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Vikings to end after season six

The long-running hit will conclude after its sixth season, which has already wrapped production.

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Which Canadian shows pulled in the biggest ratings in 2018?

This year’s chart is topped by long-running favourites, but a number of newer Canadian scripted series have also climbed the ranks.

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Playback’s most-read stories of 2018

It was a typically unpredictable year in the world of Canadian TV and film. Check out Playback‘s most-clicked stories of 2018.

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A ‘suite’ goodbye: Barbara Williams

Playback pays tribute to Williams’ 30-year TV career, which started in the newsroom of Citytv and wrapped in the C-suite of Corus Entertainment.

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How to Holiday with Jordin Sparks brings original Kin content to TV

The special is the first original Canadian production from lifestyle entertainment company, Kin, and will debut on Food Network Canada.

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Corus inks exclusive content deal for Hallmark programming

Under the agreement, W Network has the exclusive Canadian licensing rights to all movies and scripted shows produced by Crown Media for Hallmark Channel.

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Barb Williams to retire

The veteran broadcasting exec is exiting Corus Entertainment at the end of the month.

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On the MIPCOM sales floor

Playback caught up with a few of the companies and execs who headed to the Palais to discuss how their corporate and content strategies paid off.

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TV revenues steady for Corus in Q4

President and CEO Doug Murphy said Corus will continue to expand its slate of TV IP, with 11 Studios’ series set to launch in fiscal 2019.

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In brief: Whoopi Goldberg to narrate Nelvana animated short film

Plus: Jim Henson Company boards Omnifilm and Reality Distortion Field’s Knights of Panterra, IMAX names a new president, and more.

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MIPCOM 2018: Sellers talk slates, strategies and trends

Senior execs from Gusto, Boat Rocker, Corus and more discuss international buyers’ appetites and shows they’re excited about.

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Spin Master to relaunch Bakugan

The company has teamed up with TMS Entertainment and Nelvana to create a new series for Cartoon Network based on the hit property.