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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 4 to 10, 2019

Black Mirror takes the top spot, followed by Lucifer at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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Banff ’19: Quibi set for April 2020 launch in North America

As Jeffrey Katzenberg’s premium short-form platform builds out a critical mass of content, there may be opportunities for Canadian content creators and producers.

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Deals: Blue Ice, New Metric, Trio Orange, Blue Ant

Canadian series Vagrant Queen and Letterkenny ink new U.S. deals, Blue Ant picks up Shadow of Dumont, and more.

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How Red Button allowed Media Headquarters to experiment

With its season two launch, CEO and exec producer Robert Cohen discusses the format’s “mini film school” approach, and more.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for May 28 to June 3, 2019

Lucifer comes in at #1, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #2 and Stranger Things at #3.

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Alibi goes ‘Around the World’ with Bell Media in multi-faceted deal

The new branded-content series sees Alibi and Bell Media teaming with turkey brand Butterball Canada.

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Corus to launch 12-channel package via Amazon Prime Video Channels

StackTV will see specialty channels including Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada and W Net offered outside of a traditional cable package for the first time.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for May 21 to 27, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by Lucifer at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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Twitter Canada launches Originals banner for social content

The social platform is expanding its partnership with Corus Entertainment’s in-house digital agency so.da as it looks to pull more brands toward original content.

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How a simple misunderstanding gave rise to Winnie Jong’s Tokens

The writer/director’s new comedy project follows an on-call casting agency that helps desperate producers meet their diversity quotas when they’re in a bind.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for May 14 to 20, 2019

Lucifer comes in at #1, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #2 and Titans at #3.

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In brief: Kari Skogland suits up for Marvel series

Plus: A Corus production exec shifts to a development role at Nelvana and The Northwoods finds its leads.