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Epic Meal Time creators to develop comedy for CBC

NextTime Productions’ Darren and Harley Morenstein are set to jump to linear screens, following a deal brokered out of the CFC’s Jumping Screens Comedy Workshop.

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Finding new ways to party with #AcademySocial

The strategy behind the ACCT’s third annual #AcademySocial event, an event designed to expand the scope of Screen Week and invigorate the awards-week party circuit.

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In brief: New SVOD services; new Emmy categories

Adult Swim and NFB launch new SVOD services, Emmy Awards expand short-form categories and more news from the week. (NFB short film If I Was God… pictured.)

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How to win in the digital economy

From Playback magazine: four innovation experts “SWOT” different strategies Canadian companies are (or should be) using to get ahead in the new entertainment economy.

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Makeful launches three original series for spring

The Blue Ant Media specialty channel is debuting new series from Whistlestop and General Purpose Entertainment.

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Love Nature SVOD service launches in 32 countries

The ad-free app will be available in 4K on a number of platforms, including Amazon Fire TV and Roku TV.

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Dan Lee joins Big Coat Productions

The former productions manager of content creation at Temple Street will oversee the creation of digital content for Big Coat’s new YouTube channel.

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Thunderbird catches a new Netflix Beat

The Vancouver producer and its Atomic Cartoons division have joined the Beatles-themed series, made possible by a worldwide rights deal for the music.

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Niche content could be next media battleground: report

The latest Keytrends report from the Canada Media Fund notes OTT multinationals could aim to consolidate their market share by moving into niche content.

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Former Starz exec joins 108 Media

Nancy Silverstone joins the Toronto-based distributor as head of acquisitions and content strategy.

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Niche OTT service focuses on aero-archives

SVOD service AeroCinema will launch in March with more than 200 aviation-related titles on its platform.

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Nearly half of English Canadians watch Netflix: MTM

That figure is up from 21% in 2012, according to a sneak peek of Media Technology Monitor’s fall report.