In brief: Industry awards, mid-season debuts, Anne bows in style
Sari Friedland wins 2016 Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award, The Magicians shoot returns to Vancouver, Canadian TV mid-season bows roll out.
Bell Media denied specialty changes
The CRTC issued a series of Let’s Talk TV-related decisions for both Bell Media and YTV.
Walmart brings toy testing to TV with Corus
The retailer has partnered with Corus for a two-part TV special produced by Tricon Films and Television that aims to get its top toys in front of gift buyers before the holidays.
Some Assembly Required reassembles for season 3
Thunderbird exec Alex Raffe on the challenge of juggling bears, hot air balloons and budgets as the prodco sets forth on the series’ newly greenlit third season.
Mobile TV fee dispute brews between Bell, Rogers
City has been dropped from Bell’s Mobile TV service and Sportsnet access reduced as the two companies fail to agree on rates.
Aircraft to produce Gordon Korman MOW for YTV
The upcoming TV movie from Aircraft Pictures is based on a novel from the beloved series of Macdonald Hall books for young adults.
Engines rev up on Drive Me Crazy
The new unscripted series for Corus Entertainment is produced by marblemedia in association with Proper Television.
The Stanley Dynamic goes to season two on YTV
The live action-animation hybrid from Amaze Film + Television – with animation by 9 Story – will bow its second season in 2016.
YTV stays in the zone
From Kidscreen magazine: How the Corus Entertainment-owned kidcaster is bolstering its content offerings amid national regulatory changes. (Some Assembly Required pictured.)