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JFL names pitch competition winners

LoCo Motion-produced romantic comedy Hit On Me was among four projects to win at the Just For Laughs ComedyPRO pitching contest.

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YouTube launches Cancon channel

Spotlight Canada will highlight top English and French Canadian YouTube creators and the most-watched videos in the country.

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Global unveils fall premieres

Corus Entertainment fills out its schedule with new ventures from Will, Grace and other stars.

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WGN America acquires Bellevue

The eight-part CBC drama will premiere on the U.S. cable channel in 2018.

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PBS Kids picks up Luna Around the World

The U.S. pubcaster has commissioned 9 Story Media Group’s latest toon for 2018.

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Discovery to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive for $14.6B

Combined brands in the deal include Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, HGTV, Food Network and others.

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TIFF ’17: Borg/McEnroe to open the festival

The Sweden/Denmark/Finland copro about one of the most intense rivalries in the history of tennis is the opening night gala film.

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Indiecan nabs North American rights to The Wasting

The psychological thriller from writer/director Carolyn Saunders is set for release in 2018.

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Lifetime renews Mary Kills People

The eOne and Cameron Pictures series will return to the A+E Networks channel for a second season in early 2018.

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Conventional CPE, revenues down in 2016: CRTC report

Meanwhile, CBC saw revenues and Canadian programming expenditures increase, according to the latest financial summaries.

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OUTtv takes Dragula to television

The LGBTQ channel has commissioned a second season of the show, after season one drew almost 850,000 views on YouTube.

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Cameras roll on Ricardo Trogi’s 1991

The final chapter in his autobiographical trilogy, produced by Go Films’ Nicole Robert, is currently filming in Montreal.

The Wiggles

Deals: Corus, Raven Banner, Portfolio

Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse inks a wide-ranging deal with Australian Broadcasting Corporation for its preschool property The Wiggles, plus more.

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Discovery unveils 2017/2018 sked

The Bell Media-owned specialty has set the premiere dates for new Canadian original Last Stop Garage and scripted series Frontier.

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CMF invests $4.3M in 19 digi media projects

Cream Productions and TFO are among the companies that nabbed development coin, while six projects will receive marketing support.