CBS to open production hub in Toronto

CBS is to build a major film and TV production facility outside of Toronto. The US broadcaster has secured a long-term lease on a 260,000 square-foot lot in the suburb of Mississauga, which is a half-hour drive outside of downtown Toronto. The new space – which will be called CBS Stages Canada – underlines a […]

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 […]

Discovery Europe orders cityscape doc Strip the City

Discovery Networks Western Europe has ordered Strip the City, a six-part documentary that uses CGI to strip back the surfaces of some of the world’s major cities. The doc series will be coproduced by UK indie Windfall Films (Massive Moves) and its Canadian counterpart Handel Productions (Inside the Titanic). In each episode CGI will be […]