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Roblox to stream Spin Master’s Bakugan: Battle Planet

All 100 episodes of the anime series’ first season will be available to stream on the gaming platform, expanding on last year’s single-ep drop.

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Deals: Ashgrove, eOne, Spin Master, ICI Tou.TV

Ashgrove sells remaining international distribution rights to Cardinal XD, eOne renews exclusive deal with Creature Films, plus more.

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CMPA petitions Heritage Minister to send back CBC/Radio-Canada licence renewal

The petition has been supported by a number of industry orgs, including the Indigenous Screen Office, the Black Screen Office and the Documentary Organization of Canada.

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Four participants selected for 2022 Level Up Program

The partnership program between Access Reelworld, Citytv, Shaftesbury, and Pope Productions will give two writers and two directors experience on Hudson & Rex.

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Production begins on CBC’s Plan B in Montreal

The English-language version of KOTV’s French-language anthology has also added new cast members and is set for a winter 2023 premiere.

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Hot Sheet: Amazing Race Canada picks up the pace

The CTV reality competition series has increased its momentum, attracting more viewers in its third episode compared to the season eight premiere.

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ISO sets three-year strategic plan

The organization has also released its 2021/22 annual report, outlining the allocation of $13 million in federal funding.

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Stittsville on Patrol gets third season at Bell Fibe TV1

The new season of the small-town mockumentary created by Christopher Redmond is set to go to camera in October.

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Blink49 Studios launches Canadian unscripted arm

The new division is led by former eOne execs Toby Dormer and Allison Brough.

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Hot Sheet: Demand for summer faves stays steady

Three Ontario-shot series maintained their spots on the top 10 digital originals list for the week of July 18 to 24.

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CMPA adds voice to CBC/Radio-Canada licence review calls

The producer’s association wants the Federal Court of Appeal to review the CRTC’s decision to remove certain exhibition and expenditure requirements for CBC.

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CBC, Ngozi Paul expand FreeUp! Emancipation Day special

Paul talks about building on the partnership for the special and how the relationship with CBC began.