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19-2 greenlit to season 4

The renewal comes more than a month in advance of the Bravo show’s season three premiere.

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19-2 comes into its own

Star directors, new writers and a creative break from its French-language counterpart – Bruce Smith talks changes at the 19-2 headquarters as the season-three production gets underway.

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Bell Media files for category changes to eight specialties

The request would see exhibition requirements for Canadian content reduced as pick-and-pay comes into effect, but is accompanied by a pledge to maintain expenditure.

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Phil King on continuing CTV’s encore strategy

The Bell Media exec on why encore broadcasts of specialty original shows on conventional channels may become more important in a pick-and-pay world. (19-2 pictured.)

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Specialties @ 20: Bravo

From Playback magazine: in our multi-part tribute to Canada’s key specialty channels, today we look back on 20 years of Bravo.

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Specialties @ 20: Showcase

From Playback magazine: In the first of a multi-part tribute to Canada’s key specialty channels, we look back on 20 years of Showcase.

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Toronto production reached record $1.23B in 2014: report

The key driver was domestic TV series on-location shooting, while Toronto also saw a big jump in commercial production. (Toronto-shot Rookie Blue pictured.)

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Bravo renews 19-2 to season three

Production on the one-hour drama is set to begin this summer in Montreal.

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eOne bolsters U.S. unscripted TV division with first look deal

Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez’s production shingle Creature Films will develop and produce unscripted programming with the Canadian producer.

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Bell Media to give Traceable four-channel bow

Bell Media programming exec Rachel Goldstein-Couto on why Jennifer Sharpe’s debut documentary works across four channels.

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Bell Media to clone Orphan Black for season 3 bow

The season’s opening episode will debut simultaneously on Space, CTV, Bravo, and MTV.

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CBC orders English adaptation of Quebec drama Nouvelle Adresse

Sphere Media Plus is producing the French language drama for the English Canada market after the earlier success of the 19-2 adaptation on Bravo.