Blue Ant’s Makeful knits up a new experiment
The specialty lifestyle channel will air three hours of footage from a yarn shop, followed by an original documentary on the craft.
MIPTV: Why BroadbandTV was key to RTL’s future
RTL Group co-CEO Guillaume de Posch (pictured) unpacks why the Canadian MCN was the right choice to anchor the company’s digital future.
MIPTV: 108 Media eyes the China prize
The Toronto-based indie distributor of niche content (including documentary T-Rex, pictured) launched a China office and a new content app for the local market.
CBC orders 10 episodes of My 90-Year-Old Roommate for Punchline
The digital web series (pictured) produced by Slow Clap and LoCo Motion Pictures wrapped production last week.
DEEP offers VR distribution solution for broadcasters
The CMF-backed software program Liquid Cinema is being showcased at MIPTV. (DEEP owner Thomas Wallner pictured.)
Deals: Lionsgate, Proper Rights, eOne, Tricon
Lionsgate partners with Kevin Hart (pictured) on a new OTT service, plus more deals of the week.
Bell Fund distributes $5.4M across 30 projects
Among the series and digital media companions receiving funding were W Network’s The Bachelorette Canada and the second season of City’s Between (pictured).
2016 AToMiC Awards shortlist revealed
Take a look at the campaigns that stand out in advertising, media creativity, tech and content.
Riftworld, Sudden Master win at Vancouver Web Fest
Sudden Master (pictured), the digital series attached to OMNI’s Blood and Water, won the best action/adventure prize.
The innovators: Canadian media cos in emerging sectors
From Playback magazine: We sought out four digital media companies making an impact in emerging sectors – are they onto something you should be too?
Does Quebec need VR-specific tax credits?
A study from Quebec Film and Television Council asserts that the province’s current incentives are not sufficiently aligned with the virtual and augmented reality sectors.
In brief: eOne inks first-look deal; Cottage Life’s spring lineup
eOne inks a new first-look deal with an Australian prodco, Cottage Life originals return and more news from the week. (Colin & Justin’s Cabin Pressure pictured.)