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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 2 to 8, 2016

MasterChef Canada is at #16 for the week of May 2 to 8, with Big Brother Canada at #27.

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Vice Canada’s digital arm targets Quebec market

The media co’s “newfront” event Tuesday revealed the upcoming launch of Vice Quebec, expanding its digital bilingual operations. (Vice Media co-founder Suroosh Alvi pictured.)

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 13 to 19, 2016

Le Coeur regulier takes the top spot for the week of May 13 to 19, followed by Sleeping Giant at #2 and Retour a Cuba at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 13 to 19, 2016

Captain America: Civil War is at #1 for the week of May 13 to 19, with The Jungle Book at #2 and Money Monster at #3.

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: 2016 nominations now open

We’re looking for the hottest up-and-coming talent in the Canadian screen production industry – and we need you to help us find it. (Free to view.)

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CRTC calls skinny basic hearing

The regulator is calling TV providers to a hearing to discuss how basic TV packages have been implemented across the country.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs May 2 to May 8, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is at #1 for the week of May 2 to 8, followed by 5th Wave at #2 and The Revenant at #3.

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Ringing up…Playback’s Summer 2016 issue

Playback kicks off summer (well, almost summer) with an overview of its latest issue.

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Video streaming up on tablets and smartphones: MTM

Streaming on both platforms has seen double-digit increases in the latest cellphone and tablet usage reports.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 6 to 12, 2016

Sleeping Giant stays at #1 for the week of May 6 to 12, with Avant les rues at #2 and Natasha at #3.