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HireBIPOC to launch as streamlined staffing resource

Bell Media president Randy Lennox and BIPOC TV & Film founder Nathalie Younglai discuss building an industry-wide resource for staffing domestic and service productions.

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Bell Media hires GM, programming and strategies acquisition

Joining the Quebec team later this month, Lucie Quenneville will report to VP, French-language content development and programming Suzane Landry.

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Upfronts ’20: CTV locks in 18 returning series for fall schedule

In addition to new pickups such as B Positive and Supermarket Sweep, the network confirmed that Jann‘s sophomore season will debut this fall.

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Canada’s Drag Race sashays away to the U.K.

BBC Three has picked up the rights to the Canadian iteration of RuPaul’s Drag Race and will premiere new episodes one day after its launch on Crave.

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CTV pulls Jessica Mulroney series after online dispute with influencer

The Bell Media-owned network removed I Do, Redo from all of its platforms, saying Mulroney’s conduct “conflicts with [its] commitment to diversity and equality.”

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Deals: eOne, Seville, Crave, CBC

Streaming platform MUBI acquires Xavier Dolan’s latest feature Matthias & Maxime, eOne inks additional sales for The Rookie and more.

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In brief: Unsinkable Youth special adds more talent

Plus, Wind Sun Sky Entertainment and Skybound North Entertainment debut Camp Bonkers, while Vancouver’s Kelly&Kelly pick up a Webby.

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French-language content teams reorganize as Bell closes V deal

Effective immediately, Suzane Landry, Bell Media VP, French-language content development and programming, has made three new appointments.

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‘Stronger Together’ breaks Canadian ratings record

Roughly one-third of Canadians watched some part of the 90-minute COVID-19 charity special produced by Insight Productions, Bell Media and CBC.

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How a momentous TV event united Canadian networks

The story behind Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble, a 90-minute special that will span 120 platforms when it airs on April 26, from producer Insight Productions, Bell Media and CBC.

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Nation’s broadcasters assemble for all-Canadian COVID-19 special

Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble is produced by Insight Productions, Bell Media Studios and CBC to show support for frontline workers and raise funds for Food Banks Canada.

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Bell acquires 1.5 million protective masks in COVID-19 response efforts

Bell said it is donating the N95 and KN95 masks to federal, provincial and territorial governments for distribution in all regions of the country.