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Cyber Group inks int’l deal for Atomic’s The Last Kids on Earth

The Paris-based company will represent all merchandise, ancillary and second-window TV rights for the adventure series.

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In Brief: Giant Little Ones wins best int’l film at Goteborg fest

Plus: Mercury Filmworks copro Hilda wins a trio of prizes at this year’s Annie Awards and more.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Jan. 21 to 27, 2019

The Good Doctor takes the #1 slot, while Murdoch Mysteries and Coroner break the top 30.

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Super Bowl views continue to trend down

Ratings have fallen by more than 41% since 2016.

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CTV sets March premiere for Jann Arden comedy

Bell Media set its midseason schedule, which will include a slightly expanded episode order for The Launch season two.

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Atomic Cartoons swims into Mermicorno series

Thunderbird’s kids division is partnering with Japanese brand tokidoki to develop an original animated series based on its toy characters.

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9 Story buys Asian animation studio BASE

The deal marks 9 Story’s first acquisition in Asia and takes its total employee count to more than 1,000 internationally.

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JFL, NBC ‘Bring The Funny’

The 10-episode competition series sees Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy judge some of the world’s best comedy acts.

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Travelers ends its mission at Netflix

The Canadian series, created by Brad Wright, was canceled after three seasons.

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Media leaders, Netflix spar on Prime Time stage

CBC’s Catherine Tait accused the streamer of “cultural imperialism” while Stephane Cardin argued that Netflix’s business is good business for producers.

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Rights and writers’ rooms dissected in Prime Time Netflix panel

Netflix programming exec Chris Regina, Chad Oakes and Noreen Halpern discussed the different models and methods of working together.

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Deals: eOne, Seville, DHX, Guru

Anthropocene lands U.S. distribution at Sundance, WildBrain takes the digital reins of The Smurfs brand and Guru gets a new playmate.