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Shaftesbury copro Departure sold to France’s M6 Group

The Canada/U.K. coproduction, which is set for a midseason launch on Global, will air on French TV networks W9 and 6TER.

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Workin’ Moms up for best comedy at International Emmys

The CBC half-hour comedy, produced by Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg’s Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment, has been nominated for the second year running.

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CBC drama The Trickster goes to camera in North Bay

Kew Media Distribution will handle international sales on the six-part project, which was adapted for the screen by co-showrunners Michelle Latimer (pictured) and Tony Elliott.

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Letterkenny heads down under

The licensing deal with Australia’s SBS Viceland and SBS On Demand represents the comedy series’ first deal outside of North America.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, September 2 to 8, 2019

The Amazing Race Canada takes the top spot, with America’s Got Talent at #3 and MasterChef at #4.

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Jennifer Harkness joins Blue Ant Studios

The veteran factual executive has been appointed to the newly created position of SVP, unscripted content.

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Allarco brings anti-piracy lawsuit against four Canadian retailers

The Super Channel parent co alleges that Best Buy, Staples, Canada Computers and London Drugs are engaging in sales practices that encourage content piracy.

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Deals: Markham Street Films, Intuitive Pictures, Guru Studio

Markham Street Films and Intuitive Pictures strike option deals, while Guru Studio inks new broadcast deals for True and the Rainbow Kingdom.

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Wow Unlimited stalls launch of linear channel

The company is “exploring strategic partnerships” as the launch of the former Bell Media-owned channel sees an indefinite delay.

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eOne buys U.S. unscripted prodco Blackfin

With the acquisition, Geno McDermott, founder and CEO of New York-based Blackfin, will serve as eOne’s president of U.S. alternative programming – unscripted television.

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More investment needed to stimulate Canada’s formats biz

Factual execs gathered at Content Canada to discuss the health of the domestic formats business and explore ways to nurture more export-ready hit formats.

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In brief: Red Button spins off more stories

Plus: levelFILM lands a first-look deal to develop and produce true crime/horror content, while Thunderbird and Floyd Kane were recognized for their on screen inclusion work.