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Ikea brings the kitchen sink to HGTV show

The furniture brand is sponsoring RTR Media’s Open House Overhaul, set to bow on Shaw Media’s HGTV Canada specialty on March 30 .


Inside the CSA’s best web series category

As best web series made its broadcast-gala debut at the Canadian Screen Awards, Playback magazine breaks down the business behind them. (Space Riders: Division Earth pictured.)

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Isuma Distribution launches online film festival

The festival’s indigenous-focused programming will be offered via IsumaTV (pictured), a digital multimedia platform for indigenous filmmakers and media organizations.


The long and the short of Bell Local’s ‘Pique’ commission

Bell Local producer Ian Daffern discusses the local programming service’s collaboration with director/curator Imad Elsheikh to transform his video clips into useable VOD content.


YouTube stars on reversing the broadcast model

The hosts of YouTube channels LaurDIY, The Domestic Geek (pictured) and Entertaining with Beth discuss how YouTube flips traditional content models by putting fan feedback first.

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Vice Media names Alex Miller as global content head

Miller, previously Vice U.K.’s editor in chief, has overseen content across Vice.com and the brand’s network of digital channels and has hosted assorted Vice news docs.


YouTube channel LaurDIY joins Kin Community

The fashion vlog, starring Toronto-based YouTube creator Lauren Riihimaki, is now the MCN’s largest Canadian-based channel.


Canadian web series nominated for Indie Series Awards

The Amazing Gayl Pile, Out With Dad (pictured) and Whatever, Linda are among the Canadian productions up for prizes from the U.S. awards fest.

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AOL Canada announces production studio

Canadian interest in AOL Originals and increased brand spending prompted the launch, says Joe Strolz, GM at AOL Canada.


Shomi inks deal with Sony Pictures TV for Amazon Originals

The deal includes exclusive SVOD rights to series such as Transparent (pictured).