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Christine Diakos puts her Big Coat back on

The veteran TV exec has rejoined the unscripted producer to help the company expand into scripted and grow its factual division.

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Maria Farano joins Big Coat Media

The former Corus exec joins the unscripted prodco as SVP content, the latest in a series of senior hires at the Toronto company.

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Big Coat Media adds to development team

The Amazing Gayl Pile‘s Brooks Gray and former Sony Pictures Television exec Frank Sutera join the Toronto-based prodco.

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Love It or List It format heads to Germany

Beyond Distribution has sold the Canadian home design format to German broadcaster Kabel Eins.

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W Network launches Love It or List It Vacation Homes

The latest real estate series from Big Coat premieres May 9. (Hosts Elisa Goldhawke and Dan Vickery pictured.)

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Big Coat execs on taking Love It or List It worldwide

Following a sale to the U.K. last year, the Love It or List It format has been optioned for several other European territories. (Pictured L to R: Maria Armstrong and Catherine Fogarty.)

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Best of the Year: W Network

Playback‘s Channel of the Year is honing its audience strategy by focusing on its talent brands and original programming. (W’s Masters of Flip pictured.)

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Crossing the pond with Love It or List It

Raise the Roof Productions’ co-creative director Andrew Jackson on how the company tweaked Big Coat Productions’ format Love It or List It for the U.K. market.

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Big Coat takes Canadian format rights to The Extra Mile

The Israeli reality competition format sees divorced couples endure challenges for a cash prize.

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Why Big Coat is crowdsourcing its next big idea

Inspired by the success of its long-running hit Love It or List It, Big Coat Productions is launching a national campaign to source new ideas.

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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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Production underway on Who Lives Here? for W Net

The new factual series from 3Bird Media will complement successful W Net programming such as Love It or List It, says Corus exec Vibika Bianchi.