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Shaw Rocket Prize names 2014 finalists

The nine finalists for the 2014 Shaw Rocket Prize include 9 Story’s preschool property Peg + Cat (pictured) and Nerd Corps’ Slugterra.


CRTC revamps tangible benefits policy for broadcasters

New rules will see 80% of benefit dollars from acquisition deals go to the Canada Media Fund or other indie production funds.


Breakthrough presells Zerby Derby to Sprout

The Toronto-based producer and distributor has presold its new preschool series, Zerby Derby (pictured) to Sprout in the U.S. and South Korea’s MBC, heading into MIPCOM next month.


Funders launch framework for int’l digital coproductions

Five Canadian funding bodies have pacted on a framework to address challenges producers have in structuring digital media copros.


Season two of The Next Step starts principal photography

Family Channel and Temple Street said that the second season will include 30 half-hour episodes as well as exclusive online content.


Shaftesbury acquires Boland web series, rolls cam on choir doc

The prodco and distributor is shopping actor Katie Boland’s Long Story, Short (pictured) and one-hour TVO doc Unsung in Cannes this week.

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A World of Wonders notches more foreign sales

Deals have been penned for the Genuine Pictures kids property (pictured) for South Korea and the Czech Republic, adding to its growing list of international deals.


Nickelodeon hops on Rocket Monkeys

The U.S.-based company has taken the Breakthrough Entertainment property for its worldwide network.


CCI’s Jerry and the Raiders gets the greenlight

The animated series from the Toronto-based TV entertainment prodco is set to air on TVO in Ontario and SRC in Quebec in 2013.

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A World of Wonders adds international sales

Genuine Pictures has landed renewals with TVB (Hong Kong) and inked a new distribution deal for its live-action HD kids series, A World of Wonders, which currently airs on TVOKids.

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Crash Canyon goes international with MTV

Viacom programming and content exec David Booth talks to Playback Daily about the appeal of the Breakthrough Entertainment series.

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Shaw Rocket Prize finalists announced

The Shaw Rocket Fund, the not-for-profit corporation dedicated to supporting Canadian youth and family television programming, has announced the five finalists for this year’s $50,000 prize awarded to the best Canadian program targeted to children between the ages of six and 12.