8th January 2015

Chariot Steers Onto The Nintendo Wii U

frima studioFrima Studio has announced that couch co-op platformer Chariot is now available on Nintendo’s Wii U System, after first launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam in Fall 2014. In Chariot, a princess and her fiancé traverse the royal catacombs in search of a final resting place worthy of His Majesty. Players must use their wits and teamwork as they venture through stunning environments and discover new challenges at every turn. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th January 2015

Epic Safety Inc Launches Epic Alert Robust Personal Emergency Response System For Seniors’ Market

epic safetyVancouver’s Epic Safety, a company focusing on providing products to the senior market allowing them to live independently has launched Epic Alert, a new line of Personal Emergency Response Systems also known as Medical Alert Systems. Epic Safety also currently houses a Research and Development team for a new product collection that will work together through various sensor and communication technologies to provide optimal health outlook, sensor and safety features for aging seniors. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th January 2015

Family Channel Rings In 2015 With New Seasons Of Fan-Favourite Series Jessie And Austin & Ally

Family ChannelFamily Channel’s making a New Year’s resolution to bring even more new programming to kids and their families in 2015. January is filled with emotional reunions and non-stop laughs as the network welcomes back two of its top-rated series, Jessie and Austin & Ally, for their fourth seasons. The excitement begins fresh out the gate with the season four premiere of Jessie on Friday, January 9 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. 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

Telefilm Canada To Fund French-Language Films Nitro Rush And Route 66

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to announce its first financing decisions of the 2015-2016 fiscal year through the Canada Feature Film Fund: French-language feature films Nitro Rush from Alain Desrochers and Route 66 from Érik Canuel. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th December 2014

Massively – The New Interactive Chat-Based Storytelling Platform

house of coolHouse of Cool is excited to announce the launch of Massively, a content platform that merges interactive storytelling with chat and text messaging apps, allowing audiences to interact with characters. Inspired by multiple choice adventures and alternate reality games, Massively aims to immerse readers in one-on-one simulated chat conversations. Users send and receive text message to guide stories, receive clues, jokes and more. Massively also allows brands to create and distribute custom content via chat application. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th December 2014

Diametric Games Would Like You To Get Gas

diametricFor everyone who enjoys platformers, Diametric Games Inc. would like to let you know about GAS, their mobile game that stands out from the rest as it is the only game in the genre that engages the player with resource management, not only the “learnt it playing Super Mario” familiar gameplay.  Because of the combination of slapstick humour, classic gaming style, and serious game design GAS will bring a new way to look at the platformer while not screwing up the pure enjoyment of the game. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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5th December 2014

Family Channel And Temple Street Productions Add Fifteen Shows To The Next Step Live On Stage National Tour

Family ChannelFans of Family Channel’s hit series The Next Step will jeté for joy as the network announced today it’s expanding its sold out national tour, The Next Step Live on Stage, with 15 additional performances. After an overwhelming response from Canadian families, the highly-anticipated stage show starring eight members of the Temple Street Productions tween drama will now feature more than 40 shows in 28 cities nationwide during its eight week run. For purchasing information and an updated list of tour dates and locations, viewers can tune into Family tonight at 7:25 p.m. ET/PT for the official tour announcement and a new episode of The Next Step. Read the rest of this entry »

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