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ProSieben merges Red Arrow, Studio71

The media co’s digital and traditional production businesses are merging under the Red Arrow Studios banner.

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CBC sets premiere dates for winter 2018

Legal drama Burden of Truth and Allan Hawco-starrer Caught are among a trio of dramas joining the pubcaster’s lineup in early 2018.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 20 to 26, 2017

The Indian Detective is at #5, with the CFL Grey Cup game at #1 and The Good Doctor at #2.

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HGTV Canada greenlights new Bryan Baeumler series

The specialty net will bring back the popular home improvement star Baeumler for a new beach-side series.

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Magali Simard to leave TIFF

The senior manager of theatrical programming has been with the Toronto festival since 2006.

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Broadcasters submit amended group licence renewal recommendations

On the English-language side, Bell Media and Corus both said they would be prepared to increase the baseline for PNI spending to 6%, but with a caveat.

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Reelworld’s Gave Lindo moves to CBC

The former executive director of the Reelworld Film Festival joins the programming team under Sally Catto.

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Obomsawin’s 2017: ‘I feel that Canadians are listening now’

Playback‘s Filmmaker of the Year completed her 50th film in as many years and spearheaded the NFB’s plan to bring about representational parity for Indigenous creators.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 24 to 30, 2017

Justice League is at #1, followed by Coco at #2 and Wonder at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 24 to 30, 2017

Junior Majeur is at #1, with copro The Man Who Invented Christmas at #2 and Pieds nus dans l’aube at #3.

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CBC launches ad-free paid TV app

The OTT offering allows for live streaming of the pubcaster’s 14 regional channels, as well as on-demand viewing of its shows and exclusive digital content.

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Tassie Cameron’s prolific strategy

Seven shows in 18 months, international acclaim for her killer ideas and a budding prodco – what can’t Playback‘s Person of the Year do?

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Cogeco fund moves under IPF umbrella in restructure

As a result of declining revenues, all of the Montreal-based BDU’s contributions to independent production funds will be directed to and administered by the IPF.

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Seven Canadian shorts added to Sundance lineup

Charlie Tyrell’s My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes and Michelle Latimer’s Nuuca made the cut, as well as a trio of NFB projects.

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Jenn Kuzmyk named exec director of BANFF

The former director of international distribution at Proper Rights will head up all commercial activities and partnerships related to the festival.