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DCTV, Red Arrow pact on Blood Horn

MJ Bassett has signed on to direct and executive produce the eight-part poaching drama.

L to R: Deb Day from Innovate By Day, Jesse Wente from the Indigenous Screen Office and Tracey Deer from Mohawk Princess Pictures at Prime Time in Ottawa, ON.

Photo Gallery: Prime Time 2018

From panels to parties, check out a selection of photos from the annual conference in Ottawa.

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Netflix partners on trio of animated preschool series

9 Story-owned Out of the Blue will produce Charlie’s Colorforms City alongside DHX Media.

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DOC taps Mathieu Dagonas as executive director

The former political campaign manager will focus on government relations and philanthropy in his new role with the documentary filmmakers’ organization.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2018

While the Super Bowl took the top spot, Murdoch Mysteries came in at #12 and CTV’s Cardinal landed at #28.

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Britbox comes to Canada

The SVOD from BBC Worldwide and ITV has launched with more than 2,500 hours of British TV programming.

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CRTC dismisses Ebox’s complaint against Bell Media

The independent internet service provider, which is preparing to launch a BDU in Quebec, alleged Bell Media refused to provide its programming services.

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DHX revenues hit $121.9M in Q2

The company’s multi-platform network Wildbrain posted strong growth in the quarter, while its linear TV business posted year-over-year declines of 8%.

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KGP Films jumps into NarcoLeap

The eight-part digital series was developed through Women in the Director’s Chair’s Story and Leadership program.

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Hot Sheet: Top 3 Canadian films Feb. 2 to 8, 2018

Hochelaga: Terre Des Ames is at #1, while Le trip a trois is hot on its heels at #2.

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Judge denies Quebecor’s JFL sale injunction

The Quebec Superior Court ruled that the company’s previous contracts with Just For Laughs don’t prevent Rozon from selling his shares.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Feb. 2 to Feb. 8, 2018

Jumanji takes the top spot, followed by Maze Runner: the Death Cure at #2 and Winchester at #3.

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In brief: The CFC celebrates Christina Jennings

Plus: Gusto Worldwide Media nabs eight Taste Award nominations and AMI-tv sets premiere date for Anaid Productions’ doc series.

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CMF invests $3.5M across 16 web series

LoCo Motion Pictures’ How to Buy a Baby and LaRue Entertainment’s True Dating Stories were among the digital projects to receive funding in the latest round.