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Layoffs confirmed at Bell Media

The news comes after the company cancelled long-running series Daily Planet and InnerSpace.

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CBC looks past TV to a digital-focused future

As CBC’s executives continue to fine-tune its strategy, the pubcaster is increasing its digital-content load – in part with more features – and enhancing its ‘local for global’ approach.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand May 15 to 21, 2018

Lost in Space comes in at #1, followed by Trailer Park Boys at #3 and Star Trek: Discovery at #4.

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B.C. producer Arvi Liimatainen dies at 68

During a career that spanned four decades, Liimatainen worked on Canadian films and TV series including CBC dramas Da Vinci’s Inquest and Intelligence.

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Deals: Bravo, Raven Banner, Blue Ant Media

Canadian writer/director Larysa Kondracki serves as showrunner on the Australian drama Picnic At Hanging Rock, which debuts on Bravo next month, plus more.

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Netflix backs National School of Humour screenwriting program

The new initiative is part of the $25 million development fund that Netflix pledged to invest in Canadian creators and talent.

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Upfronts ’18: CBC debuts 17 new series

New shows from Temple Street Productions, Circle Blue Entertainment and Don Carmody TV join the primetime lineup, alongside the return of Street Legal.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 7 to 13, 2018

Big Brother Canada breaks the top 15, followed by MasterChef Canada at #20.

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Spin Master’s Paw Patrol, Rusty Rivets among Nickelodeon renewals

The U.S. network also greenlit a second season of 9 Story Media’s Top Wing.

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Daily Planet to end after 23 years

Bell Media said the cancellation reflects the financial pressures of increasing competition and regulatory uncertainty.

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Global sets summer schedule

The network will debut one new series, alongside a number of returning shows including Private Eyes and ratings juggernaut Big Brother.

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Schitt’s Creek gets U.S. syndication

Debmar-Mercury will handle syndication deals with local TV stations across the country, with off-network episodes set to begin airing in 2020.