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CBC implements new strategy, brand for doc commissioning

EXCLUSIVE: The pubcaster is widening its commissioning remit to put a focus on high-impact, globally focused documentary series, with Michelle McCree’s role expanding to lead the rebranded banner, The Passionate Eye.

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Federal budget proposes millions in much-needed investment for domestic screen sector

Under the Liberal government’s 2021 budget, the Indigenous Screen Office will receive $40.1 million over a three-year period, while Telefilm and the CMF will receive $105 million and $60 million, respectively, over the same time frame.

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CSAs ’21: Powerhouse Canadian comedies go head to head

This year’s Canadian Screen Awards comedy contenders look back on the meteoric rise of domestic comedy in the last five years.

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Fridge Wars opens up more sales for CBC

The series co-created by CBC and The Gurin Company was acquired by Aito Media in Finland and WeMake in France, in addition to other sales.

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How To Buy A Baby reborn in the global marketplace

Warner Bros. International Television Production has acquired the international format rights from Toronto-based Loco Motion Pictures following its successful launch in Sweden.

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Molly of Denali renewed for season two by PBS

PBS is the sole commissioner for the GBH Boston and Atomic Cartoons animated series, which will not be moving forward at CBC Kids.

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Canadian distributors gear up for virtual MIPTV

Blue Ant International, And Now Global and CBC/Radio-Canada have unveiled refocused sales slates ahead of the television market.

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Burden of Truth comes to a close after four seasons

In a statement, CBC’s Sally Catto said the pubcaster respects the team’s wishes to end the series “as their story reaches what they feel is a natural conclusion.”

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Wattpad, CBC unveil first titles from partnership

Young adult drama Near or Far and thriller The Last Place to Hide are being developed as CBC Gem original series.

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Kim’s Convenience cast ‘heartbroken’ following decision to scrap season six

The series had been renewed for a sixth season by CBC in 2020, but will now come to an end on April 13.

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What’s happening at Canada’s TV broadcasters?

Executives at Rogers Sports & Media, CBC, Corus Entertainment and Bell Media share how they’re investing in their platforms in a fast-evolving market.

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Schitt’s Creek wins top comedy award at Golden Globes

The CBC comedy walked away with two Golden Globe awards, including a win for star Catherine O’Hara, while co-creator Dan Levy accepted the Best Musical or Comedy Series win.