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The Driver

CreamVR projects head to Hulu

Three titles, including NASCAR racing experience The Driver, are launching on the streamer’s VR app.

The Confessional

JFL brings the virtual laughs

The Montreal festival has partnered with Felix & Paul on a seven-part VR experience that puts audiences face to face with comedians.

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Ken Faier exits DHX to set up own shop

With the purchase of DHX’s interactive division, the media conglomerate’s former SVP has set up Epic Story Media to develop IPs from the ground up.

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Latest CMF convergent stream invests $10.5M across 43 projects

Digital media components for Baroness Von Sketch Show and The Beaverton were among projects to receive financing.

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L.A. prodco Kickstart invests in Relish Interactive

The companies are now collaborating on a long-form animated series based on Relish’s interactive storybook The Incredible Tales of Weirdwood Manor.

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CMF invests $8.9M through Aboriginal program

Eagle Vision’s Taken and Kwassen Productions’ Tribal Police Files were among 17 projects to receive a share of the funding.

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In Brief: Netflix ups Canadian subscription fees

Plus: More sports added to DAZN and Canadian Music Cafe partners with xoTO Filmmakers Lounge.

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CFC VR experiences head to Seoul

Three CFC Media Lab virtual reality productions, including one starring David Cronenberg, will be on display at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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CRTC denies Bell Fund’s request to increase 10% cap on digi projects

The funder argues the cap diminishes its financial support of convergent digital media content by almost $13 million annually.

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Minority Media, Secret Location tap CMF coin

Thirteen companies received a share of $10.2 million through the funder’s Experimental Stream Innovation Program.

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OMDC backs 97 companies through IDM fund

With more than $500,000, Secret Location walked away with the most coin to help finance three digital projects.

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Amazing Race Canada adds online game and VR experience

The show is hoping to build brand loyalty through virtual reality and social interaction.