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Beat Bugs renewed for season two

The Beatles-inspired series is produced by Grace: A Storytelling Company, Beyond Screen Production and Vancouver’s Thunderbird.

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Netflix sees subscriber slowdown

The service added 1.7 million subscribers globally, down from 2.5 million predicted earlier this year.

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Kin Community closes new funding round

The Series D financing will go towards the MCN’s content production and distribution. (Kin Community creators Hot for Food pictured.)

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Kin Community Canada launches Fusia digital channel

The MCN has partnered with a Toronto-based publication targeting South Asian Canadian women with lifestyle content.

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Hulu acquires The Book of Negroes

The SVOD picked up the exclusive U.S. streaming rights to the CSA-winning six-part miniseries.

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HBO Canada preps May launch for Sensitive Skin

The second season for the Don McKellar/Kim Cattrall comedy will be paired with a behind-the-scenes making-of documentary.

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MIPTV: The new studio model? Vivendi goes mobile

Vivendi and Havas Media Group exec Dominique Delport reveals the strategy behind its ambitious Studio+ content play, which it aims to expand globally.

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MIPTV: Why BroadbandTV was key to RTL’s future

RTL Group co-CEO Guillaume de Posch (pictured) unpacks why the Canadian MCN was the right choice to anchor the company’s digital future.

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In brief: CMF/Screen Australia coin; Dead of Summer’s B.C. shoot

Screen Australia and the CMF distribute $700,000 across three digital coproductions, Dead of Summer starts production in Vancouver, plus more news from the week.

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Riftworld, Sudden Master win at Vancouver Web Fest

Sudden Master (pictured), the digital series attached to OMNI’s Blood and Water, won the best action/adventure prize.

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In brief: La Guerre wins Guichet d’or; spring premiere dates

Emergency Room and Game of Homes to bow in April, more accolades for La Guerre des Tuques 3D (pictured) and other news.

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In brief: eOne, Sony build Momentum; CFC honours McKellar

Don McKellar (pictured) wins the 2016 CFC Award for Creative Excellence, eOne and Sony Picture Home Entertainment strike up a new deal, and more news from the week.