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Alibi Entertainment hires former Shaw exec Nick Crowe

The former director of original factual content at Shaw Media joins Alibi Entertainment as executive producer.


Deals: Lionsgate, Food Net, Guru, Factory 25

Lionsgate and Hasbro are turning Monopoly into a feature film, and more deals of the week.

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Shaw Media revenue steady in Q3

However, a soft ad market and the sale of two channels to Corus last year contributed to a drop in revenue year-over-year for the nine months ending May 31.

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WIFT-T, Shaw Media launch management program

The Shaw Media Management Accelerator was jointly developed by WIFT-T and Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.

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Rookie Blue shifts from Thursday

The procedural from ICF Films and eOne is currently pulling in an average weekly audience of 1.5 million on Global.

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Specialties @ 20: Slice

From Playback magazine: in our multi-part tribute to Canada’s key specialty channels, today we look back on 20 years of Slice. (Big Brother Canada pictured.)

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Specialties @ 20: Showcase

From Playback magazine: In the first of a multi-part tribute to Canada’s key specialty channels, we look back on 20 years of Showcase.


Banff ’15: In the news

In case you missed it: an overview of announcements that came out during this week’s Banff World Media Festival.

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Upfronts 2015: Shipton on boosting ‘big drama’ while injecting youth

Shaw Media’s Christine Shipton on maintaining Global’s female-skewing drama strategy while aiming to age-down its viewership through superheroes, sci-fi and Big Brother Canada.

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Gold-digging, outlaws and foodies topline Shaw specialty

Upfronts 2015: Cancon finds more fertile ground on Shaw specialty, with a number of new and returning series in the channel lineups. (Yukon Gold 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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Shomi goes out of beta and into OTT

Rogers and Shaw announce the untethering of Shomi to cable and internet subs starts this summer.