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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Jan. 1 to 7, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by Black Mirror at #2 and Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events at #3.

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Key business stories to watch in 2019

The Broadcast Act review, an upcoming federal election and continued digital disruption are set to dominate 2019′s business agenda.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Dec. 24 to 31, 2018

Titans takes the top spot, followed by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel at #2 and Stranger Things at #3.

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Deals: CBC, BBC Studios, eOne, Skyship Entertainment

CBC adds to its Gem collection, eOne increases Peppa Pig‘s presence in China with a new retail partnership, and more.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Dec. 11 to 17, 2018

Strangers Things lands at #1, followed by Titans at #2 and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel at #3.

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Hulu acquires more Letterkenny

Season three and four of the hit Canadian series will premiere on the U.S. streamer Dec. 27.

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DHX to create new Peanuts content for Apple

The company will produce exclusive series, specials and shorts based on the legacy brand for the tech giant’s upcoming streaming platform.

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Corner Gas secures first int’l streaming deal

Producer Virginia Thompson shares details on the deal to see the comedy stream in over 60 territories via Amazon Prime Video.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Dec. 6 to 12, 2018

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Marvel’s Daredevil at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Playback’s 2018 Channel of the Year: OUTtv

“This year established a strong proof of concept in respect to our overall strategy,” says Brad Danks, citing globalization and direct-to-consumer relationships as key goals.

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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.