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CRTC calls skinny basic hearing

The regulator is calling TV providers to a hearing to discuss how basic TV packages have been implemented across the country.

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Hulu snaps up Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave

Hulu has secured the exclusive SVOD rights to season one of Sprout/CBeebies-commissioned preschool series.

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eOne full-year revenues up 2%

The increase was driven by strong performances from its TV and family divisions, while eOne saw a revenue decrease in its film distribution business. (Peppa Pig pictured.)

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Asper’s FNTSY Sports Network expands to Japan

The fantasy sports channel led by former Canwest head Leonard Asper (pictured) has partnered with FanXT.

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Playback’s 2016 Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Ivan Fecan

The industry builder and Playback‘s 2010 Person of the Decade helped build the empire now known as Bell Media and oversaw CTV’s rise to the number one network.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs May 2 to May 8, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is at #1 for the week of May 2 to 8, followed by 5th Wave at #2 and The Revenant at #3.

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Skydance Media to open new studio in Surrey, B.C.

The Hollywood prodco behind Star Trek Beyond will open a new facility with five sound stages.

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Giver aims to break world record in fourth season

The new season of Sinking Ship’s live-action children’s show begins production July 1.

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Deals: Raven Banner, Media Ranch, PNP

Raven Banner has acquired the international sales rights to Finnish superhero movie Rendel (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

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Some Assembly Required to end after season three

The Thunderbird Films-produced series will conclude with a two-part finale.