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The Launch gets mid-season premiere on CTV

The first episode of the music competition series will air in simulcast on CTV, CTV Two and Much on Jan. 10.

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Judy Gladstone departs DOC

Gladstone served as executive director of the documentary industry organization since May 2017.

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Gusto preps holiday schedule

The food channel’s Christmas lineup includes specials from MasterChef Canada judge Michael Bonacini and British chef Jamie Oliver.

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Reel One, The Cartel ink 40-picture deal

The Montreal producer/distributor and L.A.-based production management company will co-develop new movies for TV and theatrical release.

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Canadian industry commits to ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to harassment

Sixteen unions, guilds and groups held an “unprecedented” meeting Thursday night to address bullying and abuse in the entertainment industry.

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Allarco creditor protection extended

The parent company of Super Channel has received an extension on its stay of proceedings until Feb. 28.

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Shannon Valliant joins Boat Rocker as CFO

Valliant, who previously served in a number of executive roles at Rogers Communications, will report to CEO John Young in the newly created position.

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Deals: CraveTV, Incendo, DHX

CraveTV has acquired the exclusive Canadian rights to the Jason Alexander-starring comedy Hit the Road, plus more deals.

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Spin Master’s new dino-might

Inside Spin Master Entertainment’s action show based on a dinosaur-themed comic book series from the creator of The Walking Dead.

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Cameras rolling on Anne season two

The CBC and Netflix series, produced by Northwood Entertainment, will film across Ontario and Prince Edward Island until March 2018.

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In Brief: A Piece of Paradise wins at Reel Asian

Plus: UBCP/ACTRA names its annual award winners and Bron’s Beatriz at Dinner nabs a couple Indie Spirit noms.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Nov. 14 to 20, 2017

Alias Grace is at #8, with Stranger Things at #1 and Star Trek: Discovery at #2.

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Remembering Telefilm’s Sheila de La Varende

The director of international promotion, who died this week, spent nearly 30 years championing the Canadian industry.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 6 to 12, 2017

Murdoch Mysteries is at #23, with The Big Bang Theory at #1 and Young Sheldon at #2.

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Trace acquires The Fashion Hero

Quebec prodco Beauty World Search has licensed the global streaming rights for its reality series to New York-based media network Trace.