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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Degrassi nominated for Primetime Emmy

The teen drama is nominated in the Outstanding Children’s Program category, while Canadians working on Fargo and Vikings also earn nods.

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Shaw Media orders more Vikings

Shaw Media has greenlit a further 10 episodes of the historical drama, coproduced by Toronto’s Take 5 Productions. (Katheryn Winnick pictured)


Canadian VFX work nominated for VES Awards

Work nominated includes Game of Thrones,Vikings (pictured), and Elysium.


History to debut scripted series Vikings in March

The Shaw Media specialty will begin airing the nine-part drama series (pictured), an Irish-Canadian coproduction between Toronto-based Take 5 Productions and Ireland’s World 2000, on March 3.


Canadian-Irish copro Vikings adds local actors

Canadian actors Jessalyn Gilsig (pictured) and Katheryn Winnick join the cast of the History Channel and Shaw Media scripted series, as do Travis Fimmel, Gustaf Skarsgard and Clive Standen.


Bell Fund invests in 15 projects in latest round

Tween series The Next Step, sci-fi series Primeval: New World and Quebec DJ doc Histoire de Deejays are among the selected projects.


Gabriel Byrne to star in Irish-Canadian copro Vikings

All post-production and VFX work for the drama series, which is co-produced by Toronto-based Take 5 Productions and Ireland’s World 2000, will be done in Canada.

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MGM’s Vikings to be Irish-Canadian coproduction

The TV drama about Scandinavian warriors comes from Michael Hirst and Morgan O’Sullivan, the creative forces behind The Tudors and Camelot.