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Broadcast revenues up slightly in 2016: StatsCan

While revenue at specialty channels is increasing, overall ad spend on conventional TV continues to decline.

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2017 Indie List: Seven24 streamlines into sci-fi

The Calgary prodco has dropped genres outside of its core lines of business as it looks to build on the breakout success of Wynonna Earp.

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Corus-owned YA imprint takes rights to Carmilla

Kids Can Press has optioned worldwide publishing rights to the scripted digital series from Shaftesbury.

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Vice Media nabs $450M investment

The global media brand will invest in more scripted content and announced plans to launch an OTT platform.

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Online video penetration flat: study

The number of Canadians watching online video hasn’t changed since 2015, although those who do watch are watching more.

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Mohawk Girls rolls on season five

The final season of the Rezolution Pictures-produced series will air on APTN in fall 2017.

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2017 Indie List: Muse spies unscripted growth

With a focus on MOWs, factual and producing for the international marketplace, the Montreal prodco climbed the ranks last year.

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Deals: Quebecor, eOne, Some Spider Studios

Mr. D is the latest series heading to Hulu via eOne’s multi-series licensing deal with the U.S. streamer.

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Eugene Levy joins Playback’s Hall of Fame

The iconic actor and comedian helped put Canadian comedy on the map.

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Food Network Canada cancels You Gotta Eat Here!

The John Catucci-hosted series, which earlier this year won the Canadian Screen Award for best lifestyle series, will not return for a sixth season.

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Jumping into bed with competitors, and 4 other Banff takeaways

Do network brands even matter any more? What content is selling globally? Five insights from the top media execs from around the world.

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In Brief: Who won the Rogers Prize of Excellence in Cancon?

TVO sets the premiere for marblemedia’s Opie’s Home (pictured), plus more news.