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USA, Syfy cutting staff numbers in restructure

Following the recent formation of NBCU Cable’s Entertainment Networks Group, approximately 25 staff members from Syfy and USA Network will be let go. (Pictured: ENG president Chris McCumber)

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Disney EMEA snaps up Cracké

Disney EMEA has acquired the animated slapstick series Cracke from Quebec City-based studio Squeeze.

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‘Outdated’ broadcast regulations must change: reports

Two Canadian think-tanks recently released reports arguing that broadcasters should not be required to fund Cancon.

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TV up, film down for Lionsgate Q4 results

The California and Vancouver-based company also published its full-year results, posting a 2% dip in overall revenues.

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Quebec broadcast execs fire back at Lacroix

TVA Group, Groupe Serdy and Groupe V Media are arguing that Lacroix “mischaracterized” their position in his speech at UBC on Tuesday.

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DHX and Dentsu Entertainment ink ‘Mega’ global deal

The companies have partnered to develop, coproduce, distribute and manage a new Mega Man animated series.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 2 to 8, 2016

MasterChef Canada is at #16 for the week of May 2 to 8, with Big Brother Canada at #27.

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Cinespace unveils facility for York U students

The $2.5 million facility, which is located in the heart of Cinespace Film Studios, will seek to expose students to real-world tech and experience.

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Netflix, VOD services in Europe may face content quotas

Proposed changes to Europe’s audiovisual rules mandate a 20% European content quota for VOD services.

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Cameras roll on Letterkenny season two

Production is underway on six additional episodes of the Sudbury-shot comedy.