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Barbara Shearer to head Anaid’s Toronto office

Shearer joins the prodco after an executive stint at Shaw Media.

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Hot Docs, Shaw Media invest $241K in 11 documentaries

The latest round of funding spotlights demand for female-centric films. (Attiya Khan’s A Better Man pictured)


Global sets midseason schedule

Remedy (pictured) and Big Brother Canada return in March along with new U.S. acquisition Battle Creek.

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Hot Docs, Shaw launch doc training program

The Diverse Voices Program will kick off during the 2015 edition of the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.


Scripted show of the Year: Vikings

From Playback magazine: How Vikings topped the specialty entertainment ratings and pillaged its way into TV’s overall Top 30 ratings.

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Food Network Canada orders Chef in Your Ear

The competition cooking show, to be produced by Toronto-based HLP, pairs professional chefs with novices who must cook up their recipes.

Barbara Williams

Playback’s Person of the Year: Barbara Williams

Williams, recently named Shaw Media president and EVP broadcasting, has risen to the top of a major Canadian broadcaster.

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Big winners in Canadian fall 2014 TV season revealed

CTV has top-rated TV series in The Big Bang Theory returning to Thursday nights and Gotham as the most-watched new show.

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Project Latte grabs Seinfeld Canadian SVOD Rights

All 180 episodes of the cult sitcom will be available for binge-viewing after the Bell Media streamer launches by the end of the year.

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Shomi, CBS Studios Int’l unveil SVOD content deal

The newly launched Canadian streamer has grabbed the online viewing rights to Californication and NCIS: New Orleans (pictured).

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Barbara Williams urges female execs to reach higher

Shaw Media’s president and EVP of broadcasting on why connecting with CEOs is key to advancement and her hopes for The Protege Project.


Telus to offer Project Latte streamer on Optik TV

Telus recently told the CRTC it didn’t like Rogers Media and Shaw Media keeping Shomi for its own subscribers. So it’s offering Bell Media’s rival SVOD to its own TV customers.