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CRTC backs down in regulatory tussle with Netflix and Google


After Netflix and Google refused to provide the CRTC with business data, the regulator will write the U.S. video portals out of the Let’s Talk TV proceedings.

New broadcast deals for Peg + Cat


9 Story Entertainment has forged several new broadcast deals for the math-based preschool series that originated on PBS KIDS.

Shaw Media to cancel Ice Pilots NWT after sixth season


The McBryan family and Buffalo Airways docu-series will be grounded following the conclusion of its upcoming season.

Cooking up the next hit format


Justin Scroggie, CCO and partner of U.K.-based consultancy The Format People, talks to Playback about the ingredients for developing a successful format and selling it internationally.

The Next Step gets global licensing deal


Brands with Influence will handle the brand liscensing for Temple Street Productions’ The Next Step for all regions outside North and South America.

Premiere week: CTV kills with How to Get Away with Murder


The new show’s premiere brought in over two million viewers, with a new season of Grey’s Anatomy coming in just under that number.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Sept. 8, 2014 to Sept. 14, 2014


Captain America: The Winter Solider takes the top spot on the DVD chart this week, with the third season of Homeland coming in at #2.

OMNI bringing NHL to a new audience


Rogers’ multicultural network will make hockey content available in 22 languages this season and bring Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition to 20.4 million households.

Nicole Hamilton joins Peace Point


Hamilton (pictured), most recently Temple Street’s senior director of factual entertainment, takes on the role of VP of creative and development at Peace Point Entertainment.

LA talent org creates Golden Maple awards


ACISE-LA will launch the awards in June 2015 to recognize Canadian entertainment and sports talent working in the US.

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Slaight Music Residency Showcase

Slaight Music Residency Showcase - A group shot of the 2014 Slaight Family Music Lab residents. L to R: Ben Fox (composer), Laura Barrett (songwriter), Michael Olsen (songwriter), Michelle Osis (composer) and David Arcus (composer). Missing: Liam Titcomb (songwriter)

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