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Bell Media upfront 2018

Bell Media takes part ownership in Just For Laughs Group

Following the announcement of its specialty rebrands, and as the media co inks its latest deal, president Randy Lennox discusses how the pieces fit together.

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Upfront ’18: Bell Media greenlights original comedy for 2018/19 slate

The half-hour comedy starring Jann Arden sits among a roster of 42 new and returning series, with The Beaverton, Cardinal and Corner Gas Animated also receiving renewals.

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Lisa Godfrey talks unscripted strategy

Corus Entertainment’s VP of original content discusses international trends, talent and the company’s global ambitions.

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Bell Media to rebrand four specialties under CTV banner

Bell Media president Randy Lennox says the rebrand is meant to “amplify CTV” in a crowded media landscape.

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Hulu picks up two seasons of Letterkenny

The deal, handled by series distributor DHX Media, will see the half-hour comedy debut in the U.S. on July 13.

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Indie List 2018: Thunderbird Entertainment takes off

With its Netflix deals, a new HQ for Atomic Cartoons and plenty of projects in development, the prodco’s leaders discuss the company’s future growth plans.

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Programming Profile: AT&T Audience Network

Shane Elrod, head of original content and production at the U.S. channel, talks Condor and working with Canadians.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 21 to 27, 2018

MasterChef Canada breaks the top 10, followed by Private Eyes at #15 and The Detail at #21.

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Temple Street nabs TV rights to Kelley Armstrong’s Rockton novels

Boat Rocker Studios’ scripted arm has tapped showrunner Julie Puckrin (pictured) to adapt the series.

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Upfronts ’18: CityTV unveils 11 new shows, classic reboots

Canadian scripted dramas The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco and Bad Blood are among the series on the network’s 2018/19 schedule.

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Yeti Farm forms strategic partnership with Surprise Bag

The agreement will see the companies collaborate on original IP from their development slates, as well as jointly acquiring and producing new IP.

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OUTtv, No Equal developing hour-long drama ‘Mezcalero’

Based on the Detective Sanchez novels by T.E. Wilson, the series follows a transgender private eye drawn into a missing persons case.