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Breakthrough goes ‘Wild’ with Bonterra

Production is underway on Breaking Wild, a new 10-episode docuseries set to premiere on Corus Entertainment’s History channel next year.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for April 2 to 8, 2019

The Twilight Zone (2019) comes in at #1, followed by Toronto-shot series like The Umbrella Academy at #2 and Star Trek: Discovery at #3.

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Cream Productions names Patrick Cameron head of production

The veteran industry exec will oversee the prodco’s slate and specials for Canadian and American networks.

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Quebecor pulls TVA Sports from Bell TV in Quebec

Quebecor went ahead with the threat despite receiving a pair of letters from the CRTC urging both sides to come to a swift resolution.

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In brief: Canadians get Peabody noms, New York tax credit renewed

Plus: Toronto distributor Juice Worldwide expands into post-production services and CBC Gem unveils a new partnership.

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VFX Legion opens doors in B.C.

The L.A. company’s decision to expand to B.C. allows it to tap into tax incentives and skilled labour in the region.

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Bell, Quebecor carriage dispute escalates

Quebecor is reportedly set to pull its TVA Sports channel from Bell TV at 7 p.m. today, coinciding with the first game of the NHL playoffs.

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T+E, Travel Channel greenlight The Witches of Salem

Produced by Blue Ant’s Saloon Media, the four-part docuseries examines the 17th-century witch trials.

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Breakthrough strikes pact with Vast Entertainment

Via the strategic partnership, the L.A.-based prodco will produce and direct between six-to-eight TV MOWs in Canada and the U.S.

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BANFF to host Jed Mercurio’s first North American engagement

The U.K. showrunner behind Bodyguard and Line of Duty will take part in the festival’s ‘In Conversation With’ series.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 25 to 31, 2019

9-1-1 comes in at #1, followed by The Rookie at #2, while Big Brother Canada ties with Magnum P.I. lower down the list.

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CBC doc channel acquires The Operatives, Saving Lives at Sea

The deal for the pay TV and VOD rights was inked with Banijay Rights.

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Hall Webber LLP hires policy specialist Deborah Smith-Webber

The former cultural policy-maker with the Ontario government will oversee policy and regulatory strategies for the entertainment law firm.

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APTN renews Quest Out West: Wild Food

The B.C.-shot cooking series, hosted by Tracey Kim Bonneau, will return for another 13 episodes.