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Broadcasting revenues fell 3.3% in 2017: CRTC

Overall BDU revenues fell to $8.53 billion in 2017, marking the third consecutive year of losses, according to the report.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 29 to July 5, 2018

Franchises rule the charts, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at #1, The Incredibles 2 in a close second, and Sicario: Day of the Soldado at #3.

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Season two of Burden of Truth underway

The Kristin Kreuk-starrer has cameras rolling in Winnipeg ahead of its U.S. debut on the CW later this month, with some new faces behind the camera and in the writers’ room.

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Regulator approves WOW takeover of Comedy Gold

The Commission also approved a tangible benefits package worth 10% of the transaction, as well as a requested adjustment to the channel’s existing CPE.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 29 to July 5, 2018

Denys Arcand’s latest tops the chart, with The Accountant of Auschwitz at #2 and La Chute de Sparte at #3.

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CMF invests $7.5M across 13 projects

Dramas Mont-Rouge and Eaux Turbulentes received the lion’s share of the funding through the Francophone Minority Program.

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Syfy U.K. picks up more Killjoys

The fourth season of the Temple Street-produced series will debut next month.

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Roundtable: Cross-territory common ground

In the first of an occasional series, producer-association heads from the U.K., Canada and Australia pinpointed points of divergence and opportunity in the disrupted TV landscape.

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True Calling Media launches $150K grants program

In its first funding round, the Vancouver company, which specializes in short docs, has awarded 30 filmmakers from across Canada $2,500 each.

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SK Films CEO Jonathan Barker dies

Barker, who launched SK Films in partnership with IMAX co-founder Robert Kerr, was a veteran producer and distributor in the giant-screen cinema space.

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CRTC renews licences for DHX-owned channels

The commission set PNI spending at 13% of the previous year’s revenues, mandating that half of that be independently produced.

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U.K.’s Universal TV picks up Burden of Truth

The legal drama, produced by ICF Films, eOne and Eagle Vision, debuts on the U.K. channel next month.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand June 26 to July 2, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale tops the list, followed by Queer Eye at #2 and Marvel’s Luke Cage at #3.

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Telefilm distributes $3M across four Indigenous features

Michelle Latimer’s Forgotten and Loretta Todd’s Monkey Beach are among the selected projects.

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Strategic Partners rebrands, adds new program manager

The renamed copro market in Halifax, FIN Partners, is led by program manager Morgan Salter.