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CMF invests $8.9M through Aboriginal program

Eagle Vision’s Taken and Kwassen Productions’ Tribal Police Files were among 17 projects to receive a share of the funding.

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CBC unveils Frankie Drake, Stats of Life premiere dates

The pubcaster confirmed The Detectives, produced by Montreal’s WAM Media, will move to the winter schedule.

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WGN America nabs broadcast rights to two more CBC series

Political drama Shoot the Messenger and Mennonite mob series Pure will bow on the U.S. channel in the first quarter of 2018.

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CBC, Netflix expand episode order for Anne season two

Creator Moira Walley-Beckett, who penned season one by herself, has put together an all-female writers’ room including Jane Maggs, Naledi Jackson and Shernold Edwards.

The National new hosts Andrew Chang, Rosemary Barton, Adrienne Arsenault and Ian Hanomansing (Supplied by CBC)

CBC unveils new hosts for a refreshed version of The National

A team of four will lead the pubcaster’s flagship news show as of this November.

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WGN America acquires Bellevue

The eight-part CBC drama will premiere on the U.S. cable channel in 2018.

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CBC, SundanceTV greenlight Unspeakable

The series, about Canada’s tainted blood scandal, is created by Mezo Entertainment’s Robert C. Cooper.

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Conventional CPE, revenues down in 2016: CRTC report

Meanwhile, CBC saw revenues and Canadian programming expenditures increase, according to the latest financial summaries.

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CBC, Proper Television bake Canadian DNA into U.K. format

CBC’s Jennifer Dettman and Proper’s Cathie James on tailoring the hit series for domestic audiences, the importance of casting and learning from other international remakes.

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Deals: Encore TV, Super Channel, DHX

New Media Vision acquires the format rights to Encore Television’s Les Beaux Malaises, plus more deals.

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Wolf + Rabbit on growing Workin’ Moms

With cameras rolling on season two of the CBC original comedy, Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg discuss what’s next.

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New CBC talk show puts Canadian film under the spotlight

Set to debut this weekend, The Filmmakers looks at the making of 11 homegrown features, including Deepa Mehta’s Water and Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell.