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Canadian entertainment and media revenue to slow through 2021

According to the latest report from PwC Canada, SVODs and internet advertising will lead growth in the market.

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Vice Media nabs $450M investment

The global media brand will invest in more scripted content and announced plans to launch an OTT platform.

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WildBrain to create Tulipop YouTube series

DHX’s multiplatform kids network is turning Icelandic lifestyle brand Tulipop into an animated web series.

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Epic Studios drops on YouTube

The iThentic, Farmhouse Productions and duopoly-made series is tapping YouTube star EpicLLOYD’s 500,000 followers to find an audience.

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How to Buy a Baby filming in T.O.

The IPF-backed web series about infertility is written by Wendy Litner and produced by Lauren Corber’s LoCo Motion Pictures.

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CBC partners with int’l broadcasters to launch Panora.tv

Set to launch this fall, the business-facing platform is meant to tap into the 12,000 content buyers unable to attend major industry events.

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CRTC to review CBC, digital media

The commission will look to renew and monitor the pubcaster’s licence, as well as research the financial state of digital media as part of its three-year plan.

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CMF distributes $2M across 10 digital projects

N5 Pictures’ Petrol and LaRue Entertainment’s The Amazing Gayl Pile nabbed the maximum investment through the new fund for returning web series.

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Wattpad Studios looks to up content-creation focus with key hires

Former CBC program head Abby Ho joins the Toronto company as it looks to push more projects into production.

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Seven24, Joe Media top Rosies nominations

Check out the finalists for the 43rd edition of the Alberta awards, including best drama noms for Heartland, Hell On Wheels and Wynonna Earp.

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Assembling Riftworld Chronicles piece by piece

With a second season in the pipeline, a TV version in development with CBC and a mobile app on the way, First Love Films is building multiple worlds around its web series.

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How Secret Location made Halcyon a reality

A deal with Syfy took the hybrid digital/VR series to 80 territories globally, garnering acclaim for its novel format. Now, it’s been optioned for an hour-long TV version.