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How Canadians feel about Netflix, conventional channels

While most Canadians identify CTV as their “favourite” channel, satisfaction with Netflix is on the rise.

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Blue Ant’s Look Mom rolls with Demons

The Toronto-based animation studio is in production on the adult comedy series Gary and His Demons.

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

Stranger Things and the Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery are still in the #1 and #2 slots, Travelers moves up to #6.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Dec. 24 to 30, 2017

Stranger Things is still in the lead at #1, followed by Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery at #2, with Travelers at #7.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Dec. 12 to 18, 2017

Stranger Things is at #1, followed by Star Trek: Discovery at #2 and The Crown at #3.

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The biggest business stories of the year

What better way to reflect on another busy year than to read Playback‘s most-read industry stories of 2017?

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What shows topped the digital charts in 2017?

Netflix, CraveTV and Apple share their Top 10s, and, for good measure, Kobo presents its most-read books (after all, some could be on next year’s most-watched list).

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Britbox SVOD coming to Canada

The British TV streamer from BBC Worldwide and ITV is set to launch in early 2018.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Dec. 5 to 11, 2017

Stranger Things is at #1, with Star Trek: Discovery at #2 and Marvel’s The Punisher at #3.

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CBC has hit its reach targets. What’s next?

The pubcaster reached some of its 2020 goals early, but it’s still looking ahead at better engagement and analytics.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2017

Frontier climbs to #6, with Stranger Things at #1 and Marvel’s The Punisher at #2.

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Column: Hey industry! Let’s be clear about the ‘Netflix tax’

With petitions circling and choruses growing louder, Irene Berkowitz says it’s critical to be specific about what’s being asked of the government.