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Sprout grows original programming slate

The NBCUniversal-owned net has greenlit Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker Studios’ Remy and Boo.

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The Magic Hockey Skates gets U.S broadcast deal

eOne has added a U.S. net to the slate of territories in which the Amberwood Entertainment series is aired.

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How U.S. first-run syndication brought The Pinkertons to life

Ahead of the series’ Canadian bow on CHCH on Jan. 27, executive producer Suzanne Berger talks to Playback about The Pinkertons financing strategy.

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Toronto-shot Covert Affairs series cancelled

USA Networks is not going forward with the drama, which also airs on Showcase.

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KidsCo shuts down

Canadian media co Corus Entertainment and NBC Universal announced they are axing their U.K.-based joint venture kids channel KidsCo.

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Canadian film schools get stereoscopic 3D investment

Ottawa has given coin to Emily Carr University in Vancouver, while NBCUniversal has helped Sheridan College acquire equipment for 3D production.

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MIPCOM13: Cracked cast in Cannes pays off with European sales

German distributor Beta Film racks up more sales for White Pine Pictures’ cop drama on CBC.

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NBCU scouting for sketch comedy talent in Toronto, Montreal

Mindful of successful Canadian sketch comedy series like This Hour Has 22 Minutes (pictured) and The Kids in the Hall, former Comedy Central executive-turned-producer Lou Wallach will make talent-spotting stops at Canadian comedy clubs.

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Women in the Director’s Chair gets boost from NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal is providing $75,000 to support the group’s various initiatives focused on getting more female-directed projects onto Canadian screens.

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Sam Raimi’s Poltergeist remake to shoot in Pinewood Toronto

As production in Toronto gathers pace after a quiet spring, The Walking Dead‘s Gale Anne Hurd is also eyeing the city as a location for her Horizon pilot shoot.

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Netflix renews Toronto-shot series Hemlock Grove

The 10-episode second season order follows Hannibal, also produced by Gaumont International Television and renewed for a second season shoot in Toronto (Hemlock Grove creator Eli Roth pictured).

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CFC, NBCUniversal to launch TV series exchange program

The initiative is designed to introduce Canadian writers and creators with TV concepts to NBCUniversal Canada creative execs.