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Wow Unlimited stalls launch of linear channel

The company is “exploring strategic partnerships” as the launch of the former Bell Media-owned channel sees an indefinite delay.

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CTV gears up for another ‘Amazing Race’

The Amazing Race Canada lands a season eight renewal following a seventh season that saw a major ratings boost in key demos.

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Justin Stockman to lead brand partnerships at Bell Media

The former VP of premium SVOD and OTT takes the role VP of brand partnerships and client strategy following the departure of Alyson Walker.

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Canada’s streaming champion: Crave @ 5

After a tentative start in a difficult market, Crave has blazed new trails in Canadian streaming. Playback magazine went behind the scenes to find the secret of its success.

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TIFF ’19: Behind Once Were Brothers’ historic debut

The team behind the doc talk about the growing appetite for blue-chip music content, gambling on unheralded filmmakers and opening the show at TIFF tomorrow night.

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Nathalie Cook returns to TSN as VP

Cook, who rejoins the Bell Media fold after spending three years as president at Cimoroni & Company, will oversee production and digital strategy at the sports network.

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HGF, Creative BC back four short films

The funds are distributed through the BC Shorts Program, which provides $20,000 in production financing to local filmmakers.

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Deals: Bell Media, Raven Banner, MK2 l Mile End

Homeland finds a new home with Bell Media, Raven Banner activates Kill Mode for TIFF and MK2 l Mile End picks up a U.K. drama for a fall release.

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Deals: Forte, Super Channel, Cineflix Rights

Steve Harvey’s East 112 options Forte’s Snapshots, while Cineflix Rights sells a raft of crime and investigation titles to international broadcasters.

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New Metric Media to develop comedy for Bell Media

Children Ruin Everything is created by Kurt Smeaton, with Arrested Development writer Chuck Tatham (pictured) attached as executive producer.

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Bell Media acquires Quebec’s V network

The deal marks the media co’s first foray into French-language, conventional TV, and includes ownership of ad-supported VOD Noovo.ca.

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Crave boards Dark Side of the Ring

The Viceland docuseries was renewed for a second season as a Crave Original in Canada.