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Nat Geo, Discovery Canada prep Search for Atlantis

National Geographic Channel and Discovery Canada have greenlit director Simcha Jacobovici’s (pictured, right) forthcoming documentary Search for Atlantis. (Pictured left: EP James Cameron)

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Barbara Shearer to head Anaid’s Toronto office

Shearer joins the prodco after an executive stint at Shaw Media.

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Primitive buys into Essential 11 Canada

The Toronto-based prodco has struck a deal to acquire a minority stake in Essential 11 Television Canada. (Pictured: Essential 11′s Chris Hilton)

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History’s Yukon Gold starts second season shoot

The Paperny Entertainment doc series sees four mining crews dig for the precious metal in the Great White North.

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Nat Geo greenlights Okies vs. Aliens pilot

The show, produced by Toronto’s Shark Teeth Films, follows a team of nuisance control experts as they travel through Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana in search of “menacing invasive species.”

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Paperny Entertainment uncovers U.S. sale for Yukon Gold

The National Geographic Channel has bought the doc series about four mining crews looking to strike it big during a short season.

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Nat Geo picks up Highway Thru Hell

The U.S. cable network has picked up Vancouver-based Great Pacific Media’s unscripted series about a Canadian highway rescue team (pictured) from Beyond Distribution.

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Shaw launches Nat Geo Wild

The spin-off channel is to start with Nat Geo International content but may eventually include original Canadian programming, according to a spokesperson.

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How Barb Williams will feed viewer interest in the Titanic anniversary

The top Shaw Media programmer reveals to Playback Daily her cross-channel scheduling strategy to recognize the 100th anniversary of the doomed ship’s sinking.

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James Cameron teaming with Nat Geo for Titanic doc

Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron will be part of a multi-platform commemoration of the Titanic anniversary, including an online hub, apps and games.

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The National Geographic Channel frames its shows

The Shaw Media channel launches an evocative campaign in celebration of the 125-year-old brand.