In brief: Joly heads to China, Fight Xchange returns to Super Channel
The Minister of Canadian Heritage is accompanied on the trip by representatives from the NFB and Telefilm, Super Channel gets back in the cage with its MMA docuseries, and more.
Playback Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Linda Schuyler
From Playback magazine: How Schuyler wooed generations of youth by understanding their angst and awkwardness – turning her shows into an international phenomena in the process.
Banff ’15: In the news
In case you missed it: an overview of announcements that came out during this week’s Banff World Media Festival.
Ushering in a new era of Degrassi
Executive producer Stephen Stohn and DHX exec Joe Tedesco discuss rebuilding Family’s slate and why Degrassi is a natural for Netflix. (Stohn pictured.)
Class not yet dismissed for Degrassi
Degrassi: Next Class, the latest installment in the Degrassi franchise, will bow in January 2016 on Family Channel, with Netflix set to stream the series globally in early 2016.
MTV Canada, TeenNick announce end of Degrassi
The final season of the series will start to air on MTV Canada and TeenNick on July 20.
Youth Media Alliance awards winners announced
Canadian kids programming and digital content were recognized last night at the annual Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence Gala in Toronto. (Annedroids pictured.)
DHX acquires 117 titles from Echo Bridge Entertainment
On the heels of higher fourth quarter and full-year earnings, DHX Media has claimed full ownership of 117 kids and family titles and distribution rights for 34 titles including successful teen drama Degrassi.
The Switch: tackling transgender issues with comedy
Executive producer and actor Amy Fox (pictured) tells Playback Daily why laughter helps frame serious social issues on TV that otherwise confuse or bore people.
Degrassi nominated for Primetime Emmy
The teen drama is nominated in the Outstanding Children’s Program category, while Canadians working on Fargo and Vikings also earn nods.
DHX Media brings licensing into one division
The Teletubbies property owner is launching DHX Brands to bring in more consumer products revenue.
DHX expands licensing business into U.S.
The kids entertainment producer will open a Los Angeles office for its third party licensing business CPLG. (DHX series Caillou pictured)