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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.

Star Trek Discovery

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.

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Netflix acquires Peacock Alley’s ‘Cheating Death’

Season one of the Timothy Caulfield-hosted docuseries will launch in North America on Sept. 28.

Handmaid's Tale

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Sept. 11 to 17, 2018

Ozark comes in at #1, followed by Toronto-shot productions The Handmaid’s Tale and Star Trek: Discovery landing at #5 and #6, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Sept. 4 to 10, 2018

Ozark comes in at #1, followed by Toronto-shot series The Handmaid’s Tale and Star Trek: Discovery at #3 and #6, respectively.

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Vancouver’s Bardel strengthens Netflix ties

The animation service provider has partnered with Wonderstorm to produce The Dragon Prince for the SVOD.

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CBC to rebrand, relaunch TV app as Gem, with kids content as a focus

In her first major address to the industry since starting as president and CEO of CBC, Catherine Tait outlined the pubcaster’s vision for its OTT programming future.

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Bell Media adds first kids titles to CraveTV

More than 200 hours of programming including The Adventures of Paddington Bear has joined the SVOD’s library via its strategic partnership with Wow! Unlimited.