TVO

Political Blind Date

TVO, Toronto Star swipe right on political dating series

An innovative marketing strategy and partnership for Open Door and Nomad Films’ new docuseries is “a bit of an experiment” in bringing media outlets together.

Much Too Young

TVO preps Much Too Young

The pubcaster will also release four VR companion pieces, produced by Toronto’s Nomad Films and The Digital Generals.

Merit film

Java Pictures to rep Merit Motion doc internationally

The Steve Suderman-directed feature-length Beyond the Autism Spectrum is also set to air on TVO in October.

Julie Bristow

TVO greenlights kids factual series from Bristow Global Media

Set to premiere in 2018, Distribution360 will shop the format rights to the series internationally.

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Apartment 11 heads off to boarding school

The Montreal prodco is partnering with Discovery Networks Latin America, Cirque du Soleil and TVO to create a scripted series set in a boarding school for circus performers.

Hi Opie

In Brief: Who won the Rogers Prize of Excellence in Cancon?

TVO sets the premiere for marblemedia’s Opie’s Home (pictured), plus more news.

Canada 150

TVO unveils Canada 150 programming

Several docs will have their world premieres on the pubcaster, including a new documentary from Alan Zweig.

Goon sequel

In brief: eOne preps Goon sequel, Guru in development with CBC

The No Trace Camping and Caramel Films-produced sequel (pictured) will premiere in the spring, Guru Studios and CBC head underwater, plus more news from the week.

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In Brief: Sausage Party problems, ImagineNATIVE galas

Vancouver’s Nitrogen Studios faces unpaid overtime claims, Angry Inuk (pictured) will open the imagineNATIVE festival, plus more news of the week.

Hi Opie

Hi Opie! is coming home with a spin-off

Toronto’s marblemedia has partnered with TVO and The Jim Henson company to produce the live-action pre-school series Opie’s Home, which is slated to premiere in 2017.

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Amberwood’s Wolf Joe in development with TVO

The concept for the series was devised by Alexander Bar, creator of Mike the Knight (pictured).

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Production underway on Wild Kratts season five

9 Story Media has also inked a raft of new sales for the wildlife-themed animated program.