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Shahzad

Deals: Buck Productions, Stellar Citizens, Mongrel

Buck strikes up an international deal for two docs with Syndicado, Toronto’s Stellar Citizens options Haya Waseem’s short film Shahzad (pictured) and more deals of the week.

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Peppa Pig’s presence in China growing

The eOne preschool property this month launched on VOD platform, Mango TV, in Mandarin.

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CRTC overhauls indie production fund framework

The CRTC has delivered on its promise to make key changes to the provisions governing Certified Independent Production Funds, including funding triggers, points and co-venture eligibility.

Kim's Convenience

CBC unpacks fall premiere schedule

Kim’s Convenience (pictured) and Shoot the Messenger are set up with plum lead-ins by established CBC series.

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In brief: Odd Squad hits the road, TAP names 2016 projects

A live musical production of Odd Squad (pictured) will travel to 60 cities, Trans Atlantic Partners names Canadian participants, plus more news.

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Vice’s Shane Smith talks revolution

The founder and CEO of the media co presented the MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

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ITV rescinds eOne takeover bid

The U.K. producer-broadcaster has withdrawn its CAD $1.76 billion acquisition offer for the Canadian entertainment company.

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Bruno & Boots MOWs go to camera

The second and third installments of the TV movies, produced by Aircraft Pictures, are slated for a 2017 debut.

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SOCAN Foundation awards young film, TV composers

Winners were announced in a number of categories, including scores for fiction, non-fiction and animation.

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eOne grows Ben & Holly’s licensing plans in Brazil

The new consumer products partnerships follow Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom‘s debut on Brazil’s TV Cultura.

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CBC marks record Olympics viewership

Though slow out of the blocks, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio posted an 11% increase in average viewership over the previous Games in London.

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Working out Workin’ Moms

Why creator-director-producer and star Catherine Reitman (pictured) calls CBC the “perfect home” for the series and how it will target a co-viewing audience.