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  • Houdini & Doyle

    Houdini & Doyle

    Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle grudgingly join forces to investigate crimes with a supernatural slant.

  • Slasher


    Now in production! An eight-part psychological thriller series for Super Channel and NBCUniversal’s Chiller, Slasher follows the plight of a young woman (Katie McGrath) who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders – based on the widely-known, grisly killings of her parents.

  • Fool Canada

    Fool Canada

    Premiering on CBC Tuesday, June 23 at 8:30 pm! Starring comedic talent Will Sasso (MADtv), Fool Canada is a fun and witty social experiment series that tests Canadians’ notorious politeness, patience and gullibility. Armed with a truckload of hidden cameras and devious disguises, Sasso and a team of comedians poke fun at what it means to be Canadian.

  • MsLabelled


    A young fashionista tries to find her own voice in the high-pressure world of fashion by launching an upstart fashion blog, after landing a job at a magazine overseen by editor-at-large Jeanne Beker. Watch now on the VervegirlTV YouTube channel and

  • Carmilla


    Season II now available on the VervegirlTV YouTube channel! Funded by U By Kotex®, this irreverent, hit comedy (72 x four-minutes) for millennials from shift2 and Smokebomb is a scripted transmedia series that puts a modern spin on the cult classic gothic vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.

  • The Moblees

    The Moblees

    The #1 show on Kids’ CBC, on tour across Canada this summer! Integrating a holistic approach to healthy active living, The Moblees (30 x 11-minutes) is a new live-action interactive musical adventure series that gets kids aged 3 – 5 up and moving.

  • Murdoch Mysteries

    Murdoch Mysteries

    Season 9 premieres October 5 on CBC! Set in Toronto at the dawn of the 20th century, Murdoch Mysteries is a one-hour drama series that explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative investigative techniques to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders.



Nov 11 2015 - Smokebomb and shift2 win Best in Branded Content

Smokebomb Entertainment and shift2, the digital studio and digital agency of Shaftesbury, took home two awards at the 2015 Digi Awards in Toronto, an annual showcase that celebrates the best in the digital media landscape. Executive produced by U by Kotex, Carmilla provides a new and authentic way for the brand to connect with its consumers. Carmilla moves beyond product integration […]

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Nov 10 2015 - Jay Bennett Appointed SVP, Creative and Innovation

TORONTO, November 10, 2015 – Shaftesbury today announced that digital leader Jay Bennett has been appointed Senior Vice President, Creative and Innovation. In this newly created role, Bennett will be responsible for the creative direction and innovation of the company, focusing on technology and multi-screen content including original digital and feature film projects and branded entertainment, in partnership with Shaftesbury’s brand agency, shift2. He will also oversee marketing, research, audience engagement and merchandising and licensing strategies across all divisions. Bennett will continue to oversee Shaftesbury’s award-winning digital studio, Smokebomb Entertainment.

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Nov 09 2015 - V Morgan Is Dead comes alive on YouTube

Life’s a bitch, then you die. But when V’s life ends, her story begins. Smokebomb Entertainment, the award-winning digital studio behind hit YouTube series Carmilla and MsLabelled, has launched new 20-part scripted supernatural drama series V Morgan Is Dead.

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Oct 29 2015 - Film and TV legend Ed Asner, Downton Abbey’s Brendan Coyle and Kelly Rowan star in Shaftesbury’s first-ever Murdoch Mysteries Holiday Special

Ring in the holidays with the world premiere of “A Merry Murdoch Christmas,” the first-ever MURDOCH MYSTERIES holiday special, airing Monday, December 21 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV.

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Oct 08 2015 - Tetley signs on to Season Two of MsLabelled with Shaw Media, Smokebomb and shift2

Shaw Media, in partnership with Smokebomb Entertainment and shift2, the digital studio and brand agency arms of Shaftesbury, today announced that tea brand Tetley has signed on to Season 2 of the scripted multiplatform comedy series MsLabelled, set in the high-pressure world of a fashion magazine.

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With offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Shaftesbury is an award-winning creator and producer of original content for television and digital platforms, sold in 120 countries worldwide. Shaftesbury's slate includes David Shore's new series, Houdini & Doyle, for Sony Pictures Television, Shaw Media, ITV and Fox; horror series Slasher for Super Channel and NBCUniversal's Chiller; nine seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, UKTV and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment; and hidden camera comedy series Fool Canada for CBC, starring Will Sasso. Shaftesbury’s digital studio, Smokebomb Entertainment, produces convergent experiences for television and branded entertainment projects including the hit YouTube series Carmilla, funded by the U by Kotex® brand; and fashion-focused series MsLabelled for Shaw Media and Schick® Quattro for Women. Shaftesbury/Smokebomb recently launched shift2, an innovative brand agency that targets millennials on YouTube.

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