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Corus Studios inks first worldwide deal with Netflix

The streamer has picked up global rights to the unscripted series Rust Valley Restorers, produced by Mayhem Entertainment in association with Corus.

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Hasbro to acquire eOne for $5.3B

A statement on the surprise deal says eOne’s domestic TV and film operations will continue to be a “distinct Canadian-controlled business.”

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Lanctot, Mozaffari among 2019 Birks Diamond nominees

The filmmakers are among six to be honoured at the tribute ceremony, which recognizes established and emerging women in the screen-based industries.

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Love Nature goes Sky-bound

The pay-TV operator will air Love Nature content such as Monkey Island and Big Cat Country in the U.K., Germany and Italy later this year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, August 5 to 11, 2019

The Amazing Race Canada comes in at #1, followed by Private Eyes at #4 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #17.

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marblemedia greenlit for All-Round Champion

Set to air in early 2020, the adaptation will see 10 accomplished North American athletes competing outside of their comfort zones.

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Burden of Truth rolls in Winnipeg for season three

Adam Pettle will return as showrunner for the eight-episode third season, with Sherry White and Kelly Makin joining as first-time directors.

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Deals: Gusto Worldwide Media, WaZabi Films, Cineflix Rights

Gusto Worldwide Media inks another content deal with ACCION, while Cineflix Rights adds two new series to its factual slate.

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CMF reports uptick in TV, digital Cancon investment

The funder also saw gains in gender parity as 90% of broadcasters exceeded minimum requirements, but viewership continues to decline.

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Citytv sets premiere dates for fall 2019

Shaftesbury’s Hudson & Rex will move to Tuesday nights for its second season, while the network will premiere new series starring Bradley Whitford and Jimmy Smits.

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New Emily Andras series in the works at Syfy

Andras is attached as showrunner and exec producer to the in-development drama Axeholes.

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Deals: Bell Media, Raven Banner, MK2 l Mile End

Homeland finds a new home with Bell Media, Raven Banner activates Kill Mode for TIFF and MK2 l Mile End picks up a U.K. drama for a fall release.