ReelzChannel buys Canadian drama

US cabsat ReelzChannel has acquired a Canadian-produced drama series from Toronto indie White Pine Pictures. The channel has bought one-hour police/medical procedural Cracked, which broadcasts on CBC and is represented in the US by Entertainment One’s executive VP, global production, Carrie Stein. The show comes from lead producer White Pine, in association with Group M […]

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 […]

CNN buys Lance Armstrong exposé

As the scandal surrounding Lance Armstrong’s alleged doping continues to unfold, CNN has bought The World According to Lance, a one-off documentary about the disgraced cyclist. Turner-backed current affairs channel CNN will air the film on its US channel in primetime on Saturday, 27th October. The doc is produced by Australian public broadcast ABC for […]

Entertainment One buys Hockey Skates for MIPCOM

Entertainment One (eOne) Family has acquired the rights to holiday movie The Magic Hockey Skates and will be launching it at MIPCOM. The kids and family division of the international distributor will begin shopping the animated special to global broadcasters in Cannes after striking a deal with Amberwood Entertainment. The 2D special is produced for […]

9 Story sells Arthur to CBC and ABC ahead of MIPCOM

Canadian producer and distributor 9 Story Entertainment has agreed a raft of deals for kids series Arthur. It will be selling the new version of the long-running show internationally at MIPCOM and ahead of the market has sold the latest 20x22mins series to CBC (Canada), ABC (Australia) and Noga (Israel). 9 Story started producing the […]

Tricky Business and Cracked head Beta Film slate

Beta Film will launch Canadian cop series Cracked at MIPCOM. The German distributor has international rights to the series, which is produced by White Pine Pictures (The Border) for Canadian public broadcaster CBC. Its other MIPCOM launches include Tricky Business, an Australian produced by Banijay-owned Screentime for free-to-air broadcaster Nine Network. The show follows a […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Cracked

Cracked is the latest high-profile Canadian police procedural hoping to follow in the footsteps on Rookie Blue and Flashpoint. The show is produced by White Pine Pictures, the producer of long-running cop drama The Border, for public broadcaster CBC. It stars Private Practice‘s David Sutcliffe as detective Aidan Black, a successful but troubled police officer, […]

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