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Behind the scenes of LoCo’s Detention Adventure

LoCo Motion principal Lauren Corber discusses the tween project’s multi-partner financing model, as well as a potential expansion into TV.

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CBC brings back Battle of the Blades

After six years, the hit Insight-produced format will return with eight new episodes this fall.

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CBC doc channel acquires The Operatives, Saving Lives at Sea

The deal for the pay TV and VOD rights was inked with Banijay Rights.

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CBC cancels Street Legal reboot after one season

The decision to end the legal drama comes ahead of today’s season finale.

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CBC greenlights sketch comedy TallBoyz

The half-hour series is directed and exec produced by Bruce McCulloch, with Susan Cavan producing through her Accent Entertainment banner.

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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.