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The Next Step’s burgeoning life outside broadcast

With a rapidly expanding international tour, merch and music, Boat Rocker Media and DHX are building up a global dance brand.

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City sets premiere date for Between season two

The series from Don Carmody Television and Mulmur Feed Company returns with a new after-show, airing live online following the broadcast.

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The Calgary Film Centre officially opens its doors

The long-awaited production facility was financed via the City, Alberta government and William F. White International.

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Production underway on The Breadwinner

The Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg coproduction is scheduled to be finished by summer 2017.

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Ringing up…Playback’s Summer 2016 issue

Playback kicks off summer (well, almost summer) with an overview of its latest issue.

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2016 Indie List: The year in review

Companies with a global, diversified approach continue to have an edge, but smaller indies are seeing success with projects attracting big stars and world-wide attention.

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CBC reveals summer premiere schedule

Baroness von Sketch Show and Four in the Morning will bookend summer, while a raft of 2015/2016 series get repeat runs to build up for fall.

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Upfronts ’16: Live TV lives on in Quebec

Quebecor’s upfront in Toronto showcased TVA’s live viewership stats and the ongoing success of La Voix, now expanded to a kids version.

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In Brief: WIFTV honours Joli-Coeur, Comedy Net greenlights more JFL

NFB chair Claude Joli-Coeur (pictured) to receive an award from WIFTV, Toast Studio partners with Bell Media, plus more news of the week.

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The Magic Hockey Skates gets U.S broadcast deal

eOne has added a U.S. net to the slate of territories in which the Amberwood Entertainment series is aired.

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Big Brother Canada rises in season four

The reality show on Global has seen a 7% increase in 2+ ratings over its third season, with the addition of international houseguests and a solid social presence.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs May 2 to 8, 2016

MasterChef Canada is at #16 for the week of May 2 to 8, with Big Brother Canada at #27.

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Video streaming up on tablets and smartphones: MTM

Streaming on both platforms has seen double-digit increases in the latest cellphone and tablet usage reports.

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DHX and Iconix cook up new Strawberry Shortcake series

DHX will also globally distribute the existing Strawberry Shortcake back catalogue.

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9 Story’s Top Wing picked up by Nickelodeon

Top Wing follows a team of young birds who come together to help their community and earn their wings as rescue birds.