UK-based specialty insurer Beazley is expanding its range of products available in Canada. Beazley will now offer television and film producers errors and omissions (E&O) coverage, as well as media liability coverage. It will be made available through new offices in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, following its acquisition of Creechurch Underwriters. E&O coverage offers production companies protection against libel and slander, breach of confidentiality, intellectual property infringement and other claims.
Dejero Labs has received a $14 million investment from Toronto-based Wellington Financial. Through its cloud-based LIVE+ platform, Dejero offers the ability to broadcast quality, live video from almost anywhere in the world, without the need for a satellite or microwave truck. The Waterloo-based company’s customers include ABC, CBC, CBS, CTV/Bell Media, Fox, NBC, and Rogers Media. Dejero says it’s next move is a new connectivity solution that will enable news crews and production companies to access their broadcast centre or studio and transfer large files from their vehicle while on location or in transit. The company is also partnering with Aeryon Labs to use drones to distribute real-time video.