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AToMiC Awards shortlist revealed

The AToMiC Awards, from strategy, Media in Canada and Playback, recognize future-forward use of media across advertising, technology and content.

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CMF, NZ On Air unveil projects backed by new fund

The Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund program was announced late last year, with both the CMF and NZ On Air contributing financing to selected projects.

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Shaftesbury, Banff launch branded entertainment contest

The pitch competition will focus on female-targeted scripted digital series. (MsLabelled pictured.)

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Fashionation.tv inks U.S. distribution deal

Canadian webcaster Fashionation.tv has inked a U.S. distribution deal with online video startup Pluto.TV.

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IPF shortlist: 27 web series projects make the cut

Sixteen English- and 11 French-language projects are in the running for financing from the Independent Production Fund. (Shortlisted project Mutha pictured.)

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Bell Media’s Much joins MCN fray

Bell Media has announced Much Digital Studios, a multi-channel network for online content creators.

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BCON wrap: seven lessons on branded content

From Playback sister pub strategy, seven takeaways for brands looking to build branded content programs (and the producers who can help them) from Wednesday’s BCON Expo.

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CBC’s Richard Kanee on building a digi-first strategy

The CBC’s new head of digital for English Services sits down with Playback Daily to discuss how new viewer habits and content curation strategies are shaping its digital-first approach.

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Smokebomb fashions new branded content series

MsLabelled, a multi-partner endeavour with Schick, will appear first on online with TV further down the catwalk.

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Gusto TV opens int’l distribution arm

The food and lifestyle channel founded by Chris Knight will bring two series to April’s MIPTV. (The hosts of One World Kitchen pictured.)