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CBC denies reports that additional cuts are a done deal

The pubcaster says claims from a watchdog group around future cuts, including making Radio Two online-only, are incorrect.

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Lacroix asks Canadians to talk about the CBC

The president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada said the pubcaster needs a conversation to start about its future, not where it has been.

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Radio-Canada expands ICI Tou.tv

Premium service Extra will make 400 new titles available to Rogers and Telus customers for free, or to non-subscribers for a monthly fee.

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CMF invests $6.5 million in 27 digital projects

The industry fund handed out $1.6 million in marketing support, and another $4.9 million in development support to 19 companies countrywide.

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WCSFP 2013: Off the Fence, Explora pen two-year deal

Distributor-producer Off the Fence has licensed 50 hours of science, natural history and wildlife titles to Canada’s French-language channel Explora. (Pictured: Wildest Latin America)

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Thatcher doc sells into Canada, Spain

Radio-Canada in Quebec and Telemadrid inked deals with Sky Vision for Brook Lapping’s documentary Thatcher: A Memoir.

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FremantleMedia acquires Family Harmony

Global producer-distributor FremantleMedia has picked up the singing competition Family Harmony (Un Air de Famille) (pictured), its first acquisition from Quebec.

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Radio-Canada VOD app available for Samsung Smart TVs

The French-language app was first developed by TV App Agency, a U.K.-based company, in 2010.

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Martha Speaks gets season five order

The kids program animated by Montreal’s Oasis Animation is a DHX Media and WGBH Boston copoduction.

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CBC/Radio-Canada to cut $28.4M to deal with loss of LPIF

The pubcaster will cut back on large-scale PNI, cancel plans for four new local CBC radio stations, and cut from network schedules and communications and promotional budgets.

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Sardine Productions, Radio-Canada team with partners on Mia series

The children’s educational pre-school series is anchored to a mouse character brand of Montreal’s Kutoka Interactive.

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CBC/Radio Canada’s Hubert Lacroix reappointed to top post

The president and CEO will serve a second five-year term as he looks to forge a new strategic direction amid budget woes and getting the pubcaster round the digital curve.