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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27th May 2015

Hootsuite Launches Enhanced Enterprise Social Sharing With Content Library

HootSuiteHootSuite has announced enhanced functionality to its Content Library. Content Library helps organizations extend their social reach by centralizing pre-approved, company-branded content for Hootsuite Enterprise users to freely share on social media. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th May 2015

Nintendo Of Canada Celebrates Summer With Splatoon, Yogurty’s And Yogen Früz

Nintendo CanadaNintendo of Canada is celebrating the launch of its newest title for Wii U, Splatoon, with the help of Yogurty’s® and Yogen Früz®. Taking inspiration from Splatoon’s ink-spraying, turf claiming action where players cover territory in bright, colourful ink, Yogurty’s® and Yogen Früz® stores will offer special Splatoon flavours and toppings, contests and prizes, and the opportunity to play Splatoon at select stores! Read the rest of this entry »

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27th May 2015

Dana Brunetti Gets Inaugurated At BANFF

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival has announced that Dana Brunetti, President of Trigger Street Productions, will sit down for a Feature Interview at BANFF 2015.  Attendees will hear directly from the Producer of some of today’s biggest and best known award-winning content including the acclaimed Netflix Original Series House of Cards, and the feature films 50 Shades of Grey, Captain Philips and The Social Network. This Feature Interview is a great opportunity to hear Brunetti discuss how audiences have evolved in the way they look to consume content and what the future holds for distribution. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th May 2015

Temple Street Productions And DHX Television Announce Principal Photography On New Tween Drama The Music Room

dhx mediaTemple Street Productions and DHX Television are pleased to announce production has commenced on The Music Room (working title), a music-based tween series from Frank van Keeken, creator of The Next Step. The reality-style drama follows a group of young performers who are members of an elite music program. The music-based series, which is slated to premiere on Family Channel in Winter 2016, will feature an entirely original soundtrack. Read the rest of this entry »

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