The Halifax-based producer picks up Family Channel and three Disney-branded channels that had been on the auction block following BCE’s $3.38 billion purchase of Astral Media.
Sportsnet has sent rival TSN to the sidelines as it gets all national rights to TV hockey, and offsets steep cost with sub-licensing deals with the CBC and TVA in Quebec.
The genre-focused production shingle will develop original TV series and theatrical movies for the Canadian and international market.
Research released by the Canadian Interactive Alliance shows revenues in the industry rising but the number of full-time jobs isn’t keeping pace.
An expanded licensing agreement between the subscription service and CBC now includes the period drama, as well as new seasons of Republic of Doyle and Dragons’ Den.
America’s National Board of Review (NBR) has named Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell (pictured) as the best documentary of 2013.
Phase 4 will release new releases, packaged media and select digital content into the Canadian market.
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