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Rogers Fund invests $4.48 million in 18 projects

The Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund in Canada has invested just over CAD$4.6 million (US$4.48 million) in 18 television projects, including Yukon Gold (pictured).
July 29, 2013

The Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund in Canada has invested just over CAD$4.6 million (US$4.48 million) in 18 television projects.

Unscripted and factual projects receiving funding this round include Vision TV’s God’s Greatest Hits, season three; the recently announced Tessa and Scott: The Golden Couple for W Network; a second season of Paperny Entertainment’s Yukon Gold (pictured above) for History Television; Satan: The Documentary, which is slated for TMN, Movie Central, MPIX and Encore; and Ring of Fire for APTN.

Also receiving investments are, for Discovery Channel Canada, Pixcom’s Licence to Drill, season four and Cold Water Cowboys; for Super Channel, documentaries Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood and Why Horror?; and for History Canada, Camp X and Dino Hunt Canada.

In addition, Two of a Kind, for CBC and Documentary Channel; Klondike, for Rogers Biography Channel and WNED/PBS, Sports on Fire for TMN and Movie Central; and 20 Moves, for Rogers Biography Channel, also received equity investments in the fund’s latest round.

 

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