Melita Kuburas

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BroadbandTV producing 5 pilots with Fremantle’s Tiny Riot

The Vancouver-based company will co-create and co-distribute new shows with the recently launched digital content studio. (BroadbandTV founder Shahrzad Rafati pictured)

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Punchline comedy network debuts first original shows

The recently launched CBC platform hopes to increase site traffic by 5 to 10% with the fall rollout of its first two original series.

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Corus inks deal with multi-channel net KIN

The mediaco leads a $12 million funding round for the female-focused MCN and announces a plan to launch KIN Canada.

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Boat Rocker Studios partners with Influicity

The Canadian MCN that manages about 40 channels aims to improve its creators’ exposure to advertisers.

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TIFF ’14: Syndicado picks up Robert Minervini trilogy

The director’s doc-fiction hybrid Stop the Pounding Heart is among the 10 films picked up by the digital distributor at TIFF. (From Stream.)

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TIFF ’14: Keeping a watchful eye on digital

What makes web content and startups so valuable? Execs discuss programming strategies and viewership analytics during Digital Day conference at TIFF.

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Terse exchange between CRTC, Google sets stage for TV hearings

The regulation of OTT services is a dominant topic on the first day of the CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV, as Google kicks off the two-week long hearing.

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Streaming up in the air with Air Transat

The airliner is aiming for a different content approach at 30,000 ft with shows like its own Basecamp travel show now available during flights.

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BroadbandTV extends NBA agreement

Founder and CEO Shahrzad Rafati says the tech company will now also assist the NBA’s official YouTube channel.

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Juice to help distribute IndieCan10K films on VOD

The multi-platform agency is sponsoring the initiative with in-kind services to see six films (A Sunday Kind of Love pictured) released on iTunes and VOD platform. (From Stream)

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Key takeaways from the JFL pitching session

Canadian web series creators Nadine Djoury and Aurora Browne win an option with Defy Media in a feedback-packed pitch session at the laugh fest in Montreal. (From Stream).

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Hipsters love Q&As? A conversation with Maker’s Julia Moonves

Ahead of her talk at Just for Laughs Comedy Pro in Montreal, the Maker Studios exec discusses monetization opps and audience growth strategies. (From Stream)