State of the industry: Canadian kids TV

Digital disruption and an end to regulatory protection has some in the Canadian kids business worried, but while content providers have one less broadcaster to pitch following the sell-off of Astral Media’s assets, they are optimistic that the same new platforms threatening traditional TV will provide them with greater global reach. Mark Dillon reports. The […]

Hulu and City order Eva Longoria animated series

US digital service and Canadian broadcaster City have ordered Mother Up!, an animated series for grown-ups starring Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives). Production has just started on the 13x30mins series, which is being made by Canadian producers Breakthrough Entertainment and Bardel Entertainment with US-based Mass Animation. The show will debut in the US on Hulu and […]

Breakthrough breaks through into home entertainment

Breakthrough Entertainment has launched a new home entertainment division. The Toronto-based producer and distributor has rolled out a direct-to-consumer unit It will be run by the company’s president of distribution, Nat Abraham, and at launch will offer consumers the chance to buy three of its series: comedy show Less than Kind, and factual series […]

Breakthrough strikes raft of pre-MIPCOM deals

African broadcaster StarTimes has closed a volume deal with Canadian distributor Breakthrough Entertainment for a raft of documentaries, kids and reality series. This comes as Breakthrough has also closed deals in Australia, Denmark, Turkey and Finland. StarTimes has acquired 300 half hours of Breakthrough-distributed programming including Books Into Film, Criminal Mind, Dino Dan, Droogles, Filmography, […]