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108 Media expands distribution remit in Asia

The Toronto-based company has inked a number of deals in South Korea and outlined plans to break into the U.K. market in 2017.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 23 to 29, 2017

Murdoch Mysteries is at #8, with Cardinal at #9, Mary Kills People at #21 and Ransom at #27.

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New showrunners talk TV: Daniel Levy

The executive producer, creator and star of Schitt’s Creek talks about avoiding sitcom-style comedy, finding writers in unexpected places and what’s next.

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Photo gallery: ACTRA in L.A.

A selection of photos from the Northern Lights Social in Hollywood, which saw Kim Coates receive the 2017 ACTRA National Award of Excellence.

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OMDC to update tax credit admin fees

The six tax credits administered by the government agency will now each be charged a percentage of eligible expenditures.

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Super Bowl ratings down 39% for Bell Media

The media co attributed the decline to the CRTC’s previous simsub ruling, and vows to continue to fight the decision.

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Kew Media to pursue further acquisitions

There are 16 other potential deals in the works as the media co seeks to tackle TV for an SVOD world.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Jan. 16 to 22, 2017

The Accountant is at #1, followed by Deepwater Horizon at #2 and Girl on the Train at #3.

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Prime Time ’17: How to sell your series to the States

U.S. and Canadian execs talked about what they’re looking for in a pitch, why buy-in is key to success and the importance of communication.

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In Brief: Rumble nabs Sundance Award; Helga Stephenson honoured

The Montreal prodco’s Rumble doc won a Special Jury Award at the Utah festival; The Academy’s former CEO will receive a lifetime achievement prize, plus more.

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White Pine strengthens scripted team

Karynn Austin adds a VP title and oversight of scripted programming to her remit, while Maxim Gertler-Jaffe heads to the U.K. to head up expansion efforts.

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Prime Time ’17: What’s the key to export success?

Panelists tackled partnering with distributors early and looking to niche European SVODs, while Melanie Joly talked about removing red tape and working with China.