Vibika Bianchi

eOne prodco hires Corus exec as SVP

Entertainment One-owned Canadian prodco Force Four Entertainment has hired a Corus Entertainment original programming chief to launch a new Toronto office. Vibika Bianchi joins as senior VP, reporting to chief creative officer John Ritchie, and will work closely with Vancouver-based senior VP and head of development Robert Hardy to expand Force Four’s slate. This comes […]

Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One creates Canadian cookery show

Jamie Oliver’s production company Fresh One Productions will coproduce a Canadian cooking competition show for the W Network. The 10x60mins Pressure Cooker is the first show to come out of Fresh One’s strategic creative partnership with Bristow Global Media, which is former CBC programming boss Julie Bristow’s indie. The pair’s partnership sees them co-develop formats […]

Canada’s W Network buys The Audience

Canadian specialty channel W Network has ordered a local version of Channel 4 format The Audience. The show is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which brokered the Canadian deal. In the UK the show is produced by indie The Garden, which has a first-look deal with ITV. In Canada it will be made by […]