Killjoys

Killjoys renewed for two final seasons on Space, Syfy

Meanwhile Dark Matter was not renewed for a fourth season.

Piers Handling

TIFF’s Piers Handling to step down

The director and CEO will vacate his post following TIFF ’18, with the festival beginning its search for his replacement in the coming months.

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DHX adds Jerry Diaz as VP distribution

The former Nelvana exec will lead the Halifax-based company’s global sales team.

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The CRTC’s TV code comes into effect today

Cable cos must now make things like promotional offers and pricing changes clear to customers.

The Launch

CTV’s The Launch underway in T.O.

Bell Media’s SVP of content and programming Mike Cosentino talks about prepping the format for an international rollout and filling mid-season time slots.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Aug. 22 to 28, 2017

Stranger Things tops the chart for digital originals, with Marvel’s The Defenders at #2 and Ozark at #3.

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Netflix brings Menorca to the U.S.

The streaming giant acquired the Farpoint Films feature through a deal secured by Toronto’s A71 Entertainment.

Luis Lopez

Hamilton heads to Colombia on trade mission

Pipeline Studios will participate in the eight-day trip that aims to bring investment to local industries, including the media sector.

Juliana and the Medicine Fish

ImagineNative reveals full lineup

Zoe Hopkins’ Kayaking for Beginners will bow at the fest, alongside Jeremy Torrie’s Juliana and the Medicine Fish.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug. 14 to 20, 2017

The Amazing Race Canada tops the chart, with Still Standing at #26.

Amazing Gayl Pile

Cameras rolling on more Gayl Pile

On the heels of a deal with Amazon Prime Video, the CSA-winning dark comedy is heading into a fourth season.

Liddiard

Frankie Drake headed to U.K. channel Alibi in 2018

CBC and Shaftesbury also revealed additional cast, including Rebecca Liddiard, and directors for the female-led detective drama.

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Broadcasters go big at Fan Expo Canada

Rogers, Bell and Corus will all present at the Labour Day weekend event, which serves as a kick-off to the fall premiere season.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Aug. 18 to 24, 2017

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is at #1, followed by De Pere en Flic 2 at #2 and Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 at #3.

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CMF-financed content hit five-year viewership low in 2015/16: report

While more CMF-backed English-language content was broadcast on Canadian TV than in previous years, fewer domestic viewers tuned in to watch it on linear channels.