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Wattpad launches studio to connect writers, producers

The Toronto-based online storytelling network with 40 million registered users is adopting an MCN-style approach to help creators monetize their IP.

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NFB, Secret Location win 2016 Webby Awards

The National Film Board of Canada won six awards, while Toronto’s Secret Location picked up two. (NFB’s Way to Go pictured.)

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YouTube opens Toronto studio

Mark Swierszcz has moved from Bell Media to Google Canada to lead the space, which was built in partnership with Toronto’s George Brown College.

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Two scripted projects nab CBC development deals

Series from Anar Ali (pictured) and Renuka Jeyapalan both secured deals through the 2016 Development Workshop for Diverse Creators.

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DHX Media’s multi-platform WildBrain goes wide

The online network and content company builds out a new revenue stream for DHX, as it seeks to further monetize the fast-growing online kids entertainment space.

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Nickelodeon series head to Netflix Canada

The deal inked between Corus Entertainment and the SVOD giant includes the exclusive Canadian rights to Nick series The Legend of Korra.

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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.)

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Deals: Lionsgate, Proper Rights, eOne, Tricon

Lionsgate partners with Kevin Hart (pictured) on a new OTT service, plus more deals of the week.