12th February 2015

BC Government Moves To Modernize Information Management

Province of BCThe new Government Information Act will modernize B.C.’s approach to information management, increasing efficiency, making better use of taxpayer dollars, as well as providing better, faster access to archival government information through new digital archives. Once approved, this new legislation will replace the Document Disposal Act, which was enacted in 1936. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2015

Family Channel Orders The Music Room From The Next Step Creators Temple Street Productions

Family ChannelAfter experiencing record-breaking success with the reality tween drama The Next StepFamily Channel is teaming up with Temple Street Productions and creator Frank van Keeken on a new half-hour show, The Music Room. A tween drama featuring an entirely original soundtrack, the series follows a group of young performers who are members of an elite music program. Family has ordered 26 episodes with production slated to start this Spring.   Read the rest of this entry »

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5th February 2015

The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot Launches On PC

ubisoft canadaUbisoft® has announced that the Open Beta tag on The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot has been lifted, signaling the game’s official launch. Throughout the beta period, the free-to-play Hack and Slash action game established its direction and added many new features including crafting, open creation, barricades, new traps, rare creatures and clans to continuously grow and improve the game. Gamers can grab the game over at the Steam Store as a Free To Play title (paid DLC available, click on image below), with 36 Steam Achievements. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th February 2015

Miles From Tomorrowland Premieres February 21 On Disney Junior

Disney JuniorThis February, Disney Junior counts down to blast off with the premiere of animated adventure series Miles From Tomorrow. Debuting Saturday, February 21 at 6:55 p.m. ET, the intergalactic comedy incorporates unique space and science facts into storylines that chart the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. Headlining a television event for the whole family, the Disney Pixar feature film Cars ushers in the series debut at 5 p.m. ET. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th February 2015

ESAC Announces Student Video Game Competition

ESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada is pleased to announce the 1st annual ESAC Student Video Game Competition. This competition will grant one winner currently enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution the opportunity showcase their game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles this coming June as part of an all-expense paid trip. The competition is designed to encourage game development skills that are crucial to the future of the domestic video game industry.   Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd February 2015

ACM SIGGRAPH Selects Vancouver 2018 Conference Chair

siggraph 2014ACM SIGGRAPH has announced the selection of Roy C. Anthony, Research & Innovation with Christie, as the SIGGRAPH 2018 Conference Chair. Anthony, who chaired the Production Sessions at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver this past August, has been an active member and contributor to ACM SIGGRAPH for several years. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd February 2015

Bad Taste On Steam Greenlight

steam greenlightCurrently on Steam Greenlight is a Canadian-developed game named Bad Taste. The developers state that Bad Taste is a smart, violent, scathing satire of the fast food industry in the form of a tasty videogame. Featuring Spencer “Spenny” Rice, star of the Canadian T.V. Show Kenny V.S. Spenny. An homage to trash cinema, the story focuses on police officer Chet as he tries to escape the city of Victoria BC before it’s nuked to eradicate a zombie epidemic caused by genetically modified fast food. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd February 2015

Family Channel’s Hit Series The Next Step Returns For Third Season March 16th

Family ChannelAs the cast of The Next Step prepares to take the stage for the first stop of its sold out national tour, Family Channel is pleased to announce the fan-favourite Canadian original series and recipient of multiple Canadian Screen Award nominations will return for its third season on Monday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. Leaping back on to the small screen with a special one-hour premiere episode, the compelling dance-drama produced by Temple Street Productions follows the highs and lows of an elite group of dancers as they balance the pressures of competition with the trials of growing up. Following the season premiere, new episodes of The Next Step will air every weekday (Monday – Friday) at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT leading up to the mid-season finale in April. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd February 2015

Guidelines Available For Canada – São Paulo, Brazil Codevelopment Incentive

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) is pleased to announce that the program guidelines (PDF – 40KB) for the Canada – Brazil Codevelopment Incentive between the Canada Media Fund and SP Cine (São Paulo, BR) are now available on the CMF website. The incentive will open for applications on February 17, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st January 2015

AOL Canada Set To Launch In-House Video Production Studio

AOL CanadaAOL Canada has announced an extensive investment in video with the plans to launch a full-service in-house video studio. Pivoting off of AOL Canada’s success in video, which saw 53% growth year-over-year in total video views*, AOL continues to dominate as the leading online destination for premium video content**. The studio is the most recent initiative of a long list of significant investments in video by the media company. Read the rest of this entry »

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