TV

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Spacetoon snags two eOne shows

The broadcaster has picked up Transformers and Power Rangers content for MENA.

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Production permitted to continue through Ontario’s ‘emergency brake’

While the majority of film and TV projects won’t be unaffected by the new order, theatres have once again been forced to temporarily close across the province.

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Deals: Oscilloscope, Media Ranch, Gusto

Oscilloscope Laboratories nabs the U.S. rights to No Ordinary Man and Les Notres, while Media Ranch renews its partnership with DR.

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CMF sets new program, envelope changes for 2021/22 to support racial equity

The funder has emphasized “flexibility, predictability and continuity” with an increased annual budget of $364 million for fiscal 2021/22 as pandemic-related measures largely remain in play.

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Love Nature lands on Spanish-language U.S. streamer PrendeTV

In recent months, Blue Ant has put its foot to the floor on its strategy to integrate its channel offerings within AVOD platforms.

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Canadian distributors gear up for virtual MIPTV

Blue Ant International, And Now Global and CBC/Radio-Canada have unveiled refocused sales slates ahead of the television market.

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Youth-targeting Reel Opportunities connects with future film, TV workers

How Reel Canada is using its national infrastructure to help recruit a new, more diverse generation to work in Canada’s screen-based industry.

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Bell’s French-language platform Noovo goes live

The new digital hub for French-language content is at the heart of the company’s expansion strategy.

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Boat Rocker posts yearly revenue of $226.8M in first public filing

Growth in its kids business partially offset declines in its TV and representation segments in a pandemic-disrupted 2020, with the company saying it is now in a positive cash position “in excess of $100 million” following its IPO.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 15 to 21, 2021

Big Brother Canada comes in at #15, #22 and #24, while Murdoch Mysteries lands at #18 and MasterChef Canada claims a spot on the list.

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Post-IPO plans: Boat Rocker co-founders look ahead to next phase of growth

A week after the company went public, David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg discuss franchise building, M&A and Boat Rocker’s future.

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CSAs ’21: Schitt’s Creek, Cardinal and Trickster lead TV noms

Schitt’s Creek and Cardinal are up for Best Comedy Series and Best Drama Series, respectively, while Trickster earned seven performance nods.