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CBS, Viacom reach merger agreement, reuniting a decade after split

Bob Bakish, Viacom president and CEO, will helm the newly formed company, named ViacomCBS.

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International: CBS ups stake in Pop TV, HBO distribution head resigns

Plus: Diversity study shines light on need for better representation and hiring practices.

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CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery renewed, will return to Space

Bell Media has confirmed that new episodes of the Toronto-shot series will return to its linear and OTT services.

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In brief: Whoopi Goldberg to narrate Nelvana animated short film

Plus: Jim Henson Company boards Omnifilm and Reality Distortion Field’s Knights of Panterra, IMAX names a new president, and more.

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CBS developing TV drama based on 19-2

Sphere Media SVP Virginia Rankin talks to Playback about why the format has been pivotal in expanding the prodco’s push into international markets.

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Updated: CBS to open Toronto studio facility in 2019

John Weber and Frank Siracusa, who will manage the new facility, tell Playback how the deal came together and what it will mean for their business.

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Ransom heads to 100-plus territories

NBC Universal, Sony and Foxtel, among others, have picked up the Canada-Hungary coproduction from eOne.

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CBS SVOD heading north

CBS All Access is coming to Canada in early 2018, though no details on how this service will affect licensing deals with Canadian broadcasters have been announced.

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Global preps January launch for Ransom

The Global original drama is produced by eOne, Sienna Films, Big Light Productions and Wildcats Productions.

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Star Trek: Discovery premiere pushed back

Production on the franchise’s first TV series in a decade is scheduled to begin in Toronto later this month.

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Trekking toward pick-and-pay

Behind Bell Media’s big Star Trek win and why high-profile deals and international relationships matter more than ever in TV today.

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Gerry Dee project in development at CBS

The project, with Dee on board as an executive producer, is based on the format of Mr. D.