14th January 2015

New Nintendo 3DS XL Launches In Canada February 13th

Nintendo CanadaDuring a Nintendo Direct presentation earlier today, Nintendo announced that the new Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch in Canada on February 13 at a suggested retail price of $229.99. New Nintendo 3DS XL offers a number of new enhancements designed to offer the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming possible. New Nintendo 3DS XL features a wider range of controls with the addition of a C Stick and ZL/ZR buttons, super-stable 3D via face-tracking technology and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th January 2015

Record-Breaking Year For Canada At 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Telefilm CanadaTen Canadian feature films will be screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, a record for Canada at Sundance. This outstanding selection will also include five shorts and three video installations.  With 10 feature films out of a programmed 123 features, Canada will present the third-largest line-up at Sundance—accounting for 8% of the overall selection—after the United States and the United Kingdom. The Sundance Film Festival runs from January 22 to February 1, 2015, in Park City, Utah. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th January 2015

2015 Keytrends Report Released By Canada Media Fund

Canada Media FundThe Keytrends Report 2015 – The Big Blur Challenge, which provides an in-depth look at the audiovisual industry in Canada and around the world, was published today following a presentation by the Canada Media Fund at Forum Blanc in Grand Bornand, France. Forum Blanc is an annual international event where industry experts meet to explore the development of multiplatform projects through case studies, workshops and debates. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th January 2015

EPX Games Reveals Timelines

timelinesOntario’s EPX Games has revealed their latest game, Timelines, a strategy card-game built upon the foundations of those that have come before, while offering a fresh take on the genre. Experience a collectable card game unlike any other. Select your Heroes from four unique factions of different timelines and play as the most ancient beings in the universe. Spanning the past and distant future, Timelines provides a new take on the card-game genre with a focus on customization and strategy. A Kickstarter campaign has also been launched to assist with the development costs of the game. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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