Winter 2017

Private Eyes (mag)

Best of the Year: Jason Priestley

While best known for his on-screen presence, the Private Eyes EP snags the honour for his behind-the-scenes work.

Project Literacy

Best of the Year: Secret Location

After spending seven years as a predominantly service-based company, the digital content studio is putting its eggs in the original-IP basket.

Odd Squad

Best of the Year: Sinking Ship

The prodco’s bold (and necessary) diversity initiative is helping grow its huge success at home and internationally.

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Inside Baroness von Sketch Show’s digital domination

How the all-female sketch comedy TV series has capitalized on social buzz.

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Best of the Year: CBC

Following budget cuts and revenue losses, the pubcaster had to refocus its efforts. Today it’s a lean, mean, fighting machine. And its commitment to digital and premium content is paying off.

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Best of the Year: eOne

After refusing a takeover offer, the Toronto media company is looking to double the size of its business by 2020.

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Programming profile: Gusto vs. Food Network/Cooking Channel

Playback magazine catches up with programming execs from both channels to find out who’s serving what – and why they think their channel will come out on top.

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Can a computer write the next indie hit?

Algorithm-generated storytelling: the pros and cons of taking some of the risk out of filmmaking.

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React. Adapt. Evolve. Repeat: Playback Winter 2017

Playback interim editor Megan Haynes on why discoverability is only half the battle.