TV

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In brief: Drag Kids to close RIDM

Plus: OUTtv picks up a new unscripted series from Mayhem Entertainment and Wattpad partners with a Brazilian prodco to produce its first-ever Latin American content.

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More international nets grab Aircraft’s Holly Hobbie

A number of European broadcasters have acquired the Ontario-shot series, while TVA Group has picked up television rights in Quebec.

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Acorn TV, Sky NZ join The Sounds

The psychological thriller will debut on Acorn TV in the U.S. and New Zealand on Sky NZ next year.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, September 9 to 15, 2019

The Amazing Race Canada comes in at #1, while America’s Got Talent and Big Brother claim spots in the top 10.

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Emmys a hit for CTV, but viewership down overall

Canadian audiences didn’t tumble like they did in the U.S., possibly the result of plenty of homegrown nominees.

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Atomic Cartoons grows exec team at Ottawa outpost

In his new role as studio creative director, David Gerhard will oversee projects created for NBCUniversal as the U.S. conglomerate ramps up production on its pipeline of originals.

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Cameras roll on Landscape Artist of the Year Canada

Co-commissioned by Blue Ant and CBC, the competition series will launch on Makeful in early 2020 before heading to CBC for a second window.

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DHX Media rebrands to WildBrain as c-suite shuffle continues

New CEO Eric Ellenbogen said the rebrand is meant to embody the “entrepreneurial culture” that the YouTube network WildBrain represents.

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Disney Junior picks up Boat Rocker’s Dino Ranch

The Boat Rocker Studios and Industrial Brothers-produced preschool series is set to land on the U.S. network in 2021.

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Love Nature greenlights America’s Wild Border, sets America’s Wild Seasons launch date

The Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks joint venture will launch the two programs in Canada, the U.S. and 42 international territories.

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What’s unique about Canadian sports streaming?

A new report from Comscore indicates online sports streaming increased 7% year-over-year in Canada, with Canadians streaming 126 million minutes of sports in total.

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Dan Levy inks overall deal with ABC Studios

Under the three-year pact, the Schitt’s Creek showrunner will develop and produce scripted projects for the studio.