Discovery Canada

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In Brief: Exec changes at SIM Group, 9 Story

As well, premiere dates for Canadian series on Discovery and ABC Spark. (SIM Group’s Chris Parker pictured.)

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Paul Lewis lands at Great Pacific Media

The former Discovery Canada exec becomes president at the West Coast factual producer.

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Deals: Quebecor Content, Discovery, Mongrel

Discovery Canada has acquired the broadcast rights to Steven Avery: Innocent or Guilty? (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

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Discovery’s Frontier pushes int’l boundaries with Netflix

The channel’s first original scripted series, produced by Take the Shot and Factory Backwards, will be distributed internationally via the streaming service.

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Discovery reveals fall slate, season renewals

Four Canadian shows have received greenlights for new seasons, including Highway Thru Hell (pictured).

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Discovery Canada set to launch Mankind From Space

Handel Productions and U.K.-based Darlow Smithson Productions’ copro will air on the Bell Media specialty on May 3.

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Discovery Canada orders first original scripted series

Frontier, an adventure drama about the North American fur trade, is set to start production in Newfoundland this summer.

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Discovery preps Blood, Sweat and Tools

The original format from Proper Television will bow on the Bell Media specialty on April 13.

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Discovery Canada polishes Jade Fever

The half-hour unscripted series from Omnifilm Entertainment is set to bow on the Bell Media specialty channel on March 31.

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Great Pacific Media’s Airshow takes off on Discovery

With pilot/CEO Mark Miller at the helm, Discovery’s Edwina Follows said Great Pacific’s aeronautics-themed series pitch had all the right ingredients for the channel’s male-skewing audience.

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Discovery Canada introduces the ‘mini-season’

Although it’s saving its original premieres for winter, the channel is creating a new “season” for acquisition programming over the holidays. (Redwood Kings pictured)

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Discovery Canada preps Mighty Ships spinoff

Looking to capitalize in the ratings and international sales success of Mighty Ships, Discovery Canada will premiere Mighty Cruise Ships in November.