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Corus defends request for 5% PNI: CRTC hearings

Execs from the entertainment company cited increased competition from SVODs – for programming, not just viewers – as one of the industry’s biggest challenges.

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Odd Squad spin-off to launch on PBS Kids

The digital short-form series, produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company, will premiere on the U.S. pubcaster’s YouTube channel and video app.

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Photo gallery: Playback Marketing Summit 2016

A selection of pictures from the second edition of the event, held at Toronto’s Brum and Bluma Appel Salon.

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Linear TV viewing dropped in 2015: CRTC

The regulator’s annual report found TV revenue dropped 3.4%, while cable subscriptions were also on the decline.

Schellenberg, a cast member in the HBO film "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," arrives at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles

Playback’s 2016 Canadian Hall of Fame: August Schellenberg (1936-2013)

From Playback magazine: The Canadian actor was known for iconic roles both in Hollywood and domestically on stage and screen.

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Photo gallery: xoTO TIFF Lounge

A selection of photos from the xoTO TIFF Lounge held from Sept. 8 to 11.

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Teletoon debuts Masha and the Bear

The series, which is growing its North American presence, is produced by Russia’s Animaccord Animation Studio.