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NSI CEO John Gill to depart

“The timing is right for me to step aside so that NSI can continue to reshape itself for the future,” said John Gill in a statement.

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In brief: Telefilm New Voices and WIFT-T winners announced

Plus: Wolf Joe starts production, Canadian producers head to Cannes and Burden of Truth joins The CW’s summer lineup.

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Quebecor, Bell clash in Gatineau

Bell argued the commission should revoke TVA Sports’ broadcasting licence, while Quebecor’s Pierre Karl Peladeau said doing so could result in the end of the channel.

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Two Canadian films among the 2019 Cannes lineup

Xavier Dolan’s Matthias et Maxime and Monia Chokri’s A Brother’s Love will compete for the Palme d’Or and Un Certain Regard, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for April 9 to 15, 2019

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comes in at #1, followed by Star Trek: Discovery at #2 and Doom Patrol at #3.

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Netflix approaches 149 million subs

The giant also said it would try to be more transparent with producers, members and the press over the next several months about what audiences are watching.

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POV: The Apology wins Peabody award

The National Film Board feature is among eight documentaries to receive this year’s honour.

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Wattpad partners with Sony Pictures Television

The first-look TV deal deepens the duo’s relationship and gives Sony access to around half a billion Wattpad stories.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, April 1 to 7, 2019

The Big Bang Theory comes in at #1, followed by Young Sheldon at #2, while Big Brother Canada lands lower down the list at #22, #24 and #25.

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Global TV announces early summer lineup

Detective drama Private Eyes and the final season of Mary Kills People will premiere in May.

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Former media exec and CRTC chair Andre Bureau dies

“Mr. Bureau played a pivotal role in providing Canadians more choice on television,” said CRTC chairperson and CEO Ian Scott on Bureau’s passing.

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Guru, VIFF among Creative Export Canada fund recipients

Twenty companies from across Canada’s cultural industries will share nearly $7.8 million in funding.

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Jean La Rose to depart as APTN CEO in December

La Rose, who has served as CEO of the network for 17 years, will exit the role at the end of the year.

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Blue Ant, Zeppelin Films ink distribution deal

Blue Ant International has signed a first-look deal with the U.K. indie production company for all scripted and unscripted programs.

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CBC brings back Battle of the Blades

After six years, the hit Insight-produced format will return with eight new episodes this fall.