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American Gods

Deals: Super Channel, LevelFILM, Media Ranch, Knowledge Net

Super Channel has acquired the Canadian broadcast rights to U.S. TV series American Gods, plus more deals.

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ImagineNATIVE launches year-round development institute

The festival unveiled a number of enhanced initiatives and new programs, including the Indigenous Screenwriting Intensive in partnership with Harold Greenberg Fund.

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JFL’s Gilbert Rozon steps down amid sexual assault allegations

Groupe V Media has also suspended Eric Salvail’s talk show following separate allegations against the Quebec TV personality and producer.

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In Brief: Long Time Running, Secret Path TV premieres set

Plus: WIFTV launches screenwriting program for Indigenous women and Netflix says Canadians are its quickest binge-watchers.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 2 to 8, 2017

Murdoch Mysteries is at #21, with The Big Bang Theory at #1 and The Good Doctor at #2.

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Unscripted projects kick off Bell Media, Motion Content partnership

Cameras are rolling on animal rescue show Dog Tales Rescue and design series Where To I Do?

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Rogers posts increased revenues, profits in Q3

Growth in the company’s wireless and cable businesses cancelled out losses on the media side.

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TV and radio ad revenues down for Corus in Q4

Development of the company’s VOD and audience segmentation efforts will be key priorities in 2018.

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MIPCOM: Incendo, FilmRise pact on distribution deal

The newly minted agreement will see Incendo acting as the exclusive sales agent for all TV projects sold by the New York-based company.

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Bron acquires Danish crime series for TV

Sara Blaedel’s The Forgotten Girls will be adapted for the small screen, with Bron’s Aaron Gilbert and Danielle Reardon set to exec produce.

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Vanessa Piazza inks production deal with eOne

The Lost Girl and Dark Matter EP is currently developing a number of book-based IP projects through the multi-year deal.

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Bell Media to acquire Historia and Series+ from Corus

The total cost of the transaction, which is still subject to approval from the CRTC and the Competition Bureau, is pegged at around $200 million.