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Shaftesbury, Company option Burrows’ Birder Murder Mysteries

The first partnership between the two companies, the project is expected to bring together a roster of Canadian and U.K. screenwriters.

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In brief: Unite Central heads to Berlin’s copro market

Plus: eOne clears the final regulatory hurdle in its Hasbro deal, Touchwood PR adds to its publicity team and Super Channel promotes Kimberley Ball.

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Murdoch Mysteries hits milestone 200th episode

Peter Mitchell and Christina Jennings on how Murdoch weathered the storm to become one of the most enduring hits in Canadian TV history.

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Ghost BFF floats to KindaTV for season two

New episodes of Babe Nation’s short-form digital series will debut on Shaftesbury’s CAVCO-certified YouTube channel next year.

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Shaftesbury’s Hudson & Rex heads to new territories

Germany’s Beta Film GmbH has closed new European deals on the canine-cop procedural starring John Reardon.

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Acorn TV, Sky NZ join The Sounds

The psychological thriller will debut on Acorn TV in the U.S. and New Zealand on Sky NZ next year.

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Shaftesbury copro Departure sold to France’s M6 Group

The Canada/U.K. coproduction, which is set for a midseason launch on Global, will air on French TV networks W9 and 6TER.

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Shaftesbury hires Jennifer McCann to lead kids and family division

The former 9 Story development director will oversee the prodco’s growing slate of original series in the newly created role.

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TV projects from Cineflix, Sienna, Muse net Bell Fund coin

The funder also backed new titles from Banger Films, Moon Astronaut Studios and First Nation Films through its Short-Form Digital Series Fiction Program.

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Shaftesbury lends immersive tech to clinical trials

The technology is meant to provide stress relief for pediatric patients, offering an alternative from sedatives and anti-anxiety medications.

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Upfronts ’19: Citytv adds Dead Still, Vagrant Queen to midseason

Rogers Media also renewed Shaftesbury’s Hudson and Rex, while there were a number of significant changes to its roster of international acquisitions.

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Upfronts ’19: CBC lifts the curtain on 2019/20 roster

New scripted dramas from Sienna Films, Shaftesbury, Seven24 and Lark Productions join a local remake of Family Feud and 32 returning series.