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What are Canada’s couch potatoes watching?

OTT revenues increased by 29% in 2017, according to a new study by Convergence Research, and are expected to continue climbing.

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In Brief: CRTC unveils Women in Production event

Plus: Felix & Paul nabs $350,000 in funding, ACTRA Montreal celebrates its 75th anniversary and Rogue Bridal gets a premiere date on Blue Ant’s Makeful.

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Melissa Taylor joins CBC business and rights team

The former eOne exec will lead contracting for the pubcaster’s acquisitions.

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Canadian Cinema Editors unveil 2018 nominees

Editors behind Unarmed Verses (pictured), Cardinal, Kim’s Convenience and 22 Chaser are among those in the running for prizes.

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Nose to Tail shoots in Toronto

The feature, which stars Hannibal‘s Aaron Abrams, is produced by Toronto-based Motion Offense Pictures, in association with Monolith Pictures.

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Global sets Private Eyes return date

Production is underway on season three, while part two of the detective drama’s second season is slated to kick off Global’s summer schedule.

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CRTC sets date for public hearing on multi-ethnic TV

The commission will look at eight proposals for channels that could potentially replace Rogers’ OMNI Regional.

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CBC cancels The Goods

The talk show will not return for a third season, the pubcaster has confirmed.

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Melanson, Cuperus launch indie prodco

With three projects currently in development, the duo’s Headspinner Productions aims to produce everything from preschool projects to procedurals.

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Industry orgs commit to harassment-free creative workplaces

SODEC, CMF, Telefilm, and the OMDC are among the organizations supporting new guiding principles intended to improve workplace safety.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, April 2 to 8, 2018

The Big Bang Theory takes the #1 spot, while MasterChef Canada is at #21 and Big Brother Canada lands at #20, #24 and #25.

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Netflix greenlights The Order

Created and written by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen, the 10-part horror series starts shooting in Vancouver today.

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Steven DeNure to exit DHX Media

The company’s co-founder, president and COO is stepping down, with Josh Scherba named president and Aaron Ames named COO.

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Barry Avrich’s new Weinstein doc to bow at Hot Docs

The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret is the Canadian filmmaker’s follow-up to his 2010 doc about the now-disgraced Hollywood producer.

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Netflix adds 7M global subscribers in Q1 2018

The streamer beat its subscriber growth forecasts, adding 5.5 million international users.