Stephen Stohn


Netflix, Family enrol Degrassi for new class

Days after MTV Canada and TeenNick declared class was over for high school drama Degrassi, Netflix and Canuck net Family Channel have stepped in to recall its students. The pair have commissioned Degrassi: Next Class, a 20x30mins series from original series production studio Epitome Pictures. They will debut the new series early next year, with […]

DHX buys Degrassi producer in $30m deal

DHX Media is buying Epitome, the producer behind Canadian teen drama franchise Degrassi, for C$33 million (US$29.9 million). DHX will pay around C$19.5 million in cash and rest through an issue of nearly three million DHX shares, though these are subject to a six-month lock–up agreement. In turn, DHX will get 469 half-hours of programmes […]

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 […]