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Former media exec and CRTC chair Andre Bureau dies

“Mr. Bureau played a pivotal role in providing Canadians more choice on television,” said CRTC chairperson and CEO Ian Scott on Bureau’s passing.

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Guru, VIFF among Creative Export Canada fund recipients

Twenty companies from across Canada’s cultural industries will share nearly $7.8 million in funding.

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Jean La Rose to depart as APTN CEO in December

La Rose, who has served as CEO of the network for 17 years, will exit the role at the end of the year.

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Blue Ant, Zeppelin Films ink distribution deal

Blue Ant International has signed a first-look deal with the U.K. indie production company for all scripted and unscripted programs.

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CBC brings back Battle of the Blades

After six years, the hit Insight-produced format will return with eight new episodes this fall.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films April 5 to 11, 2019

Writer/director Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project takes the top spot, followed by Through Black Spruce at #2 and Giant Little Ones at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films April 5 to 11, 2019

Toronto-shot Shazam! comes in at #1, followed by Dumbo at #2 and Pet Sematary at #3.

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Quebecor restores TVA Sports following Superior Court injunction

The signal for TVA Sports was reconnected for Bell customers on Friday at 6 p.m.

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Illumination exec takes over at DHX animation studio

Amir Nasrabadi will oversee animation production, including the making of DHX’s Peanuts content for Apple as the new EVP and GM of its Vancouver animation studio.

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TVO, TFO greenlight Breakthough copro Book Hungry Bears

The animated preschool series is created by New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures and coproduced by Breakthough Entertainment and China’s Hengxin Shambala Kids.

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Incendo’s The Lead gets underway in Montreal

This is the prodco’s first project to go to camera since it was acquired by TVA Group.

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Disney streamer to hit U.S. market in November 2019

The House of Mouse will launch the SVOD service with more than 35 original titles to start, but details on the Canadian launch date have not been revealed.

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Ontario government to review tax credit application process

The province also announced plans for a film and television advisory board to further explore opportunities for “high-value film and television production.”

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Deals: Unobstructed View, East Liberty, Armoza

Dance Revolution sells abroad, Off the Fence picks up Alison Reid’s The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, and more.

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CRTC sets hearing date for Quebecor, Bell dispute

TVA Group will be required to “show cause” as to why the CRTC should not suspend its broadcasting licence at next week’s hearing.