Super Channel

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Allarco biz practices go under the microscope in licence renewal hearing

Execs discussed how financial pressures have resulted in instances of regulatory non-compliance, while interveners asked for assurances Allarco would not go into creditor protection again.

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Super Channel revamps exec team

Effective today, director of programming Jackie Pardy (pictured) has been upped to chief content officer alongside a raft of other executive changes.

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Allarco brings anti-piracy lawsuit against four Canadian retailers

The Super Channel parent co alleges that Best Buy, Staples, Canada Computers and London Drugs are engaging in sales practices that encourage content piracy.

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White Pine doc on President Trump to debut on Super Channel

Fred Peabody’s investigative doc The Corporate Coup d’Etat highlights political tensions in Canada, the U.S. and abroad under the Trump administration.

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Deals: Gusto Worldwide, Super Channel, Bell Media

DNA Dinners finds a home south of the border, Super Channel lands a new Hallmark series and Bell Media adds to its summer sci-fi lineup.

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In brief: David Sparrow to serve second term at ACTRA National

Plus: T.O. WebFest unveils lineup of 49 Canadian series, CMF reveals Ireland incentive funds for 2019 and Super Channel expands Dan Rudolph’s remit.

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Super Channel doc examines life of Phoolan Devi

Actress Lisa Ray has signed on to narrate the documentary about the turbulent life of the bandit-turned-politician.

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Jackie Pardy to replace Jenny Hacker at Super Channel

Hacker has stepped down after five months as director of programming, with Pardy taking over as of May 16.

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Connect3 copro Mirage set to film in Abu Dhabi

The France/Canada copro is commissioned by France Televisions and ZDF, with both Bell Media and Super Channel picking up Canadian broadcast rights.

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Deals: 9 Story, DHX, Inferno Pictures, Super Channel

Super Channel acquires Hulu’s Fyre Fraud doc, 9 Story inks a deal with Vancouver’s Slap Happy Cartoons, and more.

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Deals: Super Channel, Blue Ant, Gusto

Super Channel acquires an MGM drama, Blue Ant International bolsters its catalogue ahead of MIPTV, and more.

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Super Channel hires Jenny Hacker to lead programming

The network is expanding and reshuffling its roster of directors following the announcement that head programmer Melissa Kajpust will depart later this month.