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Coroner, Burden of Truth among raft of CBC renewals

The pubcaster has renewed 10 original series heading into Canadian Screen Week.

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Schitt’s Creek renewed for sixth and final season

Showrunner Dan Levy said the Schitt’s team were grateful for the creative freedom to bring the series to a close in a way “we had envisioned from the very beginning.”

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Three Canadian webseries to compete at Canneseries

Warigami from Toronto’s First Love Films is among the projects taking part in the festival’s short-form series competition.

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Anne adds Indigenous storylines, characters for new season

Filmmakers Michelle Latimer and Kim Nguyen have also signed on to direct new episodes of the CBC and Netflix series. (Actor Kiawenti:io Tarbell pictured).

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Canadian broadcasters prep for an SVOD invasion

Broadcast execs discuss how they’re honing their streaming offerings as another wave of deep-pocketed OTT players head toward Canada.

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OTT services rise in viewer popularity, awareness: study

While CTV remains the top-of-mind TV brand for Canadians, streaming services made a significant push into the top 20 in a new report from Solutions Research Group.

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OTT revenues continue to gain significant ground on TV: CRTC

TV revenues fell by 5% to $6.9 billion while revenues for internet video platforms grew by 21.3% to $2.4 billion, according to the Communications Monitoring Report for 2017.

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How big data is changing the commissioning game

Data around audience viewing habits is playing an increasingly vital role in today’s commissioning landscape for broadcasters and platforms.

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How DCTV pulled off a Northern Rescue

Showrunner David Cormican and star William Baldwin discuss how they sold CBC and Netflix on the hour-long family drama.

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CBC builds out kids content strategy, starting with a ‘Detention’

LoCo Motion Pictures and Broken Compass Films’ Detention Adventure will be the first kids scripted series to debut exclusively on Gem.

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Trish Williams joins CBC as exec director of scripted

The former Bell Media and Temple Street exec will oversee CBC’s drama, comedy and film teams across linear and long-form streaming content.

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Barb Williams to join CBC as EVP

Williams, who announced her retirement from Corus Entertainment in October, will assume the new role in May.