Streaming

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DHX Media rebrands to WildBrain as c-suite shuffle continues

New CEO Eric Ellenbogen said the rebrand is meant to embody the “entrepreneurial culture” that the YouTube network WildBrain represents.

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Epic Story, DHX build out Slugterra universe

Ken Faier’s Epic Story Media has inked a multi-faceted deal with DHX that will see the pair develop transmedia content based on the kids property.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for September 10 to 16, 2019

Stranger Things is at #1, followed by 13 Reasons Why at #2 and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance at #3.

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NBCUniversal names streamer, unveils launch slate

Peacock is set to launch in the U.S. in April 2020, though NBCUniversal has not yet announced details about its international roll out.

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APTN enters Canadian OTT market with lumi

The ad-free service, launched this week and priced at $4.99 a month, offers a catalogue of original APTN shows such as First Contact, Taken and The Other Side.

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Allarco brings anti-piracy lawsuit against four Canadian retailers

The Super Channel parent co alleges that Best Buy, Staples, Canada Computers and London Drugs are engaging in sales practices that encourage content piracy.

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Programmer Profile: Netflix independent film

Playback magazine caught up with Netflix’s Ian Bricke to discuss the streamer’s strategy for original independent films and its Canadian production plans.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for September 3 to 9, 2019

Stranger Things leads the list, followed by 13 Reasons Why and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance at #3.

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Apple TV+ sets launch date, price

The service will feature a number of original titles like The Morning Show and B.C.-shot See when it debuts this November.

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TIFF ’19: Magnolia, Voltage, Vertical take Canadian titles global

Once Were Brothers, The Rest of Us and Code 8 land worldwide sales deals as the festival kicks off.

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Canada’s streaming champion: Crave @ 5

After a tentative start in a difficult market, Crave has blazed new trails in Canadian streaming. Playback magazine went behind the scenes to find the secret of its success.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for August 27 to September 2, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by 13 Reasons Why at #2 and The Boys at #3.