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marblemedia, Jim Henson Company team up for Hi Opie!

The Canadian live action puppet series will be written, cast and shot in Toronto. (marblemedia co-CEOs Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg pictured)

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Lark Productions tackles first docu-series with Knowledge

B.C.-based Knowledge Network bets big on Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH, dedicating a budget of over $2 million to the six-part series.

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Breakthrough presells Zerby Derby to Sprout

The Toronto-based producer and distributor has presold its new preschool series, Zerby Derby (pictured) to Sprout in the U.S. and South Korea’s MBC, heading into MIPCOM next month.

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Spin Master unveils its first preschool series

In a co-production partnership with Nickelodeon, the Toronto-based kids entertainment co is launching CG-animated preschool series Paw Patrol (pictured), the company’s first ever solely-owned IP.

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Bardel and Stella team up for Lah-Lah’s Adventures

The Vancouver-based entertainment co and Australian kids and family co will co-produce preschool series Lah-Lah’s Adventures for CBeebies channels worldwide (except in the U.K.) and Seven Network.

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Slap Happy to produce animated shorts for Knowledge Network

The brand mascots based on the Luna, Chip and Inkie characters will help parents and kids navigate the daytime schedule.

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Knowledge Network commissions Vancouver ER doc series

Lark Productions will produce the six-part series and interactive website, featuring real-life stories about the men and women who work in the Vancouver General Hospital’s emergency department.

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Factual spotlight: Knowledge Network

Murray Battle (pictured), director of independent production and presentation at B.C.’s public broadcaster says the priority is on “filmmaker-driven creative documentaries that entertain, enlighten and challenge our viewers.”

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U.S. Sprout channel buys 9 Story’s Wibbly Pig series

The American preschool TV channel follows BBC’s Cbeebies, TVO and Knowledge Network in acquiring the kids series based on Mick Inkpen’s Wibbly Pig book series.

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Knowledge Network licenses BBC series for BBC Kids

The supply deal follows Knowledge Network forming a joint venture with BBC Worldwide to run the kids specialty as a commercial-free service.

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BBC Kids names Lisa Purdy as channel director

The British Columbia public educational broadcaster will run the BBC-branded digital kids channel through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide.

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CBC’s documentary channel joins The Team at Hot Docs

The White Pines Pictures doc shot without a Canadian broadcaster on board has snagged a domestic TV deal on the eve of its Hot Docs date.