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Facebook launches Watch

With its new platform, now available as a limited test in the U.S., the social media giant has unveiled more details on its original content strategy.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2017 nominations now open

We’re looking for the hottest up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen-based industries – and we need you to help us find it.

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Cable pioneer Israel ‘Sruki’ Switzer passes away

Regarded as one of Canada’s most knowledgeable cable technology engineers, Switzer died at his home in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 87.

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Canada earns 19 noms in Cannes ad fest entertainment, film categories

The Director X-helmed Drake video Hotline Bling is among those shortlisted in the festival’s first-ever Entertainment for Music category.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2016 nominations now open

We’re looking for the hottest up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen production industry – and we need you to help us find it. (Free to view.)

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Ringing up…Playback’s Summer 2016 issue

Playback kicks off summer (well, almost summer) with an overview of its latest issue.

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It’s Indie List time again

You might not love doing it but we know you love reading it. Get your numbers together for the 2016 list, encompassing the 2015 calendar year.

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Digital reality: Playback Spring 2016

Playback editor Katie Bailey weighs in on this issue’s content, including how to win in the digital economy and saluting Helga Stephenson’s formidable career.

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DHX Studios launches with new facility, leadership team

DHX Media has consolidated its animation and live-action production activities under the newly rebranded DHX Studios, in addition to opening a new animation studio in Vancouver.

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Gallery: Inaugural Tealpower fundraiser

Toronto’s TV industry gathered this week to celebrate the life of publicist Alison Salinas and raise funds for the charity she and her partner Tyler Puley founded.

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Happy holidays from Playback

We’re taking a break for the holidays and will return to regular newsletter publishing on Jan. 4.

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Playback’s top 10 most-clicked of 2015

How do you sum up such a crazy year? Take a look at what stories got clicked the most, natch.