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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Dec. 19 to 25, 2016

Secret Life of Pets tops the DVD chart, followed by Suicide Squad at #2 and Magnificent Seven at #3.


Cirque du Soleil explores VR with Felix & Paul

The Montreal-based studio has partnered with the famed circus co. once again on a 12-minute virtual experience.

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Mid-season TV checkup

Execs from Canada’s major networks give the inside scoop on their mid-season strategy, from old faves to potential new hits.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 19 to 25, 2016

Ireland/Canada copro Vikings is at #9, with Kim’s Convenience at #18.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Dec. 12 to 18, 2016

Suicide Squad tops the chart, with Secret Life of Pets at #2 and Jason Bourne at #3.


The ’10s: The era of SVODs and Let’s Talk TV

We’re wrapping up our birthday throwback series with a dive into the recent past: Netflix, the CRTC and the Corus/Shaw deal will shape the industry for years to come.


Happy holidays from Playback

We’re taking a brief winter break, but will be back on Jan. 4 with more Canadian film and TV industry news.

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The ’00s: What defined the turn of the century?

We’re diving into a decade of unprecedented tech disruption, big-time mergers and acquisitions and era-defining Cancon.

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The ’90s: The era of Due South, going public and budget reductions

We’re looking back on the shows, mergers, regulatory curveballs and tech innovations that defined the Canadian media landscape in the 1990s.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Dec. 9 to 15, 2016

Le gout d’un pays is at #1, with 1:54 at #2 and Sadie’s Last Day on Earth at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Dec. 9 to 15, 2016

Office Christmas Party tops the chart, followed by Moana at #2 and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at #3.


Thirty years of industry evolution

It’s our birthday, we’ll throwback if we want to! Playback is celebrating its anniversary, so we’re counting down the major industry milestones and players. First up, the ’80s.