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Harley Davidson rides into primetime on Discovery

A digital series celebrating the brand’s anniversary in Canada has been turned into an hour-long documentary.

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Bell Media files for category changes to eight specialties

The request would see exhibition requirements for Canadian content reduced as pick-and-pay comes into effect, but is accompanied by a pledge to maintain expenditure.

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CMJ sells new Outlaws series into U.S., U.K., Canada

The show from John Kuyk’s CMJ Productions II has secured sales of its 10-episode premiere season. (Kuyk pictured.)

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Discovery, Tell Tale set sail with nautical web series

Tell Tale Productions’ Tall Ship Odyssey on Discovery.ca marks the first time the specialty used its website to test a concept with fans ahead of a greenlight.

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Great Pacific Media acquired by Thunderbird Films

The Highway Thru Hell (pictured) producer becomes a new division of Thunderbird Films as it moves more into the factual TV space after a focus on scripted TV series.

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eOne hires Gerard Bocaccio for U.S. scripted TV development

The veteran Los Angeles development exec helped launch Discovery’s Klondike (pictured), which eOne coproduced.

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Proper begins production on Hardcore Heroes

The six-part series, for History in Canada, Military Channel in the U.S., and Discovery Channel in parts of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is filming across North America.

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Nerve Centre returns with expanded format

The Discovery series premieres its third season Wednesday with the staging of the 100th annual Grey Cup and the opening of Toronto’s Four Seasons hotel (pictured).

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eOne gets into Gold Rush for Discovery U.S.’ first scripted miniseries

Discovery Channel has become the latest U.S. non-fiction network to venture into the scripted space, commissioning Scott Free and eOne Television to make a miniseries chronicling the Yukon Gold Rush era.

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Mance Media to shop Zoo Diaries, Urban Angels

The Hollywood-based producer/distributor has picked up the global rights to the two series from Toronto-based Microtainment Plus Productions and will take them to MIPCOM. (Pictured: Mance Media CEO Matthew Mancinelli)

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Discovery Channel syncs TV with mobile

The channel has launched tech that connects its app to TV, and will be working with Virgin Mobile and Bell Mobility for the pilot phase.

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Inside the Indycar Championship with Kathryn Oughtred

The Nerve Center exec producer talks to Playback about the challenges of shooting the episode, during which driver Dan Wheldon lost his life.