4th June 2015

DHX Television Brings Rebooted Teletubbies Series To New Preschool Lineup Set For Family Jr.

dhx mediaDHX Television announced today the global phenomenon and multi-award winning kids’ TV show Teletubbies will be coming to its rebranded preschool channel Family Jr. in late 2015. Starring the timeless and unique costume characters Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, the beloved series is reimagined for a new generation with a CGI-enhanced aesthetic. The series pickup consists of 60 brand new 12-minute episodes produced by DHX Media, each featuring an original adventure with a strong focus on exploratory fun. The return of this iconic property complements the make-believe and imaginative play focus of Family Jr.’s brand, which strives to captivate young hearts and minds through comedic and playful storytelling. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2015

Nintendo Announces New Games In A Nintendo Direct Micro Video Presentation

Nintendo CanadaNintendo’s Digital Event video presentation for E3 2015 might be only a couple weeks away, but Nintendo is jumping at the chance to get started early on some of its new announcements. A special Nintendo Direct Micro video is now live, and is not short on new reveals and further details about previously announced Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. If you don’t want to spoil any of the fun surprises for yourself, stop reading now and watch the full 17-minute video presentation in its entirety. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2015

Secret Ponchos Bringing The Big Guns On Steam Early Access

OrbyVancouver’s Switchblade Monkeys is back in the saddle: the independent studio that brought the stylized Wild West-inspired isometric shoot-em-up Secret Ponchos to PS4 in 2014 has embarked on an ambitious content update program for the title’s Steam Early Access build. Once a week for twelve weeks building up to their summer launch, Switchblade Monkeys will release major content updates, including new game modes, never-before-seen characters, tweaked and enhanced game mechanics, and more. You can get a preview of what’s to come in the 12 Weeks ‘Till Showdown trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2015

Family Channel Sets Dates For Big Ticket Summer Concert Series Presented By LEGO Friends

Family ChannelWith summer, the most exciting time of year for kids, just around the corner Family Channel is readying its plans to make this the best summer ever! Family’s annual Big Ticket Summer Concert, presented by LEGO Friends, will be touching down in seven locations across Canada this August. The highly-awaited concert tour will visit more than double the number of cities of last year’s show, traveling coast-to-coast from August 15-25 making stops in Abbotsford, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto and St. John’s. Showcasing the biggest and brightest young talent from across the globe, Brit pop-rock band The Vamps and rising superstar Becky G are among the performers taking the stage this year. For a complete list of tour dates, venues and ticketing information, please visit Big Ticket Summer Concert’s online destination, Family.ca. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th May 2015

Open Textbooks Fill Digital Shelves

Province of BCPost-secondary students and instructors in B.C. will be able to access more than 120 open textbooks as dozens of new skills training titles hit digital shelves this fall. Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson made the announcement at the third-annual BCcampus  OpenTextbook Summit in Vancouver. The summit brought together members of the open textbook community, including students and instructors from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Participants offered talks and presentations to demonstrate the growth and potential of the open textbook movement. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th May 2015

Get Ready For BANFF’s 2015 Rockie Awards

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce the two upcoming annual 2015 Rockie Awards Nominees ceremonies. The Rockies Program Competition, which features 26 categories in drama, documentary, kids and digital, will be hosted by celebrated Canadian-American actor Jason Priestley, on June 8th at 12:00pm. The Rockies Gala, which celebrates BANFF’s special achievement awards, will take place on Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00pm.  Read the rest of this entry »

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29th May 2015

Disney XD Gives Phineas And Ferb The Ultimate Send-Off

disneyxdWith 104 days of summer vacation right around the corner, Disney XD bids farewell to Phineas and Ferb, the greatest backyard adventurers of all time, with a 37-hour marathon featuring every episode ever from the fan-favourite series. Kicking off at the crack of dawn on Saturday, June 13 at 6 a.m. ET, fans can relive the stepbrothers’ greatest summer escapades, Candace’s biggest brother-busting attempts and the infamous rivalry between Perry the Platypus and Dr. Doofenschmirtz. The marathon culminates with the hour-long series finale on Sunday, June 14 at 7 p.m. ET. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th May 2015

Women’s National Teams Take The Pitch In EA SPORTS FIFA 16

EA SportsElectronic Arts Inc. has announced that EA SportsEA Sports FIFA 16 will feature 12 Women’s National Teams for the first time in franchise history when it launches starting on September 22, 2015 in North America. Women’s National Teams from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America will all represent their respective federations in several FIFA 16 game modes including Kick Off, an Offline Tournament, as well as Online* Friendly Matches. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th May 2015

New Closing Date For Corus – Canada Media Fund Page To Pitch Program

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) would like to inform all applicants of a change to the closing date for the Corus-CMF Page to Pitch program. Applications can now be submitted until June 30, 2015. The Corus-CMF Page to Pitch program is open to projects triggered by any CRTC-licensed Canadian broadcaster.  Read the rest of this entry »

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27th May 2015

Temple Street Productions And Family Channel Bring The Next Step Live – The Movie To Theatres Across Canada

Family ChannelLeading Toronto and LA-based production company, Temple Street Productions and Family Channel are pleased to announce, The Next Step Live – The Movie, will receive a theatrical release premiering in 80 Cineplex theatres across Canada. The documentary chronicles the on-stage and backstage experience of eight cast members from the popular tween drama The Next Step as they travel across the country performing on their first-ever stage tour. The limited-time Cineplex feature will take place Saturday, June 27th at 12:55pm with an encore screening on Sunday, June 28th at 12:55pm. Fans can visit the Cineplex Events page to see participating theatre locations and to purchase tickets now. Read the rest of this entry »

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