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The Umbrella Academy

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Feb. 26 to March 4, 2019

The Umbrella Academy comes in at #1, followed by Star Trek: Discovery at #2 and Doom Patrol at #3.

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Programmer profile: CBC Digital

CBC’s Zach Feldberg discusses the pubcaster’s evolving digital strategy and what producers should know before pitching it.

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Canadian broadcasters prep for an SVOD invasion

Broadcast execs discuss how they’re honing their streaming offerings as another wave of deep-pocketed OTT players head toward Canada.

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Should there be some ‘DIY’ in your kids-content mix?

Children are consuming more homemade content from vloggers and YouTube personalities than ever, but what does the trend mean for producers?

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Feb. 19 to 25, 2019

The Umbrella Academy topped the charts, with Star Trek: Discovery steady at #2 and Doom Patrol rising to #3.

Destination Dishes

Corus’ so.da uncaps new Twitter series

Produced through the company’s in-house social content studio so.da, #DestinationDishes follows celebrity chefs as they create destination-themed meals.

Northern Rescue

How DCTV pulled off a Northern Rescue

Showrunner David Cormican and star William Baldwin discuss how they sold CBC and Netflix on the hour-long family drama.

Blown Away

Crafting a bingeable format to ‘blow away’ viewers

Marblemedia’s Matt Hornburg discusses the strategy that shaped the company’s new glass-blowing series with Netflix and Blue Ant’s Makeful.

Night

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Feb. 12 to 18, 2019

The Handmaid’s Tale and Star Trek: Discovery top the chart, followed by One Day at a Time at #3.

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In Brief: The Order and Bajillionaires land premiere dates

Nomadic’s werewolf drama and Six Eleven Media’s kids comedy are set to debut this March, while Shredders of Metal will return for a second season.

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Netflix establishes Toronto ‘hub’ with long-term leases

The streamer has inked multi-year lease agreements with both Cinespace and Pinewood Toronto Studios for sound stages in the Port Lands.

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Apple streaming service expected to launch in spring: reports

Media outlets are reporting the tech giant may unveil its streaming service at a March event.