29th November 2011

7GEntertainment Receives 8M Dollar Investment

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ has announced an $8 million investment in Vancouver’s 7GEntertainment which will be used to launch online video game publishing and hosting services. Roughly 100 jobs will be created over the next two years as a result of this investment. The announcement was made today by Fonds president and CEO Yvon Bolduc during a speech at the Canadian Club of Montreal. Also on hand were Anthony Brown, CEO of 7GEntertainment and Alain Denis, Senior Vice-President of New Economy at the Fonds. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

Teletoon Announces Winter-Spring 2012 Lineup

teletoonTELETOON Canada adds some colour to those winter blahs this season by announcing a Winter-Spring lineup made to brighten spirits and bring on the laughs this January 2012. Joining the roster is the animated/live-action series Mudpit which shows the trials and tribulations of four teen musicians hoping to make it big in a cyber battle-of-the-bands called Muzika. My Babysitter’s a Vampire, The Series, inspired by the cult-favourite My Babysitter’s a Vampire movie, this homegrown TELETOON original production brings season one of the much-anticipated series. Also new to the lineup this Winter-Spring is Detentionaire, The Haunting Hour and Total Drama: Revenge of the Island. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

Enhanced ScoreMobile App for iOS Now Available

scoremediaScore Media Inc. has announced a complete redesign of the free ScoreMobile App for iPhone and iPod touch that lets you follow your favorite teams and fantasy players in real-time with customizable feeds and one-tap social sharing. The app was designed and developed in conjunction with web and mobile development firm and Score Media partner, NuLayer Inc.  Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

Robert Half Research Reveals Positions With Strong Growth Potential in 2012

Robert HalfLawyers and detectives may be the roles most commonly depicted on TV, but the jobs that get high ratings in real-life are often lesser known. According to salary research from Robert Half, demand for positions such as mobile applications developers, data warehouse analysts and web designers is expected to grow in the coming year as companies look to invest in their information technology (IT) infrastructure and digital presence. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

Ontario Privacy Commissioner Introduces New White Paper

Ontario-IPCOntario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian has released a new white paper entitled, Mobile Near Field Communications (NFC) “Tap ‘n Go” – Keep it Secure and Private,” at an Ottawa Conference on “The Future of the Internet: Opportunities & Challenges of Web 3.0.” Tap ‘n Go technology gives smartphone users new benefits and conveniences. Advances in mobile technologies, such as NFC, will provide people with control over our converging real and virtual worlds. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

FF XIII-2 to Have Exclusive DLC Costume from AC Revelations

Interactive entertainment publisher Square Enix, Inc. and Ubisoft have officially announced that Assassin’s Creed Revelations will be lending one of its costume designs to Final Fantasy XIII-2. The costume worn by Ezio Auditore will be available as an optional outfit for Noel Kreiss, one of the main characters of FINAL FANTASY XIII-2, via downloadable content.  Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

OMDC Leads Ontario Producers in Mission to Boost Co-Production

omdcTen of Ontario’s leading screen-based producers have just returned from an inaugural ten-day Mission to India led by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) in partnership with Telefilm Canada.  The trade mission took delegates to Mumbai and Goa, including visits to the National Film Development Corporation’s (NFDC) Film Bazaar and the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), providing the delegates with an opportunity to forge new relationships between Ontario and Indian filmmakers and build the foundation for future collaboration between the two jurisdictions. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

Mike Holmes and Holmes Group CEO Pete Kettlewell Launch New Production Company

Make It RightHolmes Group President, Mike Holmes, and former CEO of Media, Pete Kettlewell have announced the creation of Point Load Pictures – a new, independent production company that will develop and produce new series outside of the Holmes brand. Pete Kettlewell will be spearheading the joint venture as its President, while Mike Holmes will act as Chairman. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th November 2011

Eastern Ontario To Create 80K New Broadband Connections

eornThe Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus has awarded its second Local Access Contract that will allow nearly 80,000 homes and businesses to connect wirelessly to high-speed Internet across a region that includes all of Prince Edward County, most of the southern half of Hastings and Lennox and Addington Counties and a westerly portion of Frontenac County. The service will be available by fall 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th November 2011

Visual Effects Veteran Art Repola Joins Gener8 Advisory Board

gener8Vancouver’s Gener8 Digital Media Corp., a rapidly growing company that is redefining the landscape of 3D film production, is pleased to welcome visual effects veteran and producer Art Repola to its advisory board. Repola’s insight and expertise will help shape the company’s direction and further evolve their groundbreaking G83D™ technology, which provides filmmakers with an entirely unique method for creating movies in stereoscopic 3D. Read the rest of this entry »

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