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23rd January 2015

Canadian Government Announces Support To Build Capacity Of BC’s Creative Industries

Government of CanadaEarlier today Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification, and Member of Parliament for Kamloops — Thompson — Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $1.2 million in funding to Creative BC to build the capacity of British Columbia’s creative industries. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

Telefilm Canada Renews Micro-Budget Production Program

Telefilm CanadaFor a third year, Telefilm Canada continues to support emerging feature film talent through its Micro-Budget Production Program. This Program seeks to stimulate the use of digital distribution platforms in order to increase audience access to the work of new Canadian talent. In its first two years, the Micro-Budget Production Program supported the production of 22 films, several of which have been exhibited at important festivals. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

Creative BC Slate Development Fund Recipients Announced

BC Film And MediaCreative BC has announced the recipients of the 2014/15 Slate Development Fund, a provincially funded program, administered by Creative BC, that provides BC-based film or television entertainment companies with an envelope of money to support the development of two or more eligible film, television or web series projects. The fund is intended to leverage investment from the private sector, develop a presence in the international marketplace and encourage the use of digital platforms for marketing, distribution and audience engagement. Funding is in the form of a non-recoupable advance of up to $25,000. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

Canada Media Fund Supports 31 Canadian Digital Media Productions

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $8.0M in development and marketing support to innovative digital media projects as part of the second round of its 2014-2015 Experimental Stream funding. In December 2014, the CMF announced a contribution of more than $11.0M to 24 projects that received production support. Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $52.5M in development and marketing support to 235 interactive digital media projects as part of the Experimental Stream. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

BroadbandTV Partners With Hip Hop Heavyweights For Launch Of Opposition

BBTV_Blue_LogoVancouver media and technology company BroadbandTV (BBTV) has announced the launch of its new music network Opposition. The Hip Hop focused Opposition rolls-out with a diverse roster of industry heavyweight partners including rappers Crooked I – now known as KXNG Crooked – of Slaughterhouse, Twista and Yung Simmie; producers Jahlil Beats, 1500 or Nothin’ and Statik Selektah; directors Mr. Zae and Hi-Def; and brands WorldStarHipHop and All Hip Hop All The Time. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

Disney XD Canada Remains Canada’s Leading Digital Channel With Record Growth In Fall 2014

disneyxdRanking #1 with key kids demographics, DHX Media’s digital specialty network Disney XD Canada continues to be the country’s leading digital channel.1 The network is reporting its best fall on record since its launch in June 2011, positioning the channel for continued growth throughout the completion of the broadcast year.2 Read the rest of this entry »

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10th December 2014

Great Pacific Media Acquired By Thunderbird Films

thunderbird filmsThunderbird Films, producers of Mr. Young, Some Assembly Required and Endgame – one of our favourite Vancouver-based TV series, has acquired reality producer Great Pacific Media, which is also based in Vancouver. Great Pacific TV is the studio behind Highway Thru Hell and the recently revealed Airshow, as well as Daily Planet and Untold Stories of the ER. While terms of the acquisition deal were not disclosed, the Vancouver-based Great Pacific, launched by president Blair Reekie and CEO Mark Miller in 2010, opens the doors to an international market in the TV, reality and lifestyle genres for Thunderbird.

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9th December 2014

TransGaming’s GameTree TV Now Available To Pay-TV Operators Worldwide In New Partnership With ActiveVideo

transgamingTransGaming Inc. has announced the availability of its on-demand gaming platform GameTree™ TV to pay-TV operators worldwide. In partnership with ActiveVideo, GameTree TV will be added to ActiveVideo’s CloudTV™ software platform, seamlessly integrating premium gaming titles into pay-TV operator’s content offerings. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th December 2014

Twenty-four Canadian Companies Receive Funding For Interactive Digital Media Projects

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced yesterday that 24 interactive digital media projects received a total of $11.8M in funding as part of the second round of production support from the Experimental Stream for 2014-2015.  The Experimental Stream encourages the creation of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications. The 24 companies are located in various regions of the country; one in Alberta, two in British Columbia, one in New Brunswick, one in Newfoundland and Labrador, one in Nova Scotia, eight in Ontario, and ten in Québec. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd December 2014

Vancouver’s Nerd Corps Acquired By DHX Media

dhx mediaDHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Vancouver-based Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc. and its subsidiaries for approximately $57 million. The transaction is anticipated to close by December 24, 2014. The acquisition increases DHX’s operating leverage, adding Nerd Corps’ animation studio in Vancouver, which features five lines of production, as well as Nerd Corps’ interactive apps, gaming expertise, and licensing opportunities with Nerd Corps’ brands. Read the rest of this entry »

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