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In Brief: Long Time Running, Secret Path TV premieres set

Plus: WIFTV launches screenwriting program for Indigenous women and Netflix says Canadians are its quickest binge-watchers.

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Netflix once again centre stage as Joly addresses Toronto crowd

At Toronto’s Empire Club, Creative Canada took a backseat to tax talk but Minister Joly reaffirmed her mission to update the Broadcasting Act to reflect the new digital reality.

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How much economic horsepower does one Canadian series generate?

The CMPA digs in to find the answer as the Alberta-shot series celebrates its 10th anniversary on air.

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Deals: Minds Eye, Blue Ant, Distribution360, CBC

Blue Ant and Distribution360 unveil a number of pre-MIPCOM acquisitions, CBC nabs domestic rights to a U.K. thriller, plus more deals of the week.

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Cineflix, Talesmith partner on T-Rex doc

The one-hour special was jointly commissioned by BBC, CBC and France Televisions.

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Rick Mercer Report to end after 15th season

The final season premieres on CBC tomorrow.

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CBC audiences turn to digital

The pubcaster reached more Canadians online than ever before, but it struggled to hit its TV audience share targets, according to its annual report.

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Baronesses get to work on season three

The all-female original comedy, produced by Frantic Films, has been a hit online, with a recent sketch racking up seven million views on Facebook.

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CBC programming spend spikes in 2016/2017

The pubcaster also saw ad revenues jump 20.3%, largely thanks to the 2016 Rio Olympics, according to its annual report.

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Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch: Joel Thomas Hynes

The actor/writer/producer who is set to debut Little Dog on CBC this winter, has won high praise from the likes of Tassie Cameron and Sally Catto.

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CBC rejigs royalty deals

The pubcaster is dropping profit participation and retransmission royalties from its deals with indie producers.

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CBC reveals second wave of Breaking Barriers recipients

Red Snow from Metis-Cree filmmaker Marie Clements was one of three projects to receive financing through the fund for underrepresented creators.