Nov 23, 2020
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Buzz from the Banff festival floor

The 2008 Banff World Television Festival wrapped with more than a few big announcements. In a nutshell:

  • WestWind Pictures announced that Fox Network will be making a US version of “Little Mosque on the Prairie”.
  • Shaftesbury Films added a Digital Division by acquiring award-winning Smokebomb Entertainment.
  • GlassBOX Television Inc. announced $5 million of new venture and strategic investment.
  • Corus Entertainment will distribute original Heavy programming using Husky Media’s global video monetization platform.
  • The Movie Network and Movie Central announced production dates for their original series “Sanctuary”, “Bloodletting & Miracle Cures” and “The Weight”.
  • BBC Worldwide and Temple Street Productions announced BBC Worldwide will acquire a minority stake in Temple Street; the new partnership will focus on development, production and distribution.
  • Discovery Canada announced they will delve into game shows with “Cash Cab,” a version of the British format to be produced by Castlewood.
  • The Canadian Television Fund named veteran broadcaster Paul Gratton its new Chairman.

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Headline, Industry News

Buzz from the Banff festival floor

The 2008 Banff World Television Festival wrapped with more than a few big announcements. In a nutshell:

  • WestWind Pictures announced that Fox Network will be making a US version of “Little Mosque on the Prairie”.
  • Shaftesbury Films added a Digital Division by acquiring award-winning Smokebomb Entertainment.
  • GlassBOX Television Inc. announced $5 million of new venture and strategic investment.
  • Corus Entertainment will distribute original Heavy programming using Husky Media’s global video monetization platform.
  • The Movie Network and Movie Central announced production dates for their original series “Sanctuary”, “Bloodletting & Miracle Cures” and “The Weight”.
  • BBC Worldwide and Temple Street Productions announced BBC Worldwide will acquire a minority stake in Temple Street; the new partnership will focus on development, production and distribution.
  • Discovery Canada announced they will delve into game shows with “Cash Cab,” a version of the British format to be produced by Castlewood.
  • The Canadian Television Fund named veteran broadcaster Paul Gratton its new Chairman.

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Headline, Industry News

Buzz from the Banff festival floor

The 2008 Banff World Television Festival wrapped with more than a few big announcements. In a nutshell:

  • WestWind Pictures announced that Fox Network will be making a US version of “Little Mosque on the Prairie”.
  • Shaftesbury Films added a Digital Division by acquiring award-winning Smokebomb Entertainment.
  • GlassBOX Television Inc. announced $5 million of new venture and strategic investment.
  • Corus Entertainment will distribute original Heavy programming using Husky Media’s global video monetization platform.
  • The Movie Network and Movie Central announced production dates for their original series “Sanctuary”, “Bloodletting & Miracle Cures” and “The Weight”.
  • BBC Worldwide and Temple Street Productions announced BBC Worldwide will acquire a minority stake in Temple Street; the new partnership will focus on development, production and distribution.
  • Discovery Canada announced they will delve into game shows with “Cash Cab,” a version of the British format to be produced by Castlewood.
  • The Canadian Television Fund named veteran broadcaster Paul Gratton its new Chairman.

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