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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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2016 AToMiC Awards shortlist revealed

Take a look at the campaigns that stand out in advertising, media creativity, tech and content.

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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?

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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.

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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.)