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Fandango to acquire MovieTickets.com

The proposed purchase will see L.A.-based Fandango establishing a ticketing presence in Canada and the U.K. for the first time.

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Numeris to test cross-platform measurement

The TV measurement authority has teamed with Kantar Media and comScore.

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TVA CEO retires, company shuffles management

Julie Tremblay will step down immediately, with France Lauziere taking the top spot at the Quebec media company.

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Deals: Corus, Attraction, Blue Ant, ole

Corus inks a slew of international sales including deals for Backyard Builds and Home to Win, Blue Ant will rep Architect Films’ catalogue, plus more.

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Sim Group rebrands under four new divisions

CEO James Haggarty on why doing away with the individual company names will help build brand power and how that fits Sim’s acquisition strategy.

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Amazing Race Canada opens casting for season six

The sixth season of the show is being produced with a spin, seeking out courageous Canadians to participate.

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DHX secures large-volume Amazon deal

Bob the Builder and In the Night Garden are among 13 shows heading to Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 territories.

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Blue Ant unveils new animation arm

Creative director Joshua Bowen has been tapped to lead the media company’s Toronto-based animation division, Look Mom! Productions.

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Ransom heads to 100-plus territories

NBC Universal, Sony and Foxtel, among others, have picked up the Canada-Hungary coproduction from eOne.

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In Brief: Tangent, LaRue, Reel One

Tangent Animation inks a three-film deal with The Nut Job creator Peter Lepeniotis, LaRue sets the Canadian release date for Filth City, plus more.

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Felicia Litovitz joins FremantleMedia Int’l Canada

The former acquisitions manager at Corus Entertainment joins the company’s Toronto office as director of sales and distribution.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Oct. 3 to 9, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery continues to top the digital chart, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #2 and Stranger Things at #3.

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Ken Faier exits DHX to set up own shop

With the purchase of DHX’s interactive division, the media conglomerate’s former SVP has set up Epic Story Media to develop IPs from the ground up.

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Latest CMF convergent stream invests $10.5M across 43 projects

Digital media components for Baroness Von Sketch Show and The Beaverton were among projects to receive financing.

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Walmart, Interac go on-script with Shaftesbury

The Toronto producer has inked a deal with the companies on a digital series that seeks to push the boundaries of branded entertainment.