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Super Channel announces casting for second season of Pure

From a media release:

Super Channel is pleased to announce casting details for the second season of acclaimed Mennonite drug drama, PURE, currently shooting in Nova Scotia. The six-part second season is anticipated to premiere on Super Channel Fuse in 2019.

Ryan Robbins (ArrowThe Killing) and Alex Paxton-Beesley (The StrainCardinal, Copper) return as Noah and Anna Funk, Mennonites trying to protect their family and preserve their faith while battling drug trafficking within their community.

Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother, American Pie, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) joins the cast as a recurring guest star for season two as “Esther Dunkel”, a lapsed Mennonite who is nobody’s fool and has been helping her lawyer boyfriend funnel a fortune in cash through a local bank. When the cops start closing in on the ever-resourceful Esther, she has no other option but to engineer her own escape.

Also joining the cast in season two are Chris Heyerdahl (Hell on Wheels), Zoie Palmer (Ransom) and Victor Gomez (Orphan Black).

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.

Produced by Two East Productions and Cineflix Studios (Pure East 2) Inc. 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 FitzHaven). Cineflix Rights has the exclusive worldwide distribution rights to PURE.

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Super Channel acquires Chesapeake Shores from Daniel L Paulson Distribution

From a media release:

Super Channel is pleased to announce that it has acquired the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to season three of the Hallmark original series, Chesapeake Shores, from Daniel L Paulson Distribution. The ten-episode third season, currently in production on Vancouver Island, and based on the bestselling novels of the same name by Sherryl Woods, will premiere in Summer 2018 on Super Channel Heart & Home and will also be available to subscribers on Super Channel On Demand.

Chesapeake Shores will join When Calls the Heart (seasons 1-5) as one of the pillar series for Super Channel Heart & Home (currently SC 2), slated to launch on June 4th.

Chesapeake Shores stars Canadian Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas, Desperate Housewives), Golden Globe® nominee Treat Williams (Everwood, Hair), Academy Award® nominee Diane Ladd (Wild at Heart), Barbara Niven (Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove), Laci J. Mailey (Falling Skies), Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary), Brendan Penny (Motive) and Andrew Francis (Final Destination 3). Dan Paulson and Sherryl Woods are the Executive Producers of the series and Matt Drake is the Producer.

The multi-generational family drama follows Abby O’Brien (Ory), a high-powered career woman, divorcee and mother to two daughters, as she adjusts to life back in her hometown of Chesapeake Shores. Abby now balances a budding relationship with her former high school sweetheart, Trace (Metcalfe), working for a firm that does business with her uncompromising father Mick (Williams) and raising two young daughters. Returning to her hometown means engaging in the lives of her siblings: Jess (Mailey) a free-spirit trying to succeed as a bed and breakfast owner; Bree (Ullerup), a playwright who buys a bookstore in Chesapeake Shores after moving back home from Chicago; Kevin (Penny), a soldier adjusting to civilian life and new romance; and Connor (Francis), a new lawyer establishing his professional career. Having returned to Chesapeake Shores shortly after Abby, the O’Brien’s once-estranged mother Megan (Niven) strives to reestablish relationships with Abby and her siblings, though the O’Brien clan primarily looks to its wise grandmother Nell (Ladd) for guidance.

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Link: Is Super Channel up to its old tricks again?

From Barri Cohen of POV Magazine:

Link: Is Super Channel up to its old tricks again?
Super Channel not only wants a 5-year licence; they want to buy less Canadian content, not pay for any drama development and stick to the same business practice of not paying up front for any of it. All interveners are fighting that and demanding not a five-year but a three-year licence, with strict oversight on business practices (usually something the CRTC is loath to do, though the Broadcasting Act does give them power to do it). Continue reading.

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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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