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WarnerMedia reveals HBO Max as name of SVOD service

The streamer is set to launch in the U.S. in spring 2020, though WarnerMedia has not disclosed details about the potential of an international rollout.

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ZooMoo expands its reach via trio of deals

The Blue Ant Media joint venture announced agreements with Kidoodle.TV, plus more.

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‘Staggering growth’ projected for OTT, esports revenues in Canada

A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers indicates OTT revenues in Canada will grow to $3.5 billion in 2023, up from $2.1 billion in 2018.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 25 to July 1, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by The Handmaid’s Tale at #2 and Black Mirror at #3.

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Crave greenlights Canadian remake of RuPaul’s Drag Race

Through a multi-faceted deal, Bell Media and OUTtv have also acquired previous and upcoming episodes of the hit U.S. reality series.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 18 to 24, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by Black Mirror at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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Deals: Crave, Wattpad, Seven24, Blue Ant Media

Air Canada inks a new partnership with Crave, Wattpad extends to the Netherlands, Blue Ant Media unveils three new partnerships, and more.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 11 to 17, 2019

Black Mirror tops the chart, followed by Stranger Things at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for June 4 to 10, 2019

Black Mirror takes the top spot, followed by Lucifer at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.

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Banff ’19: Quibi set for April 2020 launch in North America

As Jeffrey Katzenberg’s premium short-form platform builds out a critical mass of content, there may be opportunities for Canadian content creators and producers.

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Deals: Blue Ice, New Metric, Trio Orange, Blue Ant

Canadian series Vagrant Queen and Letterkenny ink new U.S. deals, Blue Ant picks up Shadow of Dumont, and more.

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How Red Button allowed Media Headquarters to experiment

With its season two launch, CEO and exec producer Robert Cohen discusses the format’s “mini film school” approach, and more.