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Shaftesbury and Rainmaker’s proposed $20M tie-up

Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings on why the proposed acquisition – which would see both companies continue to operate independently – makes sense for the company she founded in 1987.

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Programming profile: The ‘Super’ strategy

From Playback magazine: Super Channel’s Julie Di Cresce discusses the channel’s newest original programming and what it’s looking for next.

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Smokebomb, Cotton Incorporated say I Do with new show

The scripted lifestyle series, which focuses on non-traditional weddings, will launch on Smokebomb and shift2′s new YouTube channel Union & Ace.

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Gallery: Murdoch Mysteries fan day

Shaftesbury attracted its biggest crowd for a Murdoch fan event on Aug. 8 and Aug. 9, with tickets selling out in less than 15 minutes.

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Slasher goes to camera, reveals cast

Production on the psychological thriller Slasher will take place in Northern Ontario. (Series star Katie McGrath pictured.)

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The Moblees move beyond the TV screen

Extensions for the Boulevard- and Shaftesbury-produced preschool series now include an iPad app and a live summer tour that kicked off last week.

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Shaftesbury copro Houdini & Doyle sets cast

Production on the U.K./Canada copro is set to start this summer in Manchester. (Stephen Mangan pictured.)

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Upfronts 2015: Global adds The Code, Houdini & Doyle

Fall as usual is light on Cancon on Shaw Media’s conventional while acquisition stars are heavy on the “super.” (Supergirl pictured.)

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Chiller picks up Shaftesbury’s Slasher

Slasher is the first original series for the U.S. channel, with Super Channel on board as the Canadian broadcaster.

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Shaftesbury, Banff launch branded entertainment contest

The pitch competition will focus on female-targeted scripted digital series. (MsLabelled pictured.)

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Smokebomb fashions new branded content series

MsLabelled, a multi-partner endeavour with Schick, will appear first on online with TV further down the catwalk.

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Shaftesbury, U.K.’s Big Talk partner on Houdini & Doyle

The Canada-U.K. coproduction will shoot in Toronto and London.