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Irene Berkowitz

Bordering the U.S.: win or lose for Canadian media?

Column: with the BTLR panel’s final report set to land in January, Irene Berkowitz examines whether a long-standing assumption of Canada’s media policy is true or false.

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Thunderbird targets new streamers, doubles down on owned IP

Execs said 2019 has been a “transformative” year for the company as it expands its operations and builds on relationships with new and existing streaming entities.

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Will U.S. studios license less content as the streaming wars heat up?

Corus’ Doug Murphy said U.S. players will continue to license content to Canadian companies, despite concerns they will withhold shows for their own OTT services.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for October 8 to 14, 2019

Stranger Things stays strong at #1, while Letterkenny cracks the top 10 digital original chart.

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Netflix bounces back in Q3, adds 6.8M global subs

Following a slow second quarter in which it posted U.S. subscriber declines for the first time, Netflix rebounded with growth in both the U.S. and international markets.

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Saloon Media teams with Amazon Studios for Ted Bundy doc

The Blue Ant Media-owned prodco will coproduce the docuseries Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer, set for a 2020 release on Amazon Prime Video.

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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.

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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.