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Link: 5×5 With The Hook: Sue Baldaro

From You’ve Been Hooked:

Link: 5×5 With The Hook: Sue Baldaro
“The coolest thing about the current Canadian television landscape is how strong the writing, acting and filmmakers have become over the past few years. And the Canadian conspiracy continues as actors, directors and writers have been able to work here, at home, while also infiltrating productions around the globe.” Continue reading. 

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CBC brings popular British bake off format to Canada with The Great Canadian Baking Show

From a media release:

On your marks. Get set. Bake! CBC today announced that it is bringing hit format The Great British Bake Off to Canada with new 8 x one-hour series THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW. Produced by Proper Television, the Canadian version of the culinary competition will start production this month and launch on CBC in fall 2017. The original British series will also air on CBC this summer as THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW. The search for Canada’s best bakers is now underway, with further details available at www.cbc.ca/life/greatcanadianbakingshow for those interested in applying.

Based on the British format, THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW will bring together 10 amateur bakers from across Canada to compete in a series of themed culinary challenges. In every episode, they’ll face three nail-biting rounds: the Signature Bake, the Technical Bake and the Show Stopper. Each week, the competitor who shows the most skill, creativity and finesse will be named Star Baker, while the weakest will be sent home until only three finalists are left vying for the Great Canadian Baking Show title.

THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW is produced by Proper Television in association with CBC and Love Productions. The format is owned by Love Productions and distributed by Sky Vision. In addition to the original British series the format has been produced in 23 territories, including American, Australian, French and Irish versions.

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TVO’s 8 over-the-air transmitters will continue to send signals

From a media release:

TVO has announced it will continue to transmit free broadcast signals across 8 over-the-air transmitters in OttawaBellevilleThunder BayChathamCloyneKitchenerLondon, and Windsor.

Based on feedback from these communities, from loyal TVO viewers and donors, and others, the announcement confirmed TVO will continue to maintain the transmitters.  TVO had previously announced a plan to decommission the transmitters, which would have resulted in an annual savings of $1 million required by TVO to meet its current financial targets.

“We listened to the concerns of people who rely on over-the-air transmission to enjoy TVO programming and we consulted with our primary funding partner, the Government of Ontario, about the concerns we heard. That resulted in the government’s decision to flow an additional $1 million to TVO to ensure we can continue to operate the transmitters, while still meeting our commitments to strategic priorities of digital learning and high-quality current-affairs journalism,” said TVO Chief Executive Officer Lisa de Wilde.

“We heard that Ontarians value TVO’s dynamic educational programming and our government is pleased to take this step to ensure that TVO will continue to be accessible over-the-air in these communities,” said Education Minister Mitzie Hunter.

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Link: Rogers Community TV suspends some Toronto production, lays off 10

From Greg O’Brien of Cartt.ca:

Link: Rogers Community TV suspends some Toronto production, lays off 10
Rogers Media today told employees it will cease community cable TV production at its Toronto facility at 855 York Mills Road.

A total of 10 positions have been eliminated with the move and all programming produced there has been cancelled. Continue reading.

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CBC to launch new docu-series Keeping Canada Safe on March 16

From a media release:

CBC today announced that new 8×30 docu-series KEEPING CANADA SAFE will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, March 16 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC. Filmed over a single 48-hour period, KEEPING CANADA SAFE provides an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the people and emergency services tasked with protecting Canadians. Produced by Force Four Entertainment in association with CBC, the series lifts the veil and explores what it means to be safe in a rapidly changing world, while showcasing the intimate and dramatic stories of Canada’s everyday heroes who face tremendous challenges and put their lives at risk to keep Canadians safe. Two back-to-back episodes will air Thursdays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC.

In each episode of KEEPING CANADA SAFE, viewers will be privy to a dramatic, day-in-the-life snapshot of emergency services across the country including police, firefighters, airport security, Canadian Forces, CSIS agents, grassroots volunteers and more. Over two days in September 2016, 60 camera crews descended across Canada’s streets, airspace, parks and homes to capture the action-packed and inspiring stories of those working to protect the country, both within and outside its borders. With unparalleled access, more than 47 organizations were filmed at work in 34 different cities across 10 provinces and two territories to create this thorough and immersive program.

Based on the format from ITV, KEEPING CANADA SAFE is a follow up to 2015’s KEEPING CANADA ALIVE.

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