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Netflix beats estimates, adds 7M global subs in Q3

The streaming giant attributed its strong performance in part to its romantic comedy-focused film slate.

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MIPCOM: Can Facebook launch a new genre?

Bunim/Murray’s The Real World is being relaunched as a Facebook-exclusive format and series, customized for the Watch platform.

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Amazon to share JFL’s Inside Jokes

The six-part docuseries is scheduled for a Nov. 30 launch on Prime Video in Canada, the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand.

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Disney, Netflix unleash more Air Bud content

The Vancouver-based prodco is readying its first TV series, Pup Academy, for Disney Channel in the U.S., and struck a deal with Netflix on a new movie.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Oct. 2 to 8, 2018

Stranger Things and Ozark claim the top spots, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Sept. 25 to Oct.1, 2018

Netflix’s Stranger Things comes in at #1, while The Handmaid’s Tale breaks the top three and Star Trek: Discovery lands at #6.

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In brief: NBCUniversal’s Hayu launches in Canada

Plus: eOne adds a new VP of development and signs a first-look deal, VIFF creates an award in Rob Stewart’s name, and more.

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CRTC denies FairPlay Canada proposal to block piracy websites

The commission said it doesn’t have the jurisdiction to consider the proposal, and that other avenues are more suitable in addressing the issue.

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Netflix orders more sci-fi from Nomadic, High Park

The global streamer has added three series to its lineup, with a raft of Canadian creatives attached, including Simon Barry, who will serve as showrunner on Warrior Nun.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Sept. 18 to 24, 2018

Netflix original’s Stranger Things and Ozark top the chart, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #3 and Star Trek: Discovery at #6.

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DHX concludes strategic review, refocuses content strategy

The company has made staffing cuts, consolidated a number of its business units and announced newly inked deals as it looks ahead.

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D360 adds 19 kids titles

The distributor has added 15 series from Toronto’s Skyship Entertainment, as well as marblemedia’s Super Mighty Makers (pictured) and Holy Baloney.