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STRANGER THINGS

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for October 1 to 7, 2019

Netflix’s Stranger Things stays strong at #1, while Toronto-shot series The Boys and Titans come in at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Netflix acquires ‘The Body Remembers’ for the U.S.

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing handles international sales on the Canada/Norway copro from Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn.

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LaRue heads to Prince Edward County for more Amazing Gayl Pile

The fifth season of the CBC Gem original, created by Morgan Waters and Brooks Gray, is slated to launch in spring of 2020.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for September 24 to 30, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by The Boys at #2 and Titans at #3.

STRANGER THINGS

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Sept. 17 to 23, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by The Boys at #2 and 13 Reasons Why at #3.

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Netflix reports it has spent $500M in Canada in two years

The U.S. streaming giant says it has already fulfilled its $500-million, five-year pledge, and plans to “continue to produce at current levels” in the years ahead.

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DHX Media rebrands to WildBrain as c-suite shuffle continues

New CEO Eric Ellenbogen said the rebrand is meant to embody the “entrepreneurial culture” that the YouTube network WildBrain represents.

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Epic Story, DHX build out Slugterra universe

Ken Faier’s Epic Story Media has inked a multi-faceted deal with DHX that will see the pair develop transmedia content based on the kids property.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for September 10 to 16, 2019

Stranger Things is at #1, followed by 13 Reasons Why at #2 and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance at #3.

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NBCUniversal names streamer, unveils launch slate

Peacock is set to launch in the U.S. in April 2020, though NBCUniversal has not yet announced details about its international roll out.

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APTN enters Canadian OTT market with lumi

The ad-free service, launched this week and priced at $4.99 a month, offers a catalogue of original APTN shows such as First Contact, Taken and The Other Side.

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Allarco brings anti-piracy lawsuit against four Canadian retailers

The Super Channel parent co alleges that Best Buy, Staples, Canada Computers and London Drugs are engaging in sales practices that encourage content piracy.