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SBS Food brings some ‘Gusto’ to its programming

Bonacini’s Italy and Spencer’s Big 30 are two of the titles set to join the Australian food channel’s slate.

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Media Ranch, Quebecor Content partner on format incubator

The winning project will receive financial backing from Quebecor Content to produce a proof-of-concept episode, with Media Ranch distributing the format internationally.

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Datsit Sphere acquires Go Films

President and CEO Bruno Dube said the purchase of the film-focused prodco will allow the company to expand its scope in local and global markets.

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MIPCOM: Scaling up with the Global Creative Alliance

Fourteen producer organizations sign an MOU in Cannes to help their memberships compete in an increasingly consolidated landscape.

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Look Mom, Boutique Filmes partner on animated series

Great Hotel Rudini of Illusionism is a treaty copro between Canada and Brazil.

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Shaftesbury, Pope Productions unleash Rex

The eight-part series, commissioned by Citytv, is based on a European format about a detective and his hardworking dog.

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In Brief: VIFF names BC Spotlight winners

Plus: Miranda De Pencier’s The Grizzlies wins the audience award at Calgary film fest, Kew Media Distribution adds a new VP of business development, and more.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Sept. 24 to 30, 2018

The Big Bang Theory comes in at #1, followed by The Good Doctor at #2, while Murdoch Mysteries breaks the top 30.

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Ovation picks up two seasons of Frankie Drake

Season one of the Shaftesbury-produced drama debuts on the U.S. network in June 2019.

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Citytv greenlights Muse Entertainment’s The Murders

The eight-episode police procedural, starring Jessica Lucas, is now in production in Vancouver.

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Blue Ant acquires Saloon Media

The deal will see both companies expand their focus in the factual-drama space, capitalizing on Saloon’s global partnerships and contributing to Blue Ant’s growing network of prodcos.

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Epic Story delves further into development with Bron investment

Ken Faier said the financial backing of Bron’s Ventures arm will advance his strategic goal of “creating billion-dollar” kids franchises.