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BBC launches culture and politics-focused SVOD in Canada, U.S.

Ad-free service BBC Selects becomes the latest entrant in a fast-growing domestic SVOD market.

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TVA Group annual revenue falls by 10.8% in fiscal 2020

Overall revenue dropped to $508.1 million for the year, with the company’s broadcasting segment feeling the pinch of ad revenue declines.

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Netflix acquires worldwide rights to Ricardo Trogi’s latest

French-language dramedy Le Guide de la famille parfaite will launch globally on Netflix at the same time as its Canadian theatrical release through Les Films Opale.

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WarnerMedia greenlights 9 Story’s Ladybird Lu

The preschool series was commissioned for Cartoon Network and HBO Max, with 9 Story handling global distribution and retaining global merchandising rights.

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Big Brother Canada season nine confirmed for March kickoff

After the eighth installment was cut short due to the onset of the pandemic last March, the Insight Productions series goes live again on March 3.

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Boat Rocker files for IPO on TSX, projects boom year

The media company said it plans to use proceeds from the proposed IPO to secure and develop IP, repay debt and fund strategic investments and growth plans.

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CMF revamps visual identity, cements strategic objectives for 2021

Val Creighton says the visual rebrand is timely as the organization prepares to spearhead industry consultations that will run parallel to government and regulatory reviews.

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‘A reimagining of award shows’: The Black Academy reveals plans for live telecast

The show will be a partnership between The Black Academy and Insight Productions, with a hiring process now underway to find a Black showrunner and production team to bring the event to life.

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Big Time Decent hires Jeffrey Kinnon as factual VP

Company founder Matt Shewchuk noted that Kinnon’s “ability to run difficult productions on location is a great match for us,” as he continues to build out his executive team.

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New Metric Media eyes Letterkenny brand expansion

The prodco has inked a trio of licensing deals, including agreements with board-game specialist High Roller Games and consumer products company Funko.

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David Carter steps down from EVP post at EP Canada

During 25 years with the payroll and financial services company, Carter worked on almost 2,300 film and television projects, the equivalent of about $5 billion in tax incentives.

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Hollywood Suite promotes Sharon Stevens, Julie Kumaria

Stevens joins the independent network’s executive ranks as VP, programming, while Kumaria is appointed SVP, marketing and content distribution.