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Audiences jump for Amazon Prime and Crave

Despite the popularity of OTT, nearly three quarters of subscribers still subscribe to traditional TV, according to an MTM report.

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Corus Studios inks first worldwide deal with Netflix

The streamer has picked up global rights to the unscripted series Rust Valley Restorers, produced by Mayhem Entertainment in association with Corus.

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JoBro, Woods team for The Kid Detective

The dramedy is set to go into production next month and sees The O.C.‘s Adam Brody exec produce and star.

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HGF, Creative BC back four short films

The funds are distributed through the BC Shorts Program, which provides $20,000 in production financing to local filmmakers.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for August 13 to 19, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by Toronto-shot The Boys at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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Mark Raso’s Netflix original Awake rolls in T.O.

Entertainment One is producing the film as Gina Rodriguez leads an ensemble with Canadian cast members Barry Pepper and 2019 TIFF Rising Star Shamier Anderson.

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Lanctot, Mozaffari among 2019 Birks Diamond nominees

The filmmakers are among six to be honoured at the tribute ceremony, which recognizes established and emerging women in the screen-based industries.

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In Brief: Anthropocene lands special theatrical run

Plus: European Film Market unveils a new initiative, while Jann Arden is the inaugural recipient of the Firecracker Department’s Blaze Award.

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Love Nature goes Sky-bound

The pay-TV operator will air Love Nature content such as Monkey Island and Big Cat Country in the U.K., Germany and Italy later this year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, August 5 to 11, 2019

The Amazing Race Canada comes in at #1, followed by Private Eyes at #4 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #17.

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marblemedia greenlit for All-Round Champion

Set to air in early 2020, the adaptation will see 10 accomplished North American athletes competing outside of their comfort zones.

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Deals: Gusto Worldwide Media, WaZabi Films, Cineflix Rights

Gusto Worldwide Media inks another content deal with ACCION, while Cineflix Rights adds two new series to its factual slate.

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levelFILM picks up rights to White Lie, The Rest of Us

The films, produced by Film Forge and Babe Nation, respectively, are both set to world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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What’s the consumer potential for Disney+?

A new study from Solutions Research Group suggests 30% of Canadians are interested in subscribing to the service, which launches in less than three months.

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CMPA unveils 2019 Indiescreen Awards nominees

Producers behind Kuessipan, The Rest of Us and The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open are up for this year’s awards.