returns

The sci-fi originals will return in back-to-back Friday slots starting next month.

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YouTube launches Premium platform in Canada

The Premium service, formerly known as YouTube Red, is the latest entrant to the Canadian OTT market.

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Wattpad inks content partnership with Bavaria Fiction

The Munich-based prodco will have access to nearly 1 million German-language stories with a view to developing content for local markets.

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NSI updates Totally Television program

Among the changes, producers with adaptations from existing IP can now apply for the 11-month course.

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Taking Quebec’s French-language TV to the world

From Playback magazine: For decades the French-Canadian industry has punched above its weight. Now it wants to play on the global stage.

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9 Story appoints Angela C. Santomero CCO

The announcement comes five months after 9 Story acquired New York-based children’s media co Out of the Blue, which Santomero co-founded.

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Eight Canadian producers head to Trans Atlantic Partners

Shaftesbury’s Stephanie Ouaknine and Compass Productions’ Joe Balass are among the Canadian independent producers set to take part in the copro program.

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The Genre Report: Talking slapstick and space

In part two of Playback’s series, creatives and broadcasters behind hit Canadian comedies and sci-fi series delve into selling internationally, serialization and SVODs.

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Deals: Amazon, OUTtv, CFC Ideaboost

Prime Video has greenlit a docuseries with Just For Laughs, OUTtv takes to the skies, plus more.