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Cirque du Soleil explores VR with Felix & Paul

The Montreal-based studio has partnered with the famed circus co. once again on a 12-minute virtual experience.

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Mid-season TV checkup

Execs from Canada’s major networks give the inside scoop on their mid-season strategy, from old faves to potential new hits.

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Cameras roll on Deep Six

The nine-part sci-fi web series is created by Mika Collins and Davin Lengyel.

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Deals: Showcase, eOne, Playster, Indiecan

Playster links up with Hasbro, Secret Location’s Halcyon lands Canadian distribution, plus more deals.

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BBTV expands into new markets

The Vancouver-based multi-channel network led by Shahrzad Rafati launched today in eight countries across Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

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Discovery greenlights Highway Thru Hell for season six

Filming is underway on 13 new episodes of the B.C.-set reality series.

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Turner Kids YouTube channels get leg up from WildBrain

A number of Turner International’s local-language YouTube channels will benefit under new management from DHX-owned online kids network WildBrain.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 19 to 25, 2016

Ireland/Canada copro Vikings is at #9, with Kim’s Convenience at #18.

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Budget-friendly eats and plant-based food fill Gusto’s winter schedule

As the clock ticks on the Bell specialty channel’s “freeview” period, it’s launching new original programming to capitalize on the country’s biggest foodie trends.

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Highest-grossing films of 2016

A roundup of the Canadian and international films that topped the domestic box office in 2016.

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Theresa Tova named ACTRA Toronto president

The actor, writer and singer replaces David Sparrow, who led the union since January 2013.

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TVO unveils Canada 150 programming

Several docs will have their world premieres on the pubcaster, including a new documentary from Alan Zweig.

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Column: The year in M&A

Achieving scope and scale to compete on an international stage drove last year’s busy merger-and-acquisitions cycle. John Vandervelde talks about what it means for 2017.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Dec. 12 to 18, 2016

Suicide Squad tops the chart, with Secret Life of Pets at #2 and Jason Bourne at #3.

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Remembering TIFF co-founder Bill Marshall

The Canadian film and television industry leader died on Jan. 1 at age 77.