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Corus to launch 12-channel package via Amazon Prime Video Channels

StackTV will see specialty channels including Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada and W Net offered outside of a traditional cable package for the first time.

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Deals: Farpoint, Max Films, eOne

Farpoint Films’ new factual series lands U.K. distribution, Netflix acquires an upcoming Jane Campion drama and The CW asks for more Burden of Truth.

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Corus sets specialty lineup for 2019/20

W Network’s drama pick ups included Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, with Corus adding around 30 new titles in total across its specialty portfolio.

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In brief: Indian Horse creates $15.3M in economic output

CBC/Radio-Canada partners with the Canada Council for the Arts on a new initiative, plus Corus will integrate Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge into its programming.

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Canadian Cinema Editors unveil 2019 winners

The ninth annual gala saw editor Lara Johnston win best feature film editing for her work on Mouthpiece, while Dean Balser received the Lifetime Achievement prize.

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Upfronts ’19: Global sets Nurses, Departure debuts for midseason

Corus’ 2019/20 schedule includes a 40-title slate of Canadian projects, including more than 10 unscripted properties and a trio of new shows from Nelvana.

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How increased funding flexibility is creating forward momentum

From Playback magazine: expanded funding triggers are creating new paths to market for producers and creators in a slow-moving broadcast environment.

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Upfronts ’19: Citytv adds Dead Still, Vagrant Queen to midseason

Rogers Media also renewed Shaftesbury’s Hudson and Rex, while there were a number of significant changes to its roster of international acquisitions.

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CTV announces a dramatic slate of U.S. pickups

Besides gritty dramas like Stumptown and For Life, picks like Bob Hearts Abishola and The Masked Singer are also coming.

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Upfronts ’19: CBC lifts the curtain on 2019/20 roster

New scripted dramas from Sienna Films, Shaftesbury, Seven24 and Lark Productions join a local remake of Family Feud and 32 returning series.

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Prairie Dog’s Tribal rolls into Calgary

The eight-episode drama for APTN sees Blackstone‘s creator Ron E. Scott (pictured) serve as showrunner and director.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 13 to 19, 2019

The Big Bang Theory finale leads the list, while MasterChef Canada comes in at #20 and Island of Bryan lands at #27.