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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 1 to 7, 2017

MasterChef Canada is at #17, with Big Brother Canada at #26.


eOne, Brad Weston launch new studio

California-based Makeready will develop features and TV projects for premium cable and OTT platforms.

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Unions, guilds react to CRTC licensing decision

The CMPA, DGC and other associations have come out in opposition to the decision to set PNI at 5% of revenues.

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Nickelodeon picks up DHX’s Massive Monster Mayhem

The sci-fi kids competition show will air on Family Channel in Canada.

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Blue Ant-owned U.K. studio expands operations

London-based Antenna Pictures tapped Oliver Good to head up development, while also unveiling its first original commission.

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Kew Media eyes ‘steady pipeline’ of acquisition opps

According to its Q1 results, the company has $32 million in cash, $18.5 million in available borrowings and $90.9 million in shareholders’ equity.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 5 to 11, 2017

Maudie crosses the $1.5 million mark and once again tops the domestic box office, followed by C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier at #2 and Ballerina at #3

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PJ Masks gears up for live tour

eOne has also tapped Nelvana Enterprises as the exclusive licensing and branding agent in Canada for its preschool series.

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CMF launches new digi media incentive

The codevelopment agreement with Colombia is open to producers creating fiction, doc or animated projects.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 5 to 11, 2017

Maudie lands at #6, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at #1 and Fate of the Furious at #2.

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Family Channel sets Next Step return

The fifth season of the tween dance series debuts later this month on the DHX-owned channel.

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David Sparrow elected ACTRA National president

He takes the reins from outgoing president Ferne Downey, who served four terms at the helm of the organization.


Bell targets cord-cutters with app launch

Fibe Alt TV is available to Bell Fibe internet customers and offers up to 500 live television channels on a variety of screens.

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Rodeo FX acquires Alchemy 24

Both the Montreal-based visual effects houses will continue to operate independently of one another.


USA Network greenlights Damnation

Coproduced by Calgary’s Seven24 Films, the series is set to shoot in Alberta later this year.