Gaming

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Deals: The Roku Channel, From the Vine, East Side Games, Blue Ant

The Roku Channel picks up season two of Children Ruin Everything, From the Vine sells to A Contracorriente Films, plus more.

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Deals: eOne, Super Channel, Enderby Entertainment

Entertainment One partners with Subtext on After the Verdict, Super Channel acquires Canadian minority copro for its latest original drama, plus more.

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UNLTD acquires Shaftesbury’s tech division

Led by former eOne executive and Seville Pictures founder John Hamilton, UNLTD will work with a team built by accomplished producer Christina Jennings to deliver immersive therapeutics for VR/AR applications.

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One third of young gamers also watch streaming content

MTM Jr. provides a snapshot of adoption and engagement of gaming among children under 18 in the anglophone market.

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Surge in animation drives demand for talent in B.C.: report

First-of-its-kind analysis of creative technology sector in B.C. highlights sector as key driver of economic growth and employment, despite pandemic impacts.

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Blue Ant sells portion of Enthusiast Gaming stake for $14 million

Blue Ant will continue to hold a minority stake in the Toronto-based esports and gaming company, which has seen record growth in recent months.

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Enthusiast Gaming finalizes deal for Blue Ant’s Omnia Media

The Toronto-based gaming and esports platform has appointed Blue Ant CFO Robb Chase (pictured) to its board of directors as part of the sale.

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Blue Ant pivots gaming strategy with Omnia Media sale

Enthusiast Gaming will acquire Omnia to form North America’s largest gaming and esports platform, with Blue Ant gaining 18% ownership in Enthusiast and a seat on the board.

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How Nelvana is diversifying its portfolio with Slime Rancher

VP of global consumer products Mellany Masterson discusses why the kids producer-distributor is making a push into the gaming world.

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Is appointment viewing making a comeback?

In part three of the Future of Media special report, experts debate whether mobile shows could spark a new excitement about scheduled viewing.

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Canada and Germany digi copros receive $326K in funding

Among the selected projects is Montreal-based Zone3′s collab with Berlin VR studio INVR Space, DNA Danse.

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Martin Carrier named president, CEO at Frima

The former Warner Bros. Games VP and studio head takes the reins at the Quebec-based digital studio from acting CEO Christian Daigle.