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Christine Shipton

Upfronts 2015: Shipton on boosting ‘big drama’ while injecting youth

Shaw Media’s Christine Shipton on maintaining Global’s female-skewing drama strategy while aiming to age-down its viewership through superheroes, sci-fi and Big Brother Canada.

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Channel 4 to remake Love It or List It format

U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 has penned a deal to remake Toronto-based Big Coat Productions’ Love It or List It (pictured).

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Shaw Media’s bold new plan for branded content

At BCON Expo, the mediaco reveals plans to launch three new cross-platform specialty properties with brands built into each projects’ DNA. (Pictured: Shaw’s Ann-Marie Spurr)

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HGTV Canada builds buzz with Timber Kings

The new winter HGTV series by Paperny Entertainment features the business of custom-made log homes.

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Corus, Scripps get Cabin Fever from Cineflix

Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever follows the actors (pictured) and their four kids as they renovate an Ontario lakeside cottage.

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Shaw brings back two Bryan Baeumler DIYs to HGTV Canada

Si Entertainment is producing the two home reno series for HGTV Canada (Baeumler pictured).

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HGTV unveils summer schedule

The Shaw Media specialty’s lineup is anchored by new U.S. series like Scoring The Deal and features homegrown shows Esther Extraordinaire and Consumed (pictured).

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HGTV programs more Property Virgins, Leave It To Bryan

The Shaw Media specialty channel is also launching new seasons of Canada’s Handyman Challenge and Income Property, hosted by Scott McGillivray (pictured) for winter 2013.

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Factual spotlight: Shaw Media, original lifestyle content

Senior director of original lifestyle content Emily Morgan says commissioners look for ongoing, character-driven series for Food Network Canada, while Slice is looking to broaden its content beyond female-skewing programming.

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Anna Gecan launches Global Spark Media agency

The former HGTV Canada and HGTV U.S. exec is looking to develop and produce cross-border factual programming involving Canadian, U.S. and U.K. partners.

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Property Brothers heads south for season three

The first seven episodes of the home reno series from Cineflix are shooting in Austin, Texas.

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Proper to produce ITV format May The Best House Win

The Toronto-based prodco will bring a homegrown version of the U.K. format, slated to premiere in the fall, to Shaw’s HGTV.