Super Channel

Gap Year

Super Channel acquires U.K. series Gap Year

The deal was inked between Super Channel and eOne, which holds the international rights to the eight-part show.

Get Shorty

Deals: Encore TV, Super Channel, DHX

New Media Vision acquires the format rights to Encore Television’s Les Beaux Malaises, plus more deals.

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Super Channel ups McDonald to president, CEO

The long-time exec will lead all strategy and operations for the Edmonton-based channel.

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Deals: DHX, Super Channel, Fight Network

DHX closes its $345 million purchase of the entertainment division of Iconix Brand Group, plus more deals.

Lucky

Deals: DHX Media, Films We Like, Super Channel

More than 165 episodes from DHX’s library are headed to Montreal-based entertainment streaming service Playster, plus more deals.

My Enemy My Brother

In Brief: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund recipients named

Ann Shin’s My Enemy My Brother and Van Royko’s Pipe Dreams are among the features selected, plus more news.

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Deals: Seven24, Portfolio, Super Channel

Netflix picks up Wynonna Earp for U.S. and Canada, plus more deals.

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Super Channel preps sports-based sub-brand

The Edmonton-based company acquired the Canadian rights to the U.S. football franchise Legends Football League ahead of a planned April launch.

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Super Channel to launch 24-hour e-sports offering

With the global competitive gaming market expected to hit $1.92 billion by 2018, Super Channel is looking to get in on the action while bringing its age demo down.

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In brief: Joly heads to China, Fight Xchange returns to Super Channel

The Minister of Canadian Heritage is accompanied on the trip by representatives from the NFB and Telefilm, Super Channel gets back in the cage with its MMA docuseries, and more.

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Super Channel restructures executive team

Donald McDonald adds the role of COO, taking over duties from former president and chief operating officer Malcolm Knox, who left the company in September.

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Inside Super Channel’s post-CCAA filing programming strategy

Following its parent company’s creditor protection filing, COO Donald McDonald said the company had to terminate programming licences to survive. Now, it’s looking to rebuild.