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Canada Netflix rival buys UK, US sci-fi

Project Latte, the upcoming Canadian OTT service from telco and broadcast group Bell, has bought several big-ticket sci-fi and fantasy drama series from the UK and US. It has licensed Doctor Who and Orphan Black from BBC Worldwide and US superhero series Arrow and its spin-off The Flash (pictured) from Warner Bros International Television Distribution. […]

Canada’s latest OTT service bags Python

Upcoming OTT service Latte has acquired a raft of Monty Python content including the film about the comedy troupe’s recent reunion gig in London. The internet service from telco and broadcaster Bell, which has yet to be given a commercial name and is known simply as ‘Project Latte’, has acquired the content from UK distributor […]

DHX closes channels deal, shuffles management

DHX Media has closed a deal for the Family Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior in Canada. Canada-listed DHX announced the C$170 million deal for the cable nets, which it has acquired from telco Bell, last November. It will house the channels in a new business unit called DHX Television. Prior to the deal for […]

Canada’s Bell opens regional production outposts

Canadian media giant Bell is opening new production offices in Vancouver and Winnipeg. The new offices will sit alongside its current regional development office in Halifax. The Vancouver production and development hub opens on February 17 and will be run by MIchele McMahon, while Winnipeg opens on March 3 with Brandice Vivier at the helm. […]

Canada’s turn to shine

Canada is a top originator of English-language scripted and factual content. Ever savvier of the international market, the country’s producers and distributors are more aggressively seeking out US partnerships as a springboard to the rest of the world, reports Mark Dillon. One reason Canadian producers need a global outlook is a challenging broadcast landscape at […]