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Banff ’17: Breaking down the techy future of content

Between voice search, AI and Facebook commissioning scripted content, media leaders assess technology challenges and opportunities on the horizon.

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Lionsgate to open Toronto distribution arm

Susan Hummel, former SVP sales and distribution at FremantleMedia International Canada, has been tapped to lead the new office.

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Lionsgate closes Starz transaction

The Canadian-American entertainment studio has acquired the U.S. pay-TV network for US$4.4 billion.

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Lionsgate acquires stake in Primal prodco

The producer-distributor has acquired a stake in UK-based Primal Media, a new company from Gogglebox Entertainment founders Mat Steiner and Adam Wood (pictured).

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Lionsgate to acquire Starz for US$4.4B

The Canadian-American entertainment studio has entered an agreement to buy the U.S. pay-TV network Starz for cash and stock.

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TV up, film down for Lionsgate Q4 results

The California and Vancouver-based company also published its full-year results, posting a 2% dip in overall revenues.

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Lionsgate taps Ted Bookstaver for alt-programming sales team

Lionsgate’s slate of nonfiction programming includes, Monica the Medium on Freeform, Hellevator on GSN and Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian, debuting on E! in 2017.

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Lionsgate launches Globalgate Entertainment

The company has partnered with industry veterans and eight international distributors to remake local-language movies.

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Deals: Lionsgate, Proper Rights, eOne, Tricon

Lionsgate partners with Kevin Hart (pictured) on a new OTT service, plus more deals of the week.

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In brief: eOne, Sony build Momentum; CFC honours McKellar

Don McKellar (pictured) wins the 2016 CFC Award for Creative Excellence, eOne and Sony Picture Home Entertainment strike up a new deal, and more news from the week.

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Deals: Lionsgate, PNP, 9 Story

Lionsgate inks deal to develop mobile games based on the Now You See Me franchise, Black Fawn’s Bite (pictured) gets U.S. distribution, plus more deals of the week.

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Deals: Toon Boom, Lionsgate, D360

Toon Boom links up with Guru on tech, Distribution 360 inks a deal for Ya Ya & Zouck (pictured), plus more deals of the week.