Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2014’

eOne Acquires Force Four Entertainment

By Nico Franks for C21Media Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired fellow Canuck producer Force Four Entertainment, the Vancouver-based prodco behind Border Security and Seed. The deal will see Force Four’s leadership team, including president Rob Bromley, exec producer John Ritchie

Rogers and Shaw Partner to Launch VOD Service Shomi

By Melita Kuburas for StreamDaily Canadian media and cable giants Rogers and Shaw have partnered to launch the long-rumored Shomi, a subscription-based VOD service that aims to take on streaming video players like Netflix. Original content is part of the

Count on Social Media

Want an up-to-date snapshot when it comes to top social network audiences? At FanTrust we are impressed with elegant fan data, like this Infographic from Digital Insights. Wow your colleagues with these current stats and impress them with your understanding

Amazon Confirms Purchase of Twitch for $970 Million

By Ryan Mac for Forbes In May, Variety first reported that Google was in talks to acquire video game streaming company Twitch for more than $1 billion. Three months later, that deal is dead. has just confirmed it’s purchasing Twitch for approximately $970 million. Google was

Bell Fund Names Winners

The Board of Directors of the Bell Fund just announced its decisions in support of digital media for television with $5.35 M in grants for 36 winners in its July 2014 financing round. Read about the winning projects here. The Bell

BroadbandTV Signs New Deal with the NBA

By Tyler Orton for Business in Vancouver BroadbandTV (BBTV) has inked a new deal with the NBA, allowing the Vancouver-based company to expand its five-year relationship with the pro-basketball league. BBTV began using software in 2009 to detect and manage

Financing + Funds

Select clients and strategic partners served by FanTrust management include: Bell Fund Canadian Media Fund Creative BC Telefilm VCs and Angel Investors

Telefilm showcases Canadian talent at the 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival

Telefilm Canada will again have a strong presence at the Toronto International Film Festival with promotional events and activities featuring veteran and emerging Canadian talent. “The Toronto International Film Festival is a prestigious, high-energy event that shines the spotlight on

CMF Contributes $4 Million to 15 POV Documentary Projects

Digital media creativity and supplemental interactive content are key components of more than two-thirds of the successful applicants for funding in the latest round of content contributions from the Canada Media Fund. The CMF reports that it’s making a contribution

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