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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.

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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