Canal Vie orders up family cooking format
Media Ranch’s Life in the Kitchen (working title) is based on a U.K. format.
Digital B2B markets, fewer presales could be new norm: report
The Canada Media Fund has released a mid-year update to its 2015 Key Trends report, which sheds lights on the challenges and opportunities in a changing media landscape.
Deals: DHX, eOne, CraveTV, Full Out
DHX Brands signs a deal with Italy’s Giochi Prezoisi for Teletubbies toys, plus more deals of the week.
CRTC opens floor for comment on simsub penalties
The regulator is proposing broadcasters and BDUs that make errors in executing simsub be penalized.
On Screen Manitoba lands $3.9M in government funding
The federal funding will go towards promoting Manitoba-based businesses regionally and internationally, as well as a new transmedia lab.
Stingray acquires three music channels
Following its recently announced IPO, the specialty TV music service has acquired three Brava Group TV music channels.
NHL deal contributes to Rogers Media Q2 revenue increase
While overall profits dipped, the company’s media division saw revenue growth related to NHL, Sportsnet, the Jays and Next Issue Canada.
Syfy picks up Emily Andras series
Calgary’s Seven24 Films is producing Wynonna Earp, a supernatural-western featuring “a kickass biker babe fighting demon outlaws.”
VIFF launches new program for digi-content buyers and sellers
The Vancouver festival has partnered with the Canadian Media Production Association on an online buyer marketplace.
Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs July 6, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Amazing Race Canada takes the #1 spot, with the Pan Am Games opening ceremony at #4 and Rookie Blue at #9.