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Deals: Crave, Wattpad, Seven24, Blue Ant Media

Air Canada inks a new partnership with Crave, Wattpad extends to the Netherlands, Blue Ant Media unveils three new partnerships, and more.

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CTV’s Transplant goes to camera

The medical drama, produced by Sphere Media Plus, is in production until Nov. 2019 and is set to air in the 2019/20 broadcast season.

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Banff ’19: Is Rome burning for the Canadian broadcast industry?

Corus head Doug Murphy says Canada has three to five years to fix its regulatory environment or there will be severe consequences for the sector.

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Upfronts ’19: Mike Holmes moves to Bell Media

New series starring renovation expert Holmes are headed to both the main CTV network and the rebranded CTV Life channel.

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Upfronts ’19: CTV, CTV Two release schedules

The broadcaster will air all new series on Wednesdays, including Stumptown, starring Canadians Cobie Smulders and Tantoo Cardinal.

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CTV Drama, Harlequin Studios ink 20-project pact for MOWs

The newly rebranded specialty channel is partnering with the Toronto-headquartered book publisher as it makes a push into the screen content business.

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Upfronts ’19: Bell Media finalizes rebrand of four specialty networks

The company has officially unveiled the CTV Life, Comedy, Sci-Fi and Drama Channels.

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Bell Media sets 70 original projects for 2019/20 schedule

New unscripted projects from Banger Films, Cream and eOne will join previously announced titles such as The Transplant and Carter season two.

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Alibi goes ‘Around the World’ with Bell Media in multi-faceted deal

The new branded-content series sees Alibi and Bell Media teaming with turkey brand Butterball Canada.

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CTV announces a dramatic slate of U.S. pickups

Besides gritty dramas like Stumptown and For Life, picks like Bob Hearts Abishola and The Masked Singer are also coming.

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Crave commissions two unscripted originals

Bell Media Studios also renewed a raft of series for CTV and Discovery, including Disasters at Sea, The Marilyn Denis Show and Mighty Trains.

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Canada’s Worst Driver ends after 14 seasons

Launched in 2005, the format adaptation became one of the longest-running unscripted series in Canadian television.