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Production begins on “the launch”

Production has begun in Toronto on the inaugural season of its new original music series and international TV format THE LAUNCH! Recording superstars Fergie and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, joined by world-renowned music mogul Scott Borchetta, are the first of a group of musical mentors shaping the creation of new releases by undiscovered artists.

After an international casting call and completion of an extensive A & R process that reviewed more than 10,000 emerging performers, 30 have been selected to participate in the new six-part, hour-long series, debuting early next year on CTV. Additional mentors, songwriters, producers – as well as the selected artists performing on THE LAUNCH – will be announced soon.
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BIG BROTHER CANADA RETURNS TO GLOBAL IN 2018!

That’s right, Canada! Following the overwhelmingly powerful fan response to its hiatus, Global is adding smash-hit original series Big Brother Canada to its 2018 schedule.

“Big Brother Canada has the best fans in the world, and we could not be more thrilled and honoured to be producing a brand new season of Big Brother Canada for them,” said John Brunton, Executive Producer and Chairman & CEO of Insight Productions. “Strap on your seatbelts, it’s going to be another wild ride!”

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Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast

Rick Mercer hosts a special 150-minute Canada Day broadcast showcasing celebrations in every province and territory and featuring performances from some of Canada’s favourite musicians — like Alessia Cara, Gordon Lightfoot and Buffy Sainte-Marie. The show concludes with a spectacular fireworks display from Parliament Hill. July 1st, 9pm on CBC

Top Chef Canada is Now Casting for Next Season!

Top Chef Canada is coming back and the biggest culinary competition in the country is looking for the best chefs in the nation. You have seen the others compete. Now it’s your time to get the title!
Show off your cutting edge culinary style, techniques and knowledge to win a life changing competition.
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Insight Productions eyes millennial audiences with Youngster launch

Insight announces new banner aimed at creating and producing short-form digital content for millennial parents called Youngster!

Headed by Erin Brock as chief creative officer, Youngster will both acquire and create original short-form content (approximately two to six minutes in length) around a spectrum of topics that are relevant to millennial parents – everything from how to make Play-Doh to more weighty subject matter like bullying. The new entity will also work with social influencers and parenting experts to create its original content. Youngster is designed to be both an informational and entertaining platform for parents – of babies to pre-teens.
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The Amazing Race Canada returns for its fifth season on July 4th!

The Amazing Race Canada is back to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation with a fifth season on Tuesday, July 4 at 8 p.m. on CTV. The country’s most-watched summer series for four years in a row! This season has all the non-stop, action-packed adventure viewers have grown to love, as the racers travel across Canada and the world in the hopes of being the last team standing.