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Canada’s CTV, Netflix mark inaugural unscripted collaboration with ‘I Do, Redo’

Netflix has teamed with Canadian terrestrial broadcaster CTV on their first unscripted project, partnering on a wedding series from Insight Productions. The streaming giant has commissioned I Do, Redo, fronted by wedding expert and celebrity stylist Jessica Mulroney. The 10 x 30-minute series will see Mulroney – who is also a close friend of Duchess […]

CBC podcasts score TV adaptations from 3 Arts, Sienna Films

Producers including Lionsgate’s 3 Arts Entertainment and Sienna Films are among the businesses set to adapt a slate of five CBC podcasts for television.  The Canadian public broadcaster has earmarked David Ridgen’s popular true crime podcast Someone Knows Something for a scripted programme from First Generation Films, along with Uncover: The Village for a documentary […]

CBC streamer Gem bolsters YA slate with CW samurai drama, Sonar sci-fi

CBC streaming service Gem is launching a slate of young adult programming, including a contemporary samurai drama produced with The CW (pictured) and a sci-fi drama made with Sonar Entertainment. Catering to young adults between 13 and 24, the slate comes as the Canadian public broadcaster works to bolster youth-targeted programming on the fledgling streaming […]

UK’s BBC forges ‘creative partnership’ with Canada’s CBC

Canadian public broadcaster CBC has struck a “creative partnership” agreement with UK counterpart the BBC that will see the organisations working together more across genres including drama and factual programming. The BBC and the CBC signed a letter of intent “to working together to enhance the services and programmes we bring to audiences” with a […]

Round-up: Lena Dunham to direct HBO’s ‘Industry’; A+E UK snaps up ‘Photos’

Lena Dunham to direct HBO’s Industry Lena Dunham is to direct and executive produce international finance drama Industry for HBO. The eight-part series is being produced by Cardiff-based production company Bad Wolf (His Dark Materials). The show follows a group of young graduates competing for positions at a top investment bank in London. The boundaries […]

Canada’s CBC bets big on entertainment as it woos advertisers

Canadian public broadcaster CBC is betting on scripted production and fact ent juggernaut Battle Of The Blades as it launches a charm offensive for advertisers. CBC’s Upfront presentation in Toronto on Wednesday (29 May) was the first for new president Catherine Tait (pictured, below), who joined the public broadcaster last July, as well as Barbara […]

CBC brings back ‘Battle of the Blades’

Canada’s CBC will reboot hit competition series Battle of the Blades for its fifth season this autumn. The revitalised series combines figure skating and hockey athletes and pair them for a live, high-stakes figure skating competition. In the new iteration teams will continue to compete for the charity of their choice. First launched in 2009, […]

Show of the week: Coroner

The crown jewel in Cineflix Rights’ growing scripted slate, Coroner has struck a chord in the market for procedurals – becoming the highest-rated drama debut on Canadian broadcaster CBC and the largest historical launch on Universal TV in the UK. Inspired by British writer M.R. Hall’s bestselling series of books, Coroner is a character-driven, hour-long […]

CBC appoints exec director for scripted

CBC has appointed former Temple Street exec Trish Williams as executive director of scripted content.  Reporting into Sally Catto, GM of programming for the Canadian public broadcaster, Williams is to oversee the public broadcaster’s drama, comedy and film teams across all broadcast and streaming original long-form programming.  Williams, who joins CBC this week, most recently served […]

CBC’s Coroner becomes highest-rated series launch in four years

Muse, Back Alley and Cineflix co-pro drama Coroner has become the highest-rated drama series launch on Canada’s pubcaster CBC in four years. Data by Canadian audience measurement organisation Numeris shows that Coroner reached 2m Canadians and delivered an average minute audience of more than one million viewers for each episode on CBC. In the UK, […]

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