TV

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Reel One partners with U.S., France for anthology crime series

The Montreal prodco will co-develop and produce a series based on the writing of Mary Higgins Clark with L.A.’s Element 8 Entertainment and Paris-based La Sabotiere.

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eOne sees Q1 revenue dip ahead of Hasbro sale

The financial filing comes one week before eOne shareholders are scheduled to vote on the proposed Hasbro transaction, which, if completed, values eOne at $5.3 billion.

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Bron Studios to remake French hit Call My Agent!

Bron picked up the English-language rights with the U.K.’s Headline Pictures and has tapped John Morton to adapt it for a series set in London.

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Deals: CBC, Guru, Wattpad

CBC picks up the rights to a U.K. comedy hit, Guru teams with Scholastic and U.S. prodco Picturestart options a YA story from Wattpad.

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Corus asks CRTC for more flexibility in Canadian production spending

Corus has asked for the flexibility to spend 10% less on CPE in the upcoming fiscal year and then make up the difference before the end of its current broadcasting licence term in 2022.

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In brief: Sinking Ship launches Endlings non-profit campaign

Plus: imagineNATIVE names the finalists of its annual webseries competition with APTN and a Canadian copro will open the Reel Asian film festival.

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CTV, Netflix say ‘I do’ with Jessica Mulroney

The celebrity stylist will lead a new unscripted series, titled I Do, Redo, to help couples get a do-over on their wedding day disasters.

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Boat Rocker taps new SVP of global kids sales

Former VP of global sales Gia DeLaney will lead worldwide distribution for the company’s kids & family shows.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Sept. 23 to 29, 2019

As the fall TV season gets underway, The Good Doctor leads the list followed by New Amsterdam and Survivor.

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Corus inks key factual deals ahead of MIPCOM

Corus Studios sold 20 hour-long episodes of its competition series Fire Masters to Cooking Channel in the U.S., in addition to licensing nine other shows globally.

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In brief: Newen closes Reel One acquisition

The Department of Canadian Heritage approves Paris-based Newen’s majority acquisition of Montreal prodco Reel One, plus more.

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Blue Ant Media brings Love Nature to Taiwan

Blue Ant will work with Portico Media to bring the show to Taiwan after the broadcasting regulator approved the 4K channel to air in the country.