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TVO, TFO greenlight Breakthough copro Book Hungry Bears

The animated preschool series is created by New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures and coproduced by Breakthough Entertainment and China’s Hengxin Shambala Kids.

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TFO’s virtual studio has real-world impact on its bottom line: O’Farrell

The French-language broadcaster’s CEO Glenn O’Farrell discusses how the innovation has created new revenue streams and production partnerships.

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Layoffs hit TFO

Updated: The Ontario French-language public broadcaster reports it has cut 19 positions across the company.

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Cutie Pugs waddle onto TVO’s fall lineup

The Toronto-based Little Engine Moving Pictures’ new live-action series about four talking pugs will premiere on the pubcaster this fall.

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CMF invests $4.3M in 19 digi media projects

Cream Productions and TFO are among the companies that nabbed development coin, while six projects will receive marketing support.

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Muse, Superprod in production on Helen’s Little School

The Montreal and Paris-based producers will shop the Canada/France copro at MIPCOM.

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TFO strikes deal with Louisiana

The media company will distribute its French-language educational programming in the U.S. state. (Boum C’est Canon pictured.)

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CRTC rejects TFO must-offer application

Groupe Media TFO had asked the regulator to require all Canadian BDUs and satellite TV providers to offer the French-language educational channel.

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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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TFO commissions cross-platform project about Samuel de Champlain

Producers plan a miniseries and digital extensions, including an iPad app about the French explorer on the 400th anniversary of his trans-Atlantic mapping expeditions.

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Breakthrough presells Zerby Derby to Sprout

The Toronto-based producer and distributor has presold its new preschool series, Zerby Derby (pictured) to Sprout in the U.S. and South Korea’s MBC, heading into MIPCOM next month.

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DHX Media inks Canadian content deals

The Halifax-based kids producer and distributor has secured deals for series like Johnny Test (pictured) and Angela Anaconda across TV and digital platforms.