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Warigami gets a boost with powerhouse partners

Producer Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith shares First Love Films’ ongoing strategy to give their webseries a shot at success in a crowded market.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for July 2 to 8, 2019

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

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Warigami, Utopia Falls lead CBC Gem youth programming

The content slate, including CBC Gem originals and Indigenous-led short films, is aimed at youth and young adults from 13 to 24.

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Industry innovator Andra Sheffer to retire from IPF

After 28 years at the helm of the Independent Production Fund, Sheffer will hand over the reins to Jon Taylor at the end of the year.

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WarnerMedia reveals HBO Max as name of SVOD service

The streamer is set to launch in the U.S. in spring 2020, though WarnerMedia has not disclosed details about the potential of an international rollout.

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ZooMoo expands its reach via trio of deals

The Blue Ant Media joint venture announced agreements with Kidoodle.TV, plus more.

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‘Staggering growth’ projected for OTT, esports revenues in Canada

A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers indicates OTT revenues in Canada will grow to $3.5 billion in 2023, up from $2.1 billion in 2018.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 25 to July 1, 2019

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

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Crave greenlights Canadian remake of RuPaul’s Drag Race

Through a multi-faceted deal, Bell Media and OUTtv have also acquired previous and upcoming episodes of the hit U.S. reality series.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 18 to 24, 2019

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

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Deals: Crave, Wattpad, Seven24, Blue Ant Media

Air Canada inks a new partnership with Crave, Wattpad extends to the Netherlands, Blue Ant Media unveils three new partnerships, and more.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 11 to 17, 2019

Black Mirror tops the chart, followed by Stranger Things at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.