7th April 2014

Canada Shines Bright At MIPTV

eye on canadaToday a delegation of Canadian talent, content creators and business leaders in television and digital media will focus on the future of the industry at MIPTV 2014 in Cannes, France. MIPTV is the world’s most-established TV and digital content market and the biggest gathering of entertainment industry professionals. MIPTV will host a number of creative talents from the Canadian industry at notable events such as the MIPTV Red Carpet on Monday, April 7. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th April 2014

Bruce Lee Steps Into The Octagon With EA SPORTS UFC

EA SportsElectronic Arts Inc. and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) have announced that Bruce Lee, “The Father of Mixed Martial Arts”, will make his historic first step into the Octagon® in EA Sports UFC, launching June 17, 2014. Fans can pre-order today to get instant day-one access to Bruce, or they can complete the game’s career mode at Pro difficulty to unlock him. Players can fight with the legend across four different weight classes and test his legacy against the best of the best in the UFC. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th April 2014

HootSuite’s Game of Thrones #GameofSocial

HootSuiteA year ago HootSuite showed just how much the company’s employees love Game of Thrones with their Social Media Winter is Coming infographic (see below). The infographic was a visual representation of the quiet battles being fought between many social networks, who were building walls and blocking access between their respective sites and apps. That graphic was a hit with the social media community, so HootSuite’s people knew they had to take things up a notch for this season’s premiere. Enter the Game of Social Thrones video. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th April 2014

Industry Minister James Moore Reveals Digital Canada 150 Initiative

Government of CanadaIn a presentation held at OpenText, Industry Minister James Moore has unveiled Digital Canada 150, an ambitious path forward for Canadians to take full advantage of the opportunities of the digital age. Digital Canada 150 encompasses 39 new initiatives that build on the Canadian government’s successful measures for a more connected Canada. It is based on 250 submissions that were received from more than 2,000 Canadians who registered to participate in online consultations held over three months in 2010. Hopefully it carries more weight and substance than the promise that the Conservatives would support the CBC by “maintaining or increasing” the network’s budget. Which it didn’t. Which meant the cancellation of shows we don’t want cancelled. But that’s another argument. In fact this announcement in and of itself raises new arguments. I feel a rant an editorial fighting to get out. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2014

Retro City Rampage: DX Gets An Update And Expands Down Under

vblankRetro City Rampage developer Vblank Entertainment has released Update#1 for the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, which coincidentally also signals the availability of the game for handheld gamers in Australia and New Zealand. Retro City Rampage: DX has become one of the highest rated 3DS titles of all time, and it’s winning fans from every age group, with the first month of North America-only launch sales exceeding those for the game’s first month of global sales for the Xb0x 360 version. Retro City Rampage: DX is now available in the eShops for North America, Europe, the UK and Australia/New Zealand. Vblank has also announced that the original PSN version for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita (cross buy) is now $9.99. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2014

Fearless Fred Kennedy launches The Fourth Planet

teletoon at nightToronto Radio and Television personality ‘Fearless’ Fred Kennedy (102.1 The Edge, Teletoon at Night) launches The Fourth Planet this week via Teletoon At Night. The science fiction comic will first be serialized online, releasing pages of the story each Monday in tandem with Fred’s own independent comic imprint BigSexyComics, which he founded in 2009. Written by Fred and illustrated by Mike Maciaszek, The Fourth Planet will find its print incarnation at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto this August. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2014

Canadian Documentaries Out In Force At MIPDoc 2014

Canada Media FundTelefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) are pleased to announce Canada’s presence at MIPDoc 2014, the world’s leading international documentary market, taking place April 5 and 6 in Cannes, France. The productions Inside the Mind of Leonardo, Secouristes de l’extrême, Arctic Defenders, Avatar Secrets, Burgundy Jazz and Who Killed Gandhi? will be screened at this forum devoted exclusively to documentary content. In addition, the documentary series Apocalypse: World War One and the production Fort McMoney will also be presented at conference sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2014

Toronto Animation Arts Festival International Returns

taafiThe Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) is back for a third year, bringing the best of animation arts from Canada and around the world to Toronto’s Waterfront Corus Quay and the George Brown – Waterfront Campus from June 14-16 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2014

Eileen O’Neill To Deliver Feature Address At Banff Media Festival 2014

Banff World Media FestivalAlong with yesterday’s official Schedule Launch, the Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) also announced that Eileen O’Neill will present a feature address at the 35th BANFF, being held June 8-11, 2014.  O’Neill is Group President – Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Velocity Networks, responsible for strategic direction at all three networks within the Discovery Communications umbrella.  Discovery Communications is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company, reaching more than two billion cumulative subscribers through 190 networks in over 220 countries and territories worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2014

TransGaming Appoints Fredrik Liljegren As Vice President Of Graphics And Portability

transgamingTransGaming Inc., a leader in developing and delivering platform-defining social video game experiences to consumers around the world, has announced that games industry veteran Fredrik Liljegren has joined the company as Vice President of the Graphics and Portability Group. The addition of Liljegren brings decades of technology and gaming leadership experience to TransGaming. Read the rest of this entry »

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