Production on Epic Studios underway in Toronto
The new web series for Maker Studios is being produced by iThentic, Farmhouse Productions and duopoly. (EpicLLOYD pictured.)
Hulu snaps up Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave
Hulu has secured the exclusive SVOD rights to season one of Sprout/CBeebies-commissioned preschool series.
Asper’s FNTSY Sports Network expands to Japan
The fantasy sports channel led by former Canwest head Leonard Asper (pictured) has partnered with FanXT.
CBC greenlights new web series Coming In
The series is produced by Toronto’s First Generation Films. (Series creators Graydon Sheppard and Kyle Humphrey pictured.)
In Brief: WIFTV honours Joli-Coeur, Comedy Net greenlights more JFL
NFB chair Claude Joli-Coeur (pictured) to receive an award from WIFTV, Toast Studio partners with Bell Media, plus more news of the week.
Jake Labow joins David U.K.’s Cue Digital Media
The former production exec (pictured) joins the multifaceted media and sales company.
Dettman, Kleinfeld on opening CBC Short Docs for business
The unscripted-programming execs discuss the strategy and goals behind the new digital platform. (Sandra Kleinfeld pictured.)
CBC launches short docs platform
The new site will focus on shareable content that is less than 30 minutes.
Secret Location wins Peabody-Facebook prize
Ebola Outbreak: A 360 Virtual Journey was among five projects to win the Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award.
Motive, The Romeo Section lead Leo nominations
CTV’s Motive (pictured) heads the field for the B.C.-based awards with 17 nominations, followed by The Romeo Section.
Rob McLaughlin returns to the NFB
McLaughlin (pictured) will replace Loc Dao as head of the NFB’s Vancouver digital studio.
eOne, Secret Location launch Floodlight
The web-based music platform will feature 360-video content from artists on eOne’s label, such as Pop Evil (pictured).