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CBC shows off its new Gem

The pubcaster has relaunched its OTT offering under a new brand, and announced a deal with Wattpad to mine IP that can be developed for the service.

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Playback’s 2018 Prodco of the Year: Nomadic Pictures

After 23 years in business the Calgary prodco vaulted into a new era in 2018, earning a trio of Netflix commissions and a renewal for Van Helsing.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 2018

Marvel’s Daredevil comes in at #1, followed by Toronto-shot The Handmaid’s Tale at #2 and Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina at #3.

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Bell Media to go live with ad-supported VOD platforms

CTV Movies and CTV Throwback will offer libraries of free film and TV content, including vintage Canadian series such as Flashpoint.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Nov. 20 to 26, 2018

Narcos comes in at #1, followed by Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina at #2 and The Last Kingdom at #3.

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YouTube gives pilot order to eOne, Counterfeit, SEVEN24 drama

The project is penned by Canadian writing duo Adam and Max Reid and exec produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Productions banner.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Nov. 13 to 19, 2018

Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina comes in at #1, followed by Marvel’s Daredevil and Stranger Things at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Francophone media gets boost in fall economic statement

The government said it will invest $14.6 million over five years on a Francophone digital platform with TV5Monde public broadcasters.

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Bad Blood heads to Netflix

New Metric president Mark Montefiore says the deal bolsters the prodco’s position as it expands its scope and global ambitions.

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Letterkenny returns with first Christmas special

The Crave comedy will ring in the holiday season with A Letterkenny Christmas: The Three Wise Men, while six new episodes are set to follow in December.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Nov. 6 to 12, 2018

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina leads the list, followed by Marvel’s Daredevil at #2 and Stranger Things at #3.

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WildBrain’s potential grows at DHX with revenues up 49%

In its Q1 report, CEO Michael Donovan points to the YouTube net’s significant global reach, calling it a “unique and strategic asset” that is changing how DHX brings IP to market.