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12th February 2014

DHX Media Announces Toy Licensing Deal For Johnny Test

dhx mediaDHX Media Ltd. has announced that the studio has signed a toy licensing deal with Quebec company Imports Dragon for its children’s animation series Johnny Test. Under the terms of the deal, licensee Imports Dragon has acquired the rights to create collectable figures of the action adventure star Johnny Test, set to launch at retail for this Fall 2014 in North America. One of the top rated kid’s TV shows globally since 2005, Johnny Test is among the most aired shows on Cartoon Network in the U.S., and also airs on the broadcaster’s international channels. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2014

HootSuite Announces “Connect via HootSuite” For Enterprise Social Business

HootSuiteTo help enterprise companies capitalize on social media across their organizations, HootSuite, the world’s most widely adopted social relationship platform, has announced a new global event series, Connect via HootSuite. The first event takes place in San Francisco on February 26, 2014 and will focus on social business in the enterprise. Connect via HootSuite will give attendees the opportunity to hear from thought leaders, experts and HootSuite Enterprise customers on actionable best practices to empower broad social media adoption and business success. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2014

Bell Media Opens New Regional Production Development Offices In Vancouver And Winnipeg

bell mediaBell Media is pleased to reinforce its commitment to Canadian independent production with the addition of regional production development offices in Vancouver and Winnipeg, opening Monday, February 17 and Monday, March 3 respectively. Bell Media has hired senior industry executives Michele McMahon and Brandice Vivier as Development Managers in Vancouver and Winnipeg respectively. Both will report to Susan Makela, Director, Independent Production, Canadian Programming Management, Bell Media. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2014

Startup Canada Applauds Federal Government’s Dedication To Entrepreneurship

startup canadaStartup Canada is pleased with the Government of Canada’s continued commitment to fostering entrepreneurial success, as demonstrated by the allocation of $40 million to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP) in its Economic Action Plan 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th February 2014

Payfirma Launches Automated Recurring Billing For Businesses

PayfirmaVancouver-based mobile and eCommerce payment processing company Payfirma has introduced a Recurring Billing solution to its growing suite of payment products. Designed for installment payments, subscriptions and memberships, Payfirma’s Recurring Billing helps businesses avoid the hassle associated with billing customers on a regular basis by offering an automated solution that’s easy to use. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th February 2014

2014 N100 Competition Open For Entries

N100Northumberland CFDC, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing financing and strategy for entrepreneurs has issued a call for entrants for its 2014 N100 competition. N100 is a competition for startup companies with the potential to grow, innovate and create jobs in Northumberland, Ontario. There is no need to be currently located in Northumberland to participate, and a $100,000 in investment capital is available. The competition runs through three rounds and features a high-level power panel. Further details are listed below, but please see the N100 website for complete information. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st January 2014

Skilled Workers From Abroad Crucial To Canadian Leadership In Global Video Game Industry

itacESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) and the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) have unveiled a white paper which outlines the crucial necessity of global workers in Canada’s Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and digital media industries. The paper details recommended actions and also calls on the federal government to put in place measures to help highly-skilled and well-paying industries access critical competences from abroad that will help fuel growth, employment and drive innovation here in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th January 2014

Hudson’s Bay Company Announces The Creation Of HBC Digital

hbcThe Hudson’s Bay Company has announced the creation of HBC Digital, a group responsible for digital commerce and marketing across the enterprise that will be led by Michael Burgess, newly appointed President of HBC Digital, reporting to the Office of the Chairman. HBC Digital will drive the digital commerce and marketing strategy and execution across the enterprise, in partnership with each of HBC’s business units, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, Hudson’s Bay and HBC Outlets. HBC Digital will leverage talent and best practices across the organization to deliver outstanding digital experiences for its customers. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th January 2014

SendtoNews Signs Strategic Partnership With Sports News Television

sendtonewsDigital sports video agency SendtoNews has signed a strategic partnership with the world’s number one sports video news agency Sports News Television (SNTV), a joint venture of IMG Media and The Associated Press. With this partnership SendtoNews acquires the rights to distribute SNTV digital and broadcast content through its News Partnership Network™ consisting of thousands of top television, radio, print, and online news outlets throughout North America. In December it delivered 15 million digital and broadcast impressions according to Nielsen. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th January 2014

Rainmaker Entertainment And Blockade Entertainment Announce Second CG-Animated Film

rainmaker entertainmentRainmaker Entertainment Inc. has announced its continuing production partnership with noted independent production company Blockade Entertainment with the announcement of their second theatrical film together, Sly Cooper. The CG-Stereoscopic animated theatrical feature film is based on the highly successful PlayStation® video game franchise from Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC (SCEA). Planned for release in early 2016, the film is written and directed by Kevin Munroe and produced by Blockade’s CEO Brad Foxhoven and VP of Development David Wohl along with Rainmaker’s Kim Dent Wilder. Rainmaker President Michael Hefferon is serving as Executive Producer. Read the rest of this entry »

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