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Allarco emerges from creditor protection

From a media release:

Allarco Entertainment 2008 and Allarco Entertainment Limited Partnership (Allarco) announced today that it has successfully emerged from creditor protection, having been issued its Certificate of Plan Completion from the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta (the Court) on April 5, 2018.

In May 2016, the company sought creditor protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) in an effort to facilitate a restructuring and refinancing of its business operations.  Since that time, Allarco has continued to operate under CCAA protection, supervised by the Court appointed monitor PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. (the Monitor). On December 13, 2017 a formal plan of arrangement or compromise (the Plan) was filed with the assistance of the Monitor.

A meeting of the affected creditors was held on January 24, 2018 where 78 creditors voted in favour for the Plan by a margin of 77-1. The Court approved and issued the sanction order to proceed with the Plan on February 16, 2018.

With the issuance of the Monitor’s Certificate of Plan Completion effective April 5, 2018, the CCAA proceedings have been completed in accordance with the Orders of the Court and under the supervision of the Monitor.

“I wish to thank our creditors sincerely for their patience and support as we worked through the CCAA process to achieve this goal,” said Don McDonald President & CEO of Super Channel. “We had to make some very difficult decisions to ensure survival of the business and for the company to remain an active participant in the Canadian broadcast industry.”

 

 

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Super Channel to rebrand

From a media release:

Super Channel is pleased to announce that it will undergo a significant transformation on June 4, 2018 with the introduction of an overall corporate rebrand, as well as a repositioning and reprogramming of two of its existing channels.

Super Channel One (SC1) and Super Channel Two (SC2) will be rebranded as Super Channel Fuse and Super Channel Heart & Home. These will join existing channels, Super Channel Vault and GINX Esports TV Canada, to form a newly branded suite of channels, under the Super Channel Entertainment Network flagship brand.

Details about the company’s new corporate branding elements, including a fresh new on-air and on-line look, will be unveiled later this spring prior to the June 4th launch of the rebrand. New channel logos and on-air look for Super Channel Fuse, Super Channel Heart & Home and Super Channel Vault will tie into the company’s new corporate logo and branding. GINX Esports TV Canada will retain its current logo and brand identity, while complementing the new look.

Super Channel is premium entertainment at its best, offering four diverse and dynamic HD/SD channels, plus Super Channel On Demand, free with each subscription. The new channel line-up will include:

Super Channel Fuse (formerly SC1):
A dynamic fusion of premium programming including exclusive series, movies, documentaries, sports, stand-up comedy and concerts. All uncut and commercial free. Programming includes current Super Channel exclusive series such as Homeland, Berlin Station, Mr. Mercedes, Get Shorty, Harlots, ICE, Deep State and the upcoming American Gods. Canadian series include Forgive Me and What Would Sal Do?, as well as the recently announced Super Channel Original series PURE.

Super Channel Heart & Home (formerly SC2):
Feel-good entertainment featuring heartwarming and wholesome series and movies, for everyone in your home. TV you can trust, with shows you’ll love. Programming to include all five seasons of When Calls the Heart, seasons one through three of Cedar Cove, as well as a variety of Hallmark Channel Original movies, with future programming to be announced.

Super Channel Vault (launched April 2017):
A hand-picked collection of fan favourites and critically acclaimed movies, spanning a variety of genres and decades, including such hits as Alien, Slumdog Millionaire, The Green Mile, Million Dollar Baby, The Shining, Sherlock Holmes and Risky Business.

GINX Esports TV Canada (launched May 2017):
The definitive source for Canadian esports enthusiasts, featuring live tournaments, news and gaming lifestyle programming from around the world.

Super Channel On Demand:
Entertainment at your fingertips. Unlimited access to Super Channel’s programming, included free with your subscription.

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Super Channel commissions second season of Pure from Two East Productions and Cineflix

From a media release:

Super Channel is pleased to announce that it has commissioned a second season of PURE, the critically acclaimed, Canadian Screen Award-nominated series from Two East Productions and Cineflix.

The six-part Super Channel Original Production will tell the continuing story of Noah and Anna Funk, Mennonites trying to protect their family and preserve their faith while battling drug trafficking within their community. The second season is scheduled to begin production in Nova Scotia later this spring and anticipated to premiere on Super Channel in early 2019.

“We are thrilled to be working with Michael Amo and the team at Two East and Cineflix to bring PURE back for Canadian fans of the series,” said Melissa Kajpust, Vice President, Programming for Super Channel. “We jumped at the chance to bring this compelling drama set in a unique world to a pay-tv audience. There is so much more to the story to be told and we are excited the creators will have the creative freedom to take the story in new directions.”

Showrunner Michael Amo said: “As a storyteller, I couldn’t ask for better creative partners or more compelling characters. Noah’s path will lead him to redemption or perdition, while Anna, exiled by her community, will be forced to outsmart the new cartel kingpin all by herself. It’s going to be a fun ride.”

“We could not be more pleased and thankful to work with Super Channel to bring audiences a second season of PURE in which Michael is taking Anna and Noah on an even more conflicted and perilous journey,” added Cineflix President, Peter Emerson.

PURE takes us deep inside a closed, secretive subculture through the eyes of a conflicted, good-hearted Mennonite couple trying to protect their family and preserve their faith.

Inspired by actual events, PURE is the journey of Noah and Anna Funk, determined to rid their community of the scourge of drugs and its nefarious ties to a transborder smuggling alliance with ruthless Mexican cocaine cartels. But just when they believe the danger is behind them, they are pulled back into a world of violence, greed, and betrayal. Returning cast for season two include Ryan Robbins (Arrow, The Killing) as Noah Funk and Alex Paxton-Beesley (Cardinal, Copper) as Anna Funk.

Produced by Two East Productions and Cineflix in association with Super Channel, WGN America, Hulu and the CBC, PURE is created and written by Michael Amo (The Listener) with Ken Girotti (Orphan Black, Vikings) as the series Director. Amo and Girotti serve as executive producers for the second season, along with Brett Burlock, Peter Emerson and David MacLeod (Call Me Fitz, Haven). Cineflix Rights has the exclusive worldwide distribution rights to PURE.

 

 

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Links: When Calls the Heart, Season 5

From Christy Spratlin of The TV Junkies:

Link: When Calls the Heart’s Erin Krakow on the proposal, friendship and Season 5
“I think that Jack and Elizabeth, that relationship is certainly a very important one and it’s a romance that we have all loved to follow, but maybe the more loving relationship is that of Abigail and Elizabeth.” Continue reading.

From Kurt Manwaring of Deseret News:

Link: Need something heartwarming? Hallmark’s ‘When Calls the Heart’ is here for you
On Feb. 18, Hallmark Channel will give viewers a late Valentine’s Day gift in the form of the season five premiere of “When Calls the Heart” — a rare television show that answers many viewers’ yearning for family values in entertainment. Continue reading.

 

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Link: Acceptable Risk is a first-rate, fine Scandinavian-style thriller

From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:

Link: Acceptable Risk is a first-rate, fine Scandinavian-style thriller
There’s a reason why big pharmaceutical companies regularly turn up as villainous corporate monsters in thrillers. They keep doing terrible things and while some are found out and fined tens of millions of dollars, others continue with their nefarious practices. We are alert to being suspicious.

A big international pharma company is at the centre of the new and first-rate thriller Acceptable Risk (Thursday, SuperChannel, 9 p.m. and streaming on Acorn TV), a six-part mini-series. It’s a conspiracy thriller, a co-production between companies in Canada and Ireland, and set in Montreal and Dublin. Continue reading.

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