Banff World Media Festival

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Banff ’17: NFB, Spin Master win Rockie Awards

Canadian productions took home seven awards, including trophies for best lifestyle program and best preschool program.

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Banff ’17: Broadcasters in the hot seat

A panel of Canadian broadcasters (and one producer) tackled Cancon funding and the ever-growing OTT threat on day one of the festival.

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Programming profile: Disney

From Playback magazine: Ahead of Banff World Media Festival, programming exec Paul DeBenedittis talks about what type of content the kids co is on the hunt for.

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Canadians head to Rockie Awards with 40 noms

Wynonna Earp, Travelers and Baroness von Sketch will vie for some hardware at the Banff World Media Festival competition.

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Rockie Awards add new $25K prize

All submissions from indie Canadian producers will be eligible for the new award.

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Banff ’16: Can data trump guts?

Execs from Blue Ant, eOne, A+E Networks and Vice debate the merits of data over instinct and the potential of platform-specific content.

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Banff ’16: For the love of the game

Day three at the Banff World Media Festival sees HBO dominate the session lineup, with key execs discussing talent-attraction strategies and new series.

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Banff ’16: The elusive quest to define the future of Cancon

Canada’s top programming execs take a stab at reading TV’s tea leaves and end up debating the definition of Cancon and strategies for future success.

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Banff ’16: Rockie Award Program Competition winners announced

Canadian productions took home seven awards, including one for Guru Studio’s Justin Time (pictured).

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Banff ’16: The intersection of culture, tech, and ownership

The annual media conference kicks off with a few nuggets from Melanie Joly about what lies ahead and a deep dive with broadcast leaders on content monetization.

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Canadian producers score 37 Rockies nominations

Vikings (pictured) and Highway Thru Hell are among the series nominated for the Banff World Media Festival awards.

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Ten (or so) takeaways from Banff: 2015 edition

A look back at key themes in the content business that emerged from the Banff World Media Festival last week.