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AstroLab Studio

AstroLab Studios launches in Toronto

The new Eastern Avenue studio caters to independent film and commercial production.

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Online-only TV viewership on the rise: report

But it might not be as prevalent as you think: Just 11% of Canadians live without a conventional cable subscription or an antenna, according to a new report from MTM.

Mayor Tory

John Tory to promote Toronto film, TV industries in India

The Toronto mayor will participate in a keynote discussion with Deepa Mehta at the FICCI Frames media convention in Mumbai.

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Re-examining the reboot

Humankind is being willingly overrun by a reboot pandemic. But why do we love a good remake and is it smart for business?

Red TV

In Brief: CRTC seeks reg change input; JFL to receive Icon Award

The Commission has proposed broadcast distribution and TV broadcasting regulation changes, the Canadian Academy calls on a special guest to honour the comedy brand, plus more.

Heavy Rescue

Cameras roll on Heavy Rescue: 401 season two

On the back of a record-setting debut for Discovery, Bell Media has greenlit 10 new episodes of the Highway Thru Hell spinoff.

Guilty-Rich

Investigation Discovery greenlights CMJ Productions’ Guilty Rich

The Montreal-based company also produces A Stranger in My Home and Fatal Vows for the U.S. net.

Erika Beatty

Erika Beatty on Nova Scotia’s rebounding industry

The executive director of Screen Nova Scotia discusses the province’s incentive fund and building the local industry.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Feb. 13 to 19, 2017

Murdoch Mysteries is at #14, with Big Bang Theory at #1 and NCIS at #2.

Home Chef to Pro Chef

Blue Ant launches new cooking series

Home Chef to Pro Chef will premiere on the media co’s lifestyle channel, Makeful, later this month.

ARQ pic

Maudie, Two Lovers and a Bear, ARQ up for WGC awards

On the TV side, the scribes behind Degrassi, Letterkenny, Kim’s Convenience and Odd Squad were among those nominated for Writers Guild awards.

Cardinal

CTV orders up two more seasons of Cardinal

Twelve more episodes of the detective thriller from eOne and Sienna Films will go to camera in 2017. (Updated: with showrunner announcements for seasons two and three).