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CBC’s doc channel commissions 9/11 doc from Saloon Media

The project, written and directed by Elizabeth St. Philip, tracks the lives of the children present when George W. Bush learned of the 9/11 attacks.

Deals: Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, eOne

Bell Media’s latest TV pickups, eOne’s international deal, plus Blue Ant Media adds another consumer show to its roster.

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Blue Ant Media increases originals slate for Cottage Life, Makeful

The broadcaster has greenlit three new Canadian-produced series, with an additional three renewals and a deluge of digital content.

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Rogers Cable Net Fund backs 13 projects

New TV titles from marblemedia, Bristow Global Media and Rezolution Pictures received a share of the $2.96-million funding round.

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Short-form projects from Blue Ant, Muse, Banger land Bell Fund coin

The trio are among 14 prodcos sharing $2.4 million in production funding through the Short-Form Digital Series (Non-Fiction) Program.

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In Brief: Canadians @ IDFA, WIFT-V mentorship, Antenna hire

Which Canadian films will screen at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, who gets a market-prep primer for WFF and what’s new at Blue Ant’s London outpost.

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Love Nature commissions Malawi Wildlife Rescue

Produced by U.K.-based prodco Icon Films, the six-part, one-hour docuseries follows a veterinarian and her team as they rehabilitate animals in East Africa.

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Blue Ant acquires Saloon Media

The deal will see both companies expand their focus in the factual-drama space, capitalizing on Saloon’s global partnerships and contributing to Blue Ant’s growing network of prodcos.

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Blue Ant Media builds out North American production team

The Toronto-based company has made a number of appointments, including adding Laura Michalchyshyn as an original programming consultant.

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Behind Blue Ant’s growing distribution business

Ahead of MIPCOM, EVP Solange Attwood talks about how international expansion, new lines of business and closer collaboration with third-party prodcos has facilitated growth.

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Deals: CBC Radio-Canada, First Run Features, Cineflix Rights, JG Brothers

CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution lands Barry Avrich’s Prosecuting Evil, Cineflix Rights signs a first-look deal with Vancouver’s Mayhem Entertainment, plus more.

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Blue Ant Media sends Makeful HD to Singapore’s StarHub TV

Makeful will be the fourth international channel from the Blue Ant slate carried by StarHub TV.