Jordan Pinto

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Blue Ant launches true crime-focused channel via Roku

Crimetime signals a growing intention from Blue Ant to find new distribution mechanisms for its programming by packaging select content offerings to appeal to niche audience segments.

Boat Rocker Media

Boat Rocker amends IPO; expected to debut on TSX next week

The media company reduced its initial share price and the size of the offering, with the amended IPO set to raise $170 million.

Malory Towers

CBBC, Family Channel commission 26 more episodes of Malory Towers

New episodes of the Canada/U.K. treaty coproduction go to camera in England in the spring and Canada this summer.

For the Record

For the Record producers eye int’l opportunities ahead of SXSW premiere

The music-themed CBC Gem original, produced by Anthology Productions and iThentic, is one of the final projects worked on by late music supervisor David Hayman.


How TikTok Canada is leaning into live programming

Director of content programming Gave Lindo on trends, opportunities and how Canadian companies are using the social media platform to reach new audiences.

Search and Rescue: North Shore

Deals: Blue Ant Int’l, LevelFILM, Gusto

Blue Ant International will handle international licensing for unscripted Canadian series Search and Rescue: North Shore, LevelFILM inks an EFM deal, and more.

Eric Abboud

Eric Abboud promoted to VP and showrunner at Insight Productions

In the expanded role, Abboud, who serves as showrunner for Top Chef Canada, will take more of a leadership role in developing unscripted projects.

Valerie Creighton

‘Bill C-10 is the critical key to unlocking transformation and change’: Valerie Creighton

With the CMF preparing to kick off a virtual consultation process running parallel to the passage of Bill C-10, Creighton says a growth mindset will be key as the underpinnings of the Canadian content industry are examined.


Marblemedia’s Blown Away racks up huge streaming viewership in the U.S.

The competition series climbed to number four in Nielsen’s SVOD chart for streaming originals, putting it among high-profile company.


Deals: Raven Banner, D360, Indiecan, Pixcom

Raven Banner has acquired the Canadian distribution rights to indie horror Bloodthirsty, Indiecan inks a pair of action-focused deals, and more.

Darius Films and Productivity Media

Productivity Media, Darius Films eye production opportunities on The Cayman Islands

The companies have inked a multi-film production agreement with the territory’s local government, with Jeremy LaLonde-directed comedy Blue Iguana set to start shooting today.

Victoria Harding

Victoria Harding becomes first woman to lead DGC Ontario as executive director

Harding, who assumes the post from Bill Skolnik, will oversee all operations and business activities for DGC Ontario, in addition to serving as lead negotiator for Standard Agreement negotiations with the CMPA.