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.


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.


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.


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.


Broadcasting Accessibility Fund distributes $724K

Seven projects that aim to advance accessibility of broadcast content were awarded grants through the fund.

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Corus sends Nickelodeon series to streaming service shomi

shomi has secured a licensing deal with Corus Entertainment for a slate of Nickelodeon content, which encompasses 700 half-hour eps, as well as the exclusive rights to six series.


Using YouTube to build future OTT audiences

Banger Films’ Sam Dunn on how the prodco is using its BangerTV YouTube channel to build audiences and buzz around an upcoming OTT service by the same name.

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Raja Khanna on going where the wild things are

The Blue Ant Media exec talks to Playback about the media co’s global ambitions for its Love Nature brand.