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Upfronts ’18: CBC debuts 17 new series

New shows from Temple Street Productions, Circle Blue Entertainment and Don Carmody TV join the primetime lineup, alongside the return of Street Legal.

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Shaftesbury looks to the future with CLAIREvoyant

Co-created and starred in by Carmilla lead Natasha Negovanlis, the digital series aims to migrate fans of the vampire property onto her latest project.

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Frankie Drake Mysteries heads to season two

CBC has commissioned 10 new episodes of the detective drama, produced by Shaftesbury.

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Shaftesbury acquires remake rights to Japanese TV format

The prodco has optioned TV Asahi’s The Weather Girl Knows in partnership with Toronto’s WexWorks Media.

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Murdoch Mysteries renewed for season 12

The long-running CBC series from Shaftesbury will reward its loyal viewership with another season.

Just Like Mom and Dad

Fractured landscape: Canada’s kids-content biz

Canadian producers are scrambling to adjust their business models in the face of a stalled domestic system and increasingly globalized production environment.

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CMF invests $3.5M across 16 web series

LoCo Motion Pictures’ How to Buy a Baby and LaRue Entertainment’s True Dating Stories were among the digital projects to receive funding in the latest round.

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Photo Gallery: Shaftesbury’s Holiday Open House

Shaftesbury kicked off the festive season with a star-studded party at its Toronto office.

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Kin Canada leans into content with new hire

Jenny Tryansky joins as manager of partner strategy as the MCN looks to develop more programming.

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CBC unveils holiday programming lineup

The pubcaster’s festive slate includes a two-hour, B.C.-shot Murdoch Mysteries special and Larry Weinstein’s one-hour doc Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas.

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Shaftesbury reorganizes digital, branded entertainment divisions

Christina Jennings on why it made sense to rebrand Smokebomb and Shift2 under the Shaftesbury banner, and how that positions the company for future success.

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Walmart, Interac go on-script with Shaftesbury

The Toronto producer has inked a deal with the companies on a digital series that seeks to push the boundaries of branded entertainment.