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Ken MacDonald to retire from Discovery

After a 15-year career at the factual net, MacDonald will be stepping down as GM and VP of Discovery Networks later this year.

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Jann croons in Calgary

Filming is underway on the CTV comedy in which Jann Arden plays an artist who’s convinced a rebrand will put her waning career back on course.

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Bell Media adds first kids titles to CraveTV

More than 200 hours of programming including The Adventures of Paddington Bear has joined the SVOD’s library via its strategic partnership with Wow! Unlimited.

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The ‘Ancestry’ of Gusto’s new cooking series

Gusto Worldwide Media, Ancestry and Bell Media have partnered on a 16-part series featuring cuisine inspired by people’s genetic backgrounds.

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Incendo rolls on fourth MOW of the year

Thicker than Water is currently in production in Montreal.

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JFL, CraveTV team for more laughs

Three hour-long stand-up specials from Canadian comics Robby Hoffman, DJ Demers and Mark Forward will debut on the streamer later this year.

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Naveen Prasad named president of Vice Canada

The company has also entered into a content and media sales partnership with Bell Media that will see Viceland’s programming air across Bell Media’s platforms.

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Alt TV drives internet signups for BCE

While TV ad revenues continue to slide, Bell Media parent BCE saw traction with its Alt TV product, targeting condo-dwellers and cord-nevers.

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Much Studios greenlights Judge Tyco web series

The announcement was made during a panel at JFL Comedy Pro where Bell Media execs discussed their evolving multi-platform comedy strategy.

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Comedy Net preps JFL standup series

New series The Stand-Up Show with Katherine Ryan and one-hour special Homegrown Comics will join the specialty’s lineup this fall.

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Incendo rolls on Radio Silence

Production is underway on the Montreal-based company’s latest MOW penned by Richard M. Dumont and directed by Philippe Gagnon.

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Deals: Peacock Alley, Stockholm, Bell Media

Season two of Peacock Alley’s A User’s Guide to Cheating Death has been acquired by Sky Vision, Robert Budreau’s Stockholm gets a U.S. theatrical release, plus more.