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John Ferri named VP current affairs and docs at TVO

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Ferri (pictured) was most recently the digital editor at the Toronto Star before he took up the newly created position at TVO.



Disney XD starts game conversation with kids

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The channel is looking for kids’ feedback on the pilot for Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage), which will air April 21.



Corus Entertainment posts higher Q2 earnings

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The broadcaster showed the benefits of acquiring the former Astral Media assets Historia, Series + and Teletoon as it unveiled its latest financial results.



CRTC denies local program averaging bid by Bell Media, CBC

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The twin bids sought to allow the broadcasters to spread their weekly local programming requirements on a quarterly, rather than weekly, basis throughout the broadcast year.



Atomic Cartoons eyes original content push

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Atomic Cartoons names Luke Carroll as creative director as the company looks to up investment in generating creative content and develop more original properties. (Pirate Express pictured)



CBC town hall coming as ad revenue expected to dive

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A report from Canadian Media Research Inc. projects that CBC’s ad revenue will be cut in half by 2015, following the loss of NHL broadcast rights.



Schitt’s Creek starts production, adds cast

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The Eugene Levy-helmed comedy is shooting in Toronto through June and has added five key new cast members.



Canadian Cinema Editors Awards announces nominees

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The awards ceremony, now in its fourth year, will be held in Toronto on June 5. (Empire of Dirt pictured)



MIPTV ’14: Bristow nabs format rights for Mob Wives

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Toronto-based producer Bristow Global Media has acquired the Canadian format rights for the VH1 docu-soap (pictured) from distributor Electus International.



Rogers Media paints dire picture of conventional TV

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Rogers Media president Keith Pelley (pictured) told CRTC regulators that he wants “flexibility” to ensure the OMNI stations remain competitive in a fast-changing digital landscape.

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