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It’s Showtime for Bell Media

Bell Media’s Phil King and Showtime president David Nevins unpack the partnership at a media event Tuesday.

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Valerie Creighton to Nova Scotia: no tax credit, no TV shows

The CMF head warned the province’s finance ministry that, without a workable film tax credit, patchwork financing for Nova Scotia TV shows will quickly unravel.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs April 6, 2015 to April 12, 2015

MasterChef Canada hits #13 for the week of April 6 to April 12, with Motive and Big Brother Canada also landing in the top 30.


Chris Carter on bringing The X-Files back to VanCity

The X-Files creator talks to Playback about what drew him to the Canadian West Coast for the original series, and why he’s coming back for the six-episode reboot.

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Rogers Communications sees Q1 earnings fall

The media giant said more cable TV and phone subscribers are headed to the exits due to the CRTC’s new contract cancellation notification policy.


Orphan Black takes up more than just Space

The drama’s season three premiere was watched by more than half a million viewers across four Bell Media channels.

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Discovery Canada set to launch Mankind From Space

Handel Productions and U.K.-based Darlow Smithson Productions’ copro will air on the Bell Media specialty on May 3.


Canada dominates Banff Rockie Awards with 39 noms

A raft of homegrown digital series fill out the Canadian contingent to compete against all comers in June.


Cirque du Soleil sells majority stake to foreign investors

U.S. private investment firm TPG Capital will acquire a controlling stake in Cirque, while China’s Fosun Capital Group and Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec will take minority stakes.

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Cameras roll on fifth season of APTN’s Blackstone

The latest cycle from Prairie Dog Film + Television is shooting in Edmonton through June 2015.