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CRTC renews Super Channel’s broadcasting licence, with a caveat

The Commission renewed the broadcast licence for a four-year term, but gave a stern warning about non-compliance in relation to CPE, and script and concept development.

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Deals: Northern Banner, Brainstorm Media, Super Channel

Northern Banner nabs Hot Docs winner The Walrus and the Whistleblower for Canada, while Brainstorm Media picks up the U.S. rights to The Cuban, plus more.

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Fifty participants named to second BANFF Spark cohort

Marylou Mintram, Rebecca Gibson and Lauren Grant are among those participating in the accelerator program for women in the media business, with Super Channel signing on as founding industry partner.

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Deals: Abacus Media Rights, D360, MCE

Jonathan Ford’s new company with Amcomri Media Group picks up the rights to two series from Frantic Films, while D360 strikes deals with two Canadian producers, and more.

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CFF, Super Channel partner for virtual version

Starting on May 21, Canadian Film Fest presented by Super Channel will see nine features and 25 shorts screen on Super Channel Fuse.

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In brief: Unite Central heads to Berlin’s copro market

Plus: eOne clears the final regulatory hurdle in its Hasbro deal, Touchwood PR adds to its publicity team and Super Channel promotes Kimberley Ball.

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Deals: Northern Banner Releasing, Bell Media, Super Channel

Steve Markle’s rom-com-doc Shoot to Marry gets Canadian distribution, TSN and RDS hold onto another decade of the World Juniors and Super Channel lands Florida Girls.

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In brief: Canadians hit the festival circuit in 2020

Plus, the CRTC extends Super Channel’s licence, a Canadian showrunner is tapped for the Sundance Institute’s January Screenwriters Lab, and more.

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Allarco biz practices go under the microscope in licence renewal hearing

Execs discussed how financial pressures have resulted in instances of regulatory non-compliance, while interveners asked for assurances Allarco would not go into creditor protection again.

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Super Channel revamps exec team

Effective today, director of programming Jackie Pardy (pictured) has been upped to chief content officer alongside a raft of other executive changes.

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Allarco brings anti-piracy lawsuit against four Canadian retailers

The Super Channel parent co alleges that Best Buy, Staples, Canada Computers and London Drugs are engaging in sales practices that encourage content piracy.

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White Pine doc on President Trump to debut on Super Channel

Fred Peabody’s investigative doc The Corporate Coup d’Etat highlights political tensions in Canada, the U.S. and abroad under the Trump administration.