Jordan Pinto

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The Podcast Report

Podcast networks tackle discoverability challenges

Networks across the podcasting space are seeing an influx of new business from advertisers and brands, but discoverability remains the key challenge amid a sea of more than two million podcasts.

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After 10-year journey, The Last Letter From Your Lover arrives for Netflix debut

The Film Farm-produced romantic feature launches as a Netflix original this week in most international territories following incredible buzz.

MELS 4

TVA Group reveals $75M project to expand MELS

The Montreal-based company said the additional construction will add 160,000 square feet of studio space as it vies to attract more tentpole movies and mega-budget TV series.

BANFF AVOD/FAST panel

Canadian AVOD, FAST adoption will catch U.S. market within two years

BANFF ’21: Execs from Blue Ant, Tubi and Roku, among others, examined the opportunities in the AVOD and FAST space as audience adoption continues to increase.

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Rhombus Media, A24′s The Sympathizer greenlit by HBO

The espionage thriller series, which originated in Canada, will co-star Robert Downey Jr., with Don McKellar serving as co-showrunner and head writer.

The Podcast Report

Audio-video distinction blurs as broadcasters invest in podcast networks

CBC, Corus and Rogers Sports & Media discuss what’s working in the podcast-to-screen adaptation space, what they have in development, and how podcasting is becoming an established content vertical within broadcast companies.

The Next Normal

BANFF Spark white paper unpacks challenges, opportunities for an industry in flux

The report examines the potential, and importance, of women-owned media companies in the context of global recovery from the economic impact of the pandemic.

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Incendo sets up Canada-Australia copro

Queensland-shot treaty coproduction Love and Penguins is produced alongside The Steve Jaggi Company.

Anna Kendrick, from Wikimedia Commons

Babe Nation, Elevation partner with Lionsgate on Alice, Darling

The female-led psychological thriller is toplined by Anna Kendrick and penned by Alanna Francis, and features a diverse cast including Mohawk actress Kaniehtiio Horn.

Brad Danks

OUTtv greenlights three new projects, renews two more

The LGBTQ+ network ordered three new reality series, including courtroom docuseries Iconic Justice and hour-long competition series Hot Haus.

VRAI

Quebecor readies unscripted-focused streamer VRAI

The SVOD platform will launch next month with 40 original productions, and plans to premiere a further 60 before the end of 2022.

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Detention Adventure greenlit for season three

Carolyn Taylor and Dante Prince have joined the cast as production gets underway on new episodes of the CBC Gem original.