In brief: Encore+ hits a viewership milestone

Plus: The Future of Film Showcase announces its 2021 lineup on CBC Gem, AMI produces parasports series in the lead up to the Tokyo Paralympics and Cream Productions premieres latest VR project.


Deals: Red Arrow Int’l, Cineflix Rights, Gusto

Departure takes a trip around the world with more acquisitions, Cineflix Rights announces new sales to Canadian broadcasters and Gusto TV heads to France


Plans unveiled for massive film, TV studio in Toronto’s Downsview

Investment companies PSP Investments and Hackman Capital Partners (HCP) have signed an MOU for the ground lease, with HCP to invest approximately $200 million toward the studio.


CBC’s Sort Of to world premiere at Séries Mania

The Sienna Films-produced comedy will compete in the festival’s International Panorama competition alongside Encore Télévision-produced drama Bête Noire.


Shaftesbury’s Slo Pitch headed to the U.S. with IFC

The AMC-owned network bought 20 episodes of the short-form comedy series and will launch season one later this year on

Indie List 2021

Indie List deadline extended

Submissions for Playback‘s annual production survey are are now due before July 14.

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Bill C-10 passes second reading, referred to Senate committee for further study

With the Senate breaking for its summer adjournment last night, the bill’s fate continues to hinge largely on whether or not an election is called this fall.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs from June 14 to 20, 2021

Unscripted competition series America’s Got Talent and MasterChef make the top 10 as Canada is engrossed in the NHL Playoffs.

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EXCLUSIVE: Endeavor Content acquires int’l sales rights to CBC comedy Run the Burbs

The Pier 21 Films-produced comedy stars Andrew Phung, who co-created the series alongside Scott Townend.


Canadian prodcos earn Daytime Emmy nods in children’s and animation

Sinking Ship Entertainment earned the most nominations overall, with projects from 9 Story Media Group, Mercury Filmworks, Atomic Cartoons and Nelvana also in contention.

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Two renovation series get the greenlight at HGTV Canada

Corus Studios has commissioned Pamela Anderson’s Home Reno Project and Hoarder House Flippers, and added to its international sales team.


Corus revenue up 15% in Q3; dips 1% for year-to-date

The media company’s consolidated revenue was $403 million for the quarter, as TV ad revenue climbed 22% compared to last year’s pandemic-hit third quarter.