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CMF awards $8.1M through Francophone Minority Program

This round of funding is awarded to 23 television and digital media projects from across the country.

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Pay more attention to IoT, E&Y warns media cos

Media companies need to step up their game and tap into the world of connected devices (and personalized advertising), according to the report.

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Blue Ant puts its Brojects to work in VR

The media co is dipping its toe into the virtual space with a set of new videos.

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Toca TV makes its debut

Toca Boca’s subscription-based video platform makes its soft launch in Canada before moving into other English-speaking markets this fall.

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Stingray snaps up Bell Media’s ad-free music channels

The Montreal-based company has acquired four digital specialty channels as it builds out its TV portfolio.

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Hot bot: Why Massively is going big on automated tech

The Canadian tech co has launched a new platform that allows companies to develop their own bots and bot-campaigns, capitalizing on a new trend in entertainment and brand marketing.

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GAPC launches mathXplosion

The educational show (pictured) for young math learners is the first web series to launch on TVOKids.

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IPF distributes nearly $2 million across 16 projects

The funding went to scripted drama series for digital platforms, including Yellow Bear Studios’ Riding Hood and iThentic’s Save Me.

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Meridian Artists hires two to lead new talent division

Tovah Small and Derek Carkner (pictured) will be based at the literary agency’s Toronto office.

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Canadian Cinema Editors fete the best of the year

The annual awards gala saw editors on projects including Guantanamo’s Child, River (pictured), Texas Rising and Hannibal recognized for their careful eye.