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Bell Fund distributes $4.3M across 23 projects

Among the projects receiving funding are Becoming Canadian, produced by eOne and Antica Productions for CBC.

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2016 AToMiC Awards winners revealed

Check out the disruptors, creators and shifters whose ideas took off.

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Netflix orders additional 20 eps of Degrassi: Next Class

The episodes will be packaged as seasons three and four on the streaming service.

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Netflix announces season-two airdate for Degrassi: Next Class

The streamer is breaking up the original 20-episode order into two-season blocks to fit its programming mandate.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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DHX acquisition of Nerd Corps closes

The deal sees successful kids properties such as Slugterra (pictured) come under the DHX umbrella.

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DHX Media acquires Nerd Corps for $57 million

Nerd Corps co-founder Asaph Fipke and president Ken Faier will join the Halifax-based kids and family content producer. (Nerd Corps series Endangered Species pictured)

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Survey: media and entertainment M&A activity at three-year high

Corporate players are focusing on “bite-size” deals, like DHX Media acquiring Ragdoll Worldwide, to move into new markets and technologies, says report from tax consultant EY.

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DHX Media earnings, revenues up on digital library content sales

The indie producer snagged a full-year contribution of $3.66 million from YouTube.