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Playback’s most-read stories of 2014

From development slates to cancellations to the Banff World Media festival, Playback takes a look back at our most-read stories from the past year. (Arctic Air pictured.)

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Industry pact brings first-run films to First Nation reserves

Bandwidth Digital Releasing, with Adam Beach (pictured), has launched a new film exhibition series that uses profits from premium screenings to subsidize aboriginal filmmaking.

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CBC cancels Cracked, Arctic Air

As the CBC faces the pending loss of NHL game revenues, it is seeking a new “balance of programming” Sally Catto, CBC’s head of scripted, tells Playback.

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CBC producer dies in car crash

Deborah Sharp Furlong, associate producer on Arctic Air (pictured), was killed in a head-on car collision while on holiday in Ireland with husband John Furlong, organizer of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

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Kirstine Stewart on how CBC’s premiere week fared

The EVP of English services tells Playback the pubcaster is happy with the seasonal start of programming, which included a soft series debuts of Cracked but a record start for former City property Murdoch Mysteries (pictured).

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CBC shows off social TV apps for winter 2013 schedule

The pubcaster co-produced online and social media apps for a host of series, including Cracked, Mr. D (pictured) and Murdoch Mysteries.

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Cracked, Arctic Air topline CBC’s primetime winter sked

Returning hits Arctic Air (pictured), Doyle and Mr. D pave the way for new series Cracked and a new home for Murdoch.

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CBC TV schedule takes $21.2 million hit

“There will be fewer series, specials, and more repeats,” the pubcaster said in a statement Friday, signed by English services execs Christine Wilson, Julie Bristow and Trevor Walton.

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AToMiC: CBC takes off with a new narrative

In its first-ever multi-episodic interactive story game, the broadcaster launches an interactive game for its show, Arctic Air.

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Republic of Doyle nabs its biggest season premiere yet

CBC continues a strong week of million-plus audience premieres, with the Allan Hawco-starrer grabbing 1.36 million viewers.

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CBC’s mid-season TV campaign targets ‘every Canadian with a pulse’

The pubcaster is betting big on its winter schedule, promoting Mr. D, Redemption Inc. and Arctic Air with mass-reach media and experiential stunts.

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Steering Arctic Air onto the CBC: Ian Weir

Series creator Weir talks to Playback Daily about the series’ unexpected pre-pilot full-season order, landing “dream” lead Adam Beach, and the lure of the north.