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What’s next in…drama?

To help producers stand out in a crowed market, experts weigh in on what trends will be hot in 2018.

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The biggest business stories of the year

What better way to reflect on another busy year than to read Playback‘s most-read industry stories of 2017?

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Playback’s 2017 Hall of Fame: Andre Bureau

How the driving force behind the creation of specialty channels in Canada helped shape this country’s broadcasting system as we know it.

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Bell Media’s simsub federal court appeal dismissed

The media company is “considering all options” on how to proceed.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 4 to 10, 2017

The Indian Detective is at #12, with Murdoch Mysteries at #16.

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CTV reveals mid-season lineup

New shows and returning favourites follow a successful fall with The Good Doctor and The Indian Detective.

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Rogers Media, CBC extend NHL deal

The newly inked seven-year agreement will keep Hockey Night in Canada and the Stanley Cup playoffs on the pubcaster until 2026.

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Cartoon Network, Teletoon open up Total Drama Daycare

Fresh TV’s cult hit franchise is back with a prequel series that ages down its animated stars.

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Syfy renews Van Helsing for season three

Filming on the Nomadic Pictures series is scheduled to begin this February in Vancouver.

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Vice Canada, CTV partner on opioid docs

The millennial-focused company deepens its relationship with Bell Media as industry watchers wait for news on Viceland’s fate.

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Temple Street options fantasy trilogy The Fionavar Tapestry

The prodco’s SVP Kerry Appleyard and senior development producer Lesley Grant will oversee the TV adaptation of author Guy Gavriel Kay’s novels.

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Connect3 is hunting for Nazis in new Brazil copro

The Cineflix-owned co is partnering with Brazil’s Boutique Filmes, the prodco behind the Netflix series 3%.