TV

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On the Slate: Aircraft Pictures

With production close to wrapping on two animated features, the company is fine-tuning a cross-border development slate with a view to finding success in evolving markets.

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Deals: DHX Media, Films We Like, Super Channel

More than 165 episodes from DHX’s library are headed to New York-based entertainment streaming service Playster, plus more deals.

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Incendo’s Separated at Birth gets underway

The MOW is one of five that the Montreal prodco plans to produce in 2017.

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History lights up Bud Dynasty

Cameras started rolling on the Canadian original marijuana docuseries at, what else, a 4/20 event in Vancouver.

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Industry members oppose rumoured Telefilm, CMF merger

A letter to the government signed by 51 Canadian filmmakers and producers touts the benefits of the film funder.

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CBC partners with int’l broadcasters to launch Panora.tv

Set to launch this fall, the business-facing platform is meant to tap into the 12,000 content buyers unable to attend major industry events.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, April 3 to 9, 2017

MasterChef Canada is at #18, followed by Big Brother Canada at #29.

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CTV raises the curtain on The Launch

The six-part music series, exec produced by John Brunton and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions, is set to go to camera this fall in Toronto.

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CBC to air Junos through 2023

After 16 years on CTV, a deal with CARAS will see the 2018 awards broadcast on the pubcaster.

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Cable revenue flat for Rogers in Q1

But the telco posted a 6% bump in overall profits, thanks in part to a $26 million gain in its media business.

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Melanie Joly heads to L.A.

The Minister of Canadian Heritage will meet with execs from YouTube and the Academy, as well as the city’s mayor.

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Banger Films’ Hip-Hop Evolution wins Peabody

The four-part series, commissioned by Bell Media, is one of 12 documentary winners.