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Production starts on season 10 of Canada’s Worst Driver

What’s the secret to 10 successful seasons? Not letting things get stale, says Proper TV’s Guy O’Sullivan.

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Close Encounters greenlit for second season

The documentary series from Toronto-based Newroad Media will air on Discovery Canada and Science Channel in the U.S.

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Megaspeed chasing international audiences

The new six-part original series from Discovery Canada’s in-house production arm was built to travel, producers say.

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Everest jump to simulcast live on Discovery

The latest worldwide megastunt event for the specialty channel will see mountain climber Joby Ogwyn glide from the summit to base camp in a wingsuit.

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BBC2 orders jumbo jet doc

UK pubcaster BBC2 has ordered Smithsonian Channel (U.S.) and Discovery Canada coproduction Jumbo – The Plane that Changed the World from London-based indie Arrow Media.

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Discovery Canada finds ratings gold with Klondike

The specialty channel pulled in an average 645,000 viewers for the two-hour debut episode airing at 9 p.m. and midnight on Monday.

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11 Television starts production on Fool’s Gold doc series

The eight-part series will debut on Discovery Canada in 2014 and across Europe and Africa on Discovery Europe.

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Discovery Canada gets set to Shred!

Discovery Canada is lining up a reality show (pictured) about the world of industrial shredders, commissioning Toronto’s Yap Films to make a 13-part series, featuring “shred whisperer” Lee Sage.

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Weekly roundup: TV premieres and new CMPA board members

Today’s package of briefs includes news of the premiere of SHRED!, yap films’ new factual series for Discovery (pictured).

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Production begins on JFK: The Smoking Gun copro

(UPDATED) The two-hour documentary special from Montreal’s Muse Entertainment and Australia’s Cordell/Jigsaw/Zapruder is shooting in Texas and Montreal.

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Weekly roundup: nominations, premieres and festival news

Included in this week’s briefs are Canadian nominations for the Webby Awards and news that B.C.-serviced U.S. production Bates Motel (pictured) has been renewed by A&E Network.

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Alien Mysteries lands in U.S., international markets

The Discovery Canada factual series chronicling first-person accounts of alien encounters and UFO sightings has been acquired by U.S. broadcaster Destination America and licensed to Discovery Networks internationally.