TV

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Bell Media revenue rises to $3.22B for 2019

Parent co BCE said revenue derived from Crave and contract renewals with TV distributors helped drive the uptick.

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All-Round Champion gets an early renewal

TVO and BYUtv have greenlit the marblemedia-produced unscripted series for a second season ahead of its March broadcast premiere.

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Atomic Cartoons ramps up IP focus, expands L.A. operation

The Thunderbird-owned company has opened the doors to a new animation studio as it looks to get more proprietary projects off the ground.

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Guru, ADK Emotions partner on The Ora Chronicles

Targeted towards ages six to 11, the Toronto-based prodco will manage the animated action show’s international distribution.

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Factual advocacy group calls on Kew to clarify its situation

The Fairness in Factual TV Campaign, led by CWA Canada and IATSE, has asked for assurances Kew will “deal fairly” with individuals it represents across the unscripted sector.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 20 to 26, 2020

The Curse of Oak Island ties at #19, while Murdoch Mysteries and Nurses crack the list.

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Super Bowl LIV pulls record numbers as 9.5 million tune in

More than half of Canadians watched some part of the game, according to Bell Media, while live streaming of the game grew 42% from last year.

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Omnifilm lands The Red Harlequin

Creeped Out‘s Robert Butler is attached to the TV adaptation alongside Rick Porras (The Lord of the Rings).

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Wattpad, Sony Pictures Television in development on two series

She’s With Me and The Last She mark the first projects to come out of a first-look deal Wattpad inked with the U.S. studio last year.

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Canadian reality TV makes global headlines with royal rumour

Insight Productions and CTV were forced to go on the record to clarify that the Duchess of Sussex would not be appearing on upcoming unscripted series I Do, Redo.

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Industry mulls implications of new terms of trade agreement

Following the BTLR panel’s recommendation that terms of trade be reintroduced, producers and broadcasters assessed the potential ramifications at Prime Time.

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Deals: Kew Media, Bell Media, Blue Ant Media

Kew Media Distribution secures sales for titles like Our House Media’s My Paranormal Nightmare, Love Nature expands its reach in Russia, and more.